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Cruinniú na nÓg

A day of 17 FREE creative activities for under 18’s as part of Creative Ireland Programme initiative supported by Carlow County Council Arts Service and RTÉ.

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Highlights of Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow include:

The Big Dig at Carlow County Museum!

This workshop gives young people the chance to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house.
As they dig through the site, participants will unearth Viking treasures and artefacts dating back 1,000 years. They will also learn about the lives of our Viking ancestors as history is brought to life by qualified archaeologists. Book your free slot Via

    Carlow Carnival of Collective Joy @ Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow College Grounds

    Would you like to join in the fun of the Carlow Carnival of Collective Joy?
    Drop into the Cruinniú na nÓg tent at Carlow Arts Festival any time between 11am -1pm and learn from artist Bridget Ní Dhuinn how to make your own carnival costume. Your next stop will be to join in the carnival parade where local school children have designed the procession of their dreams, come along and show off your costume! Starting at Carlow College at 1.30pm, the parade will go down Dublin St, up Tullow Street and up College Street, finishing back at the Cruinniú na nÓg tent at the Carlow College grounds. Check out for lots of other fun free workshops you can take part in from theatre to breakdancing lessons with Street dancer and choreographer Tobi Omoteso!

      Hip Hop/ Rap - A Music Production & Performance Workshop

      Music Generation Carlow brings you a full day Hip Hop workshop with musicians, Francis McCarthy and Séan Parnell. Participants will get to develop their lyric writing skills and to produce a song on a topic of the group's choosing. Join in and develop creative writing skills through a series of exercises, build confidence through self-expression and gain musical experience by working as part of a team. During the writing process the facilitators, who are also trained graphic artists, will work on some graphic drawing and art with the group, using their creations as the cover art for their recorded tracks. The participant groups composed songs will be mixed & mastered by Francis McCarthy and returned to all participants.
      For ages 13-18. Workshop takes place from 9.30am – 5.30pm at YouthReach, Tullow Rd. Book your free place by emailing