• Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018, and for the past number of years, including under exceptional circumstances in 2020, young people and families have come together to enjoy, a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across the country. Delivered in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, you are invited to participate in a programme of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation to coding and architecture workshops! Find more events near you.

  • The Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network – ISACS – is Ireland’s leading support and advocacy organisation for the development of street arts, circus and spectacle art forms. We believe strongly in the value and importance of these art forms and use every opportunity to shout from the rooftops about our members and their work. Visit the ISACS Website for more info.

  • The Government of Ireland’s Shared Island initiative aims to harness the full potential of the Good Friday Agreement to enhance cooperation, connection and mutual understanding on the island and engage with all communities and traditions to build consensus around a shared future. One of its goals is to “ increase opportunities for cross-community cultural and creative initiatives between children and young people”. Visit the Shared Island website for more information.

  • Youth Circus refers to organised circus arts participation programmes for children and young people. These programmes and activities generally take place in a non-formal education setting and participants come from all socio-economic backgrounds.

    (Definition by Galway Community Circus)