Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

Cruinniú na nÓg

Cruinniú na nÓg Laois is a day of creativity for children and young people under the age of 18 which celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through ‘doing’, ‘making’, and ‘creating’ from visual and performing arts to workshops and adventures in heritage, libraries, culture, science, technology or climate action. Events are free, local and activity-based.

Cruinniú na nÓg Laois 2022: Full Programme

It is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and the Local Authorities.

Cruinniú na nÓg Laois Series: Sense of Place art exhibition


Cruinniú na nÓg Laois Series: Sense of Place art exhibition

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Sat June 11 – Thurs June 30 (open 10am – 5pm daily, closed on Sunday, Monday & bank holidays.

The Cruinniú na nÓg Laois Series: Sense of Place art exhibition by young people in Laois is inspired by their collective sense of place and identity.

Young people across the county were invited to creatively respond to the idea of place and the locations in Laois that mean the most to them through painting, sculpture, print, collage, photography, mixed media, Lego, graffiti and more. 

The exhibition will feature five 1st prize artworks and five high commended artworks.

The 1st prize winners  have their artwork included in a limited series of postcards available for free to the public.

The official launch of the exhibition takes place at Dunamaise Arts Centre on Sat 11 June 4pm


Luminaria landscape

Saturday 11 June, 12noon & 3pm - FREE Theatre Performance for Ages 6+ & their families

By Fionnuala Gygax. Directed by Maisie Lee

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them.

Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness.

With an array of wonderful characters played by three amazing actors, colourful puppets and original music, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.  As Lúna faces her deepest fears, we learn about courage, love and finding light in the darkest of moments.

A Backstage Theatre production supported by Arts Council Ireland with development support from Creative Ireland and Roscommon Arts Centre.

Download your free Luminaria activity pack

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

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The Arts Council Laois County Council

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