‘Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 and for the past number of years, including under exceptional circumstances in 2020, young people and families have come together to enjoy, a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across the country. Delivered in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, you are invited to participate in a programme of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, to coding and architecture workshops!’https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/about/
Some Of The Activities Going On In My Local Area – Longford
My Story Brought To Life As Part Of Cruinniú na n’Óg@ Cork International Film Festival
The animated film made by Mary Smyth,https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/interview-with-mary-smyth-artist-and-animator/ based on my children’s book, ‘The Reckolahesperus’ is part of this programme. https://watch.corkfilmfest.org/corkfilmfest/play/60b0e1e136ea140069110f50?fbclid=IwAR0p25Js7fP8MCoSonJn-jTd1T7Lh-Q206MmurI8-5R7-lbpBXGMv9tbGm0
The Reckolahesperus, dir. Mary Smyth (ages 5+)
Sam’s misunderstanding of what his mother says leads him to have quite an unexpected adventure!