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Lets Go Animation Workshops take place in Scariff LIbrary on 15 June.

Cruinniú na nÓg, a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18, returns to Clare on Saturday June 15th, with a vibrant lineup of workshops and performances aimed at unlocking the creative potential of our youth.

This year’s Clare Cruinniú na nÓg programme promises an array of enriching experiences across 17 locations in the county, with over 30 workshops and performances to spark the imagination of young participants, locations such as Ballyvaughan, Corofin, Clouna, Cratloe, Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilkee, Killaloe, Kilmurray, Kilrush, Lahinch, Miltown Malbay, Scraiff and Shannon.

For the youngest attendees, Clever Little Handies presents Rhyme & Sign workshops in Shannon and Scraiff. Parents and their babies and toddlers are invited to bring characters to life through the magic of storytelling, creativity, and sign language.

In Ballyvaughan, young participants can delve into the world of print-making techniques using natural materials to create stunning picture prints. An evening exhibition will showcase the diverse ‘Impressions’ crafted by young artists, offering families a chance to come together and appreciate the creativity on display.

For those with a passion for archaeology, a hands-on workshop at Clare Museum in Ennis awaits. Participants will embark on a journey through history, using excavation boxes and materials to simulate archaeological digs and uncover the mysteries of times gone by.

Join Irish Chamber Youth Orchestra, aspiring musicians aged 11 to 18 years, to celebrate children’s creativity at Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee as they perform an exciting repertoire of contemporary and classical music that the whole family can enjoy.

“Cruinniú na nÓg is a great opportunity for young people to try something new,” remarks Eva Birdthistle Creative Communities Engagement Officer. “From Animation to Sculpture, there is literally something for everyone, including Music Generations workshops and performance in Ennis, Pixel Portraits in Kilrush, Shadow Puppets in Killaloe, Wildflower seed collection in Lahinch, Urban Street Art in Ennistymon, and One Minute Myths in Ennis Library.”

Cruinniú na nÓg in Clare promises a day filled with imagination, exploration, and creativity for children and young people of all ages. Check out the full list of events for Clare at https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/clare/ and join in on this exciting journey of self-expression and discovery.

Find details on events taking place in Clare Libraries  here.