Ice cream delight!
Jack Byrne from Blessington enjoying the Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations at Russborough House.
OVER 70 hours of free activities took place across the county last Saturday to encourage children and young people to participate in creative activities in their local community.
‘The story, the song and the great outdoors’ were this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg themes for County Wicklow. Performance and workshop events were staged acriss eleven venues for children aged up to 18 and there was a wonderful atmosphere throughout the day.
Movies and folklore workshops were presented at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. ‘WAVE’, a show specially designed for babies under 12 months, was staged in Greystones Library.
The Secret Garden reading and Let’s Plant a Seed singing session took place in the Courthouse, Tinahely. Russborough House and Parklands hosted the family fun day where visitors enjoyed a carnival atmosphere, vintage rides, workshops, face-painters, live music, sports and much more. The Speks, Wild Turkeys, Amy Barrett, Mark Caplice and the Key Notes wowed the crowds on the day with wonderful songs.
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 RTÉ and the Local Authorities, managed by Wicklow Arts Office and Executive Producer Michelle Heming.
Sarah and James Callanan on the merry-go-round at Russborough House.
Macsen Craul, Abbey Vaughan, Tegwen Craul, Ruby Keating and Willow Flood at the Hollywood Forest School.
Sophia Ward holds a two-week-old long eared owl at the National Bird of Prey Centre at Russborough.
Abbey Vaughan at the Hollywood Forest School.
Oscar Garrett at the Speks concert at Russborough House.
Sean Gahan and his grandmother Caitrion Wilson enjoyi Speks concert at Russborough.
Mark Caplice and Amy Barrett, who performed at the hippodrome at Russborough as the day came to a close.