Today is Cruinniú na nÓg 2022! It's a celebration of creativity for young people and it's the only one of its kind in the world.
This year six ambassadors have been chosen to help spread the word and show off their own amazing talent.
Watch the videos below to find out more about these talented young people!
Rarely without an instrument in hand or a catchy tune on the brain, County Galway's super talented Barceló Brothers are known far and wide for their contagious 'joie de vivre’ and musical virtuosity – making them ideal Ambassadors for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022.
Part of a music-making family, multi-instrumentalist gaeilgeoirí Séamus (15) and Míchéal (12) are, quite simply, born entertainers! Despite their youth, the pair are seasoned pros when it comes to commanding a stage, having performed with their dad Miquel at home and abroad since they were knee-high.
Letterkenny's Faith-Leigh Bomah boasts creativity by the bucket-load!
This talented ten-year-old is never happier than when she’s immersed in two of her favourite creative hobbies: fashion design and upcycling!
Eco-conscious and super resourceful, future style star Faith-Leigh's unique creations often feature fabric from clothes she’s grown out of. She even gifts some of her customised creations to her lucky friends.
Tipperary's most daring duo, Anouk Baldin-Merer and Millie Sheppard are two of the young Ambassadors for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022!
Both dab hands when it comes to performing, Millie (12) and Anouk (14) have been mainstays in Cloughjordan Circus Club since they were just eight years old.
Learning everything from juggling to unicycling, rola bola to acro dance, the bravery, flexibility and creativity of this talented pair would tempt just about anyone to run away with the circus!
For those about to rock – Luke salutes you!
Luke Melvin is a 17-year-old musician whose star is on the rise as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of alternative rock band Insubs.
Now a fifth year student at Templeogue College, Dublin, Luke first started playing five years ago after saving his confirmation money to buy an electric guitar and starting some lessons. "It feels very natural to me when I play guitar, it has become like second nature."
Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ and is the only event of its kind in the world.