Cruinniú na nÓg Cork City Programme Partners

Cruinniú na nÓg is a Creative Ireland initiative that aims to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through a compelling spread of performances, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings and screenings, special events and much more. Every year, this variety of child-centred events are free and activity-based, with plenty of opportunities for young people to get ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’.


Are you a youth worker looking for opportunities for fun, creative experiences for children and young people you work with? Check out the Cork City Cruinnú na nÓg 2021 programme taking place on 12th June 2021 here.

Your youth service is very welcome to consider getting involved in future programmes. See next section for details.

Get Involved

Do you represent a youth or arts organisation or a cultural institution based in Cork City involved in the Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 programme? If so, we welcome your feedback.

The deadline for submission of feedback is Friday 25th June 2021. Feedback Form coming soon.


For tips on facilitating online and 'blended' or 'hybrid' activities (ie.. activities with combined online and in-person elements), see our 'Lessons from Lockdown' video series below.

Inviting Art Submissions Online

Tadhg Crowley at The Glucksman Gallery offers an insight into the challenges overcome in relation to producing visual art with young people through innovative approaches to engagement.


Facilitating Art Workshops Online

Garry McCarthy at GMC Beats discusses challenges overcome in relation to facilitating music workshops for young people on behalf of Music Generation and demonstrates some practical tools for online engagement.


Managing Hybrid Art Projects

Kath Gorman at Cork Midsummer Festival gives an overview of a participatory art project produced despite COVID-related restrictions with young people in Ireland collaboration with Teatro Container in Chile. Kath Gorman describes how Cruinniú na nÓg can be a platform for showcasing larger scale initiatives such as Little Druids of Humanity, a magical virtual arts project and game for children and young people, their families and neighbourhood supported by Creative Ireland and Cork City Council.


Technology Tips for Hybrid Events

A Garden Collective provide practical tips on online production and technology use for live streaming and more. In 2020, COVID 19 forced the collective to present elements of their Port to Port festival online.

More Information

You can view all of last years' activities in the Cork City Cruinnú na nÓg 2020 programme here until 1st May 2021

For more information about Cruinniú na nÓg and Creative Ireland, go to