Cruinniú na nÓg returns to Limerick with Fresh Film

Media Release  16th May 2024

Cruinniú na nÓg returns to Limerick 

On Saturday June 15th Cruinniu na nOg returns to Limerick with a fun filled programme of creative activities in venues across Limerick City and County.   All events are free of charge, child-centred and activity-based. 

Cruinniú na nÓg is an national initiative from Creative Ireland, that celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through performance, theatre, art and music workshops, screenings, special  interactive events and much more.  It gives children and young people the opportunity to express themselves through a specially curated programme of cultural and creative activities where they can share their ideas, learn new skills and have fun.  

In launching the programme for Limerick, the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Gerald Mitchell said 

“Cruinniú na nÓg is for all of our communities of children and young people across the city and county. The Limerick Cruinniu programme has grown year on year with many exciting things to see and do.  Fresh Film are working in partnership with the City and County Council to deliver on an innovative programme of film based activities and workshops, while a myriad of arts workshops and events are being hosted in libraries and various other locations around the county.

I was delighted to be in Killmallock recently to meet the 4th class students from Scoil Mocheallog,  who have made a short horror film  with Emerging Limerick Filmmakers.   “The Substitute Teacher…..from Hell” will be screened on Saturday 15th June in the Friars’ Gate Theatre.    I am looking forward to seeing many other creative activities that will take place on the day.  Cruinniú na nÓg really embraces the imagination and innate creativity of the child, and offers opportunities to explore and experience creativity and artforms.”

 Etain McCooey, Arts Officer and Creative Ireland Coordinator with Limerick City and County Council advised 

“In addition to the many film based activities being coordinated by Fresh Film, this year’s programme has been expanded to include a wide ranging and exciting programme of arts events across the county.   It is wonderful to see so many organisations involved in and supporting the programme,  such as the Limerick Library Service, Belltable, Dance Limerick,  Music Generation, Dochas Midwest Autism Support, Foroige Newcastle West, and Friars’ Gate Theatre to mention but a few.

I encourage children of all ages to get involved,  there is something there for everyone.   Abbeyfeale and Watchhouse Cross libraries will host story time and puppet making workshops,   a Green Screen workshop for budding filmmakers will take place in Adare Library and a new podcast from Foroige Newcastlewest and County Limerick Music Generation titled ‘The Gaggle’ will be launched on the day.   Newcastle west will also host singing workshops for all ages,  while Rathkeale House Hotel will be alive with the sound of ukuleles.   Dance Limerick is hosting a full day of events, as is Belltable in Limerick City, from the ‘Not So Silent Film Screening’ where local school children will demonstrate their foley artistry, to teenagers showcase of bands performing their original music and open mic performances.”

Saturday 15th June is a day of creativity for children and young people.   Cruinniú na nÓg Limerick promises to be a fun filled experience for all.  Full details of the programme of activities can be found at : https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/limerick/

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