Did you know Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of creativity for children and young people under 18? It's called Cruinniú na nÓg and this year over free 500 events will take place on Saturday, 10 June!!

Click here to see ALL the events!

Cruinniú na nÓg is a collaboration between the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ. Massive thanks to Minister Catherine Martin who came along to Mud Island Community Garden in Dublin to launch it along with the Cruinniú Ambassadors.

Watch the news2day report up top to meet the gang!

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Minister Martin said: "Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 is a wonderful opportunity for the young people of Ireland to show off a little, try a new creative activity, make new friends and connect with their communities. Every event is free."

And you can read on to find out more about the events and campaigns being run by some of the key partners of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023!

This is Art 2023

Creative Ireland and RTÉ's wonderful art competition for young people has returned, and the winning entries will be announced on the big day - 10 June 2023 - along with a national on-line digital gallery of all entries. You can see the 2022 winners in the video above!

Check out rte.ie/thisisart to see the entries!

Circus Explored

Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) will host open days for young people who want to try their hand at circus skills and street spectacle at their dedicated venues in Cloughjordan, Cork, Dublin and Galway. For those that can't be there on the day, there will be a full range of online tutorials available. Get those plates spinning!

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Rhyme Island

This year Creative Ireland is teaming up with The Kabin Studio to get every young person in Ireland rapping. In preparation the Rhyme Island team have been travelling the length and breadth of the country holding a series of online and in-person workshops which will culminate in a massive day of rap called Rock the Block at the 17th Century Elizabeth Fort in Cork.

Click here for more from Jamie and the crew!


Our friends out west in TG4 will be telling everyone about what they are up to too! With support from the Gaeltacht division of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media will support 'Our World’/ 'Mo Dhomhan’ several Cruinniú na nÓg projects groups which will include sand art projects and much more!

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As part of the Government’s Shared Island initiative to deepen beneficial cooperation and connections across the island of Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 will be programmed on an all-island basis with cross-community events connecting children and young people from both sides of the border, including via our partners in Circus Explored and Rhyme Island.

And RTÉ will be supporting Cruinniú na nÓg with a nationwide campaign on television, radio, online and digital.

Click here for everything you need to know about Cruinniú na nÓg 2023!