Cruinniú na nÓg in Gorey

A Day of Youthful Creativity in Co. Wexford

Cruinniú na nÓg, on Saturday 23rd June, is a national day of creativity for our children and young people. It is a day when all over the country they get the opportunity to take part in a multitude of free cultural and creative activities.

Here in Co Wexford there will be over 20 free events for children, young people and family groups in the towns of  Gorey, Bunclody, Wexford, New Ross, Enniscorthy.

Spooky tales, Storytelling in Wolfland, Rock Music, and Circus skills await the energetic youth of Enniscorthy. Further north in Bunclody you can try 3D printing, sewing fun for children of all ages and a chance to meet Pirate Pete the odd sock puppet. In Gorey, activities range from Fabadoodle doggie drawing to art classes and an exhibition in collage, podcasting, animation and Lego.

New Ross will host a drama and circus skills workshop, Frank Lee speaking by the Youth Theatre, a plant and grow event and guided tours of Duncannon Fort for all the family.

In Wexford Town, bring the family and enjoy the many events at the Maritime Festival on the Quays. There you can experience search and rescue, see the visiting boats and take part in rowing and sailing water activities. There is a cultural celebration from the Middle East in Wexford Library with arts and crafts and circus skills and a Youth Cabaret in Wexford Arts Centre.

Children and young people, from aged 0 to 18, are invited to participate in culture and creativity through performance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. Events are free, local and activity-based. It’s a day for doing, making and creating, a day where they can share their ideas, learn new skills and have fun.

For more information and to book your place at these free events, see the Wexford County Council website at Do also visit to learn all about the Festival and how it is being celebrated right across Ireland.

Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTE and the Local Authorities.

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