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Cruinniú na nÓg - empowering the creative potential in children

Cruinniú na nÓg, taking place on June 15th, 2024, is a nationwide celebration of free creativity for children and young people in Ireland. A Creative Ireland initiative, this day invites young people and their families to participate in a diverse array of creative activities.

From workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings, events will be held in cities, towns, and villages throughout the country, fostering a spirit of creativity and community.

The National Museum of Ireland is once again delighted to be taking part in Cruinniú na nÓg, see our list of highlight events below. Admission is free and no booking is required. 

Drop-In Workshop: Megalithic Big Draw!

Saturday 15th June, 10:30am-12:30pm. Families 7+
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 

Visit the Learning Resource Room to take part in our Big Draw and decorate our giant paper with megalithic and cave art! Learn about the different designs, patterns and shapes that people in Stone Age Ireland used to decorate megalithic tombs, just like Newgrange. Create your own cave hand print to take home with you. FIND OUT MORE

Workshop: Bumbley Winged Crawly Things

Saturday 15 June, 11:30am - 3:45pm. Families/Children
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

In response to the groundbreaking exhibition "Crónán na mBeach, The Murmur of Bees" at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, create a charming little creature using paint, cardboard, and glue. Let your imagination be inspired by the vibrant world of bees displayed in the exhibition. FIND OUT MORE

Make Your Mark! Family Print-Making Workshop

Saturday 15 June, 2pm - 4pm. Suitable for children 6+
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Join us at Collins Barracks for a drop-in print-making workshop designed for families! Discover new art techniques and have fun creating your own masterpieces. Drawing inspiration from the multicultural symbols featured on "A Dress for Ramlah" and "A Dress for Akunma" in the exhibition "We Make Our Own Histories," you'll have the chance to design a symbol that represents you. Print your unique design on a greeting card to send to a loved one! FIND OUT MORE

Relaxed Morning Visit at The Wonder Cabinet

Saturday 15 June, 10am - 11am. Children 7+
National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, Merrion Street, Dublin 2

This Cruinniú na nÓg we would like to welcome neurodivergent children and their families to drop into The Wonder Cabinet for a relaxed morning visit. Meet with Educators and touch some exciting animal skulls and teeth from the handling collection. FIND OUT MORE



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