Cruinniú na nÓg in Killarney will be a hot pot of creativity for all ages

A fantastic programme of free creative opportunities for teenagers and children as part of Cruinniú na nÓg  will take place in Kilarney on Saturday 15th June next.

Young people in the Killarney area can look forward to a whole series of events at Killarney House throughout the day. There is an exhibition for and by teenagers based on Youth Film Projects from Kerry and includes a film installation and photographic works. It opens at 9am on the day and will run until the 21st June at Killarney House with the official opening as part of Cruinniú na nÓg.

A Nature Scavenger Hunt in the gardens and woods of Killarney house and Gardens will run from 11am to 4.30pm and participants can also enjoy Art Workshops in the grounds with Me and The Moon Arts Company.

Mieke Vanmechelan, Kerry Filmmaker in Residence will head up a one-day workshop in filmmaking for teenagers. This event is already booked up but contact to go on a cancellation list. Alternatively, take a look at the Filmmaking Workshop with Seán Rea in Tralee IT from 10am – 5pm and is designed for anyone interested in filmmaking including camera movements and script writing. Booking essential at  Sean will also liaise with young participants who will take part in a Special Effects Make Up for Stage & Screen, also at Tralee IT that morning from 11am – 1pm where teenagers can create the effects used in the short movie that will be made in the IT on the day. Ronnie Moore will head up the Special Effects workshop which is not for squeamish dispositions! Booking at / 086 0633618.

Also at Killarney House, at 12 noon, the Fanzinis will perform Ballet Poulet which promises to be a riotous display of mayhem.

At Killarney Library a Storytelling Session at 10am with Billy Teare and Kathleen O’Sullivan will include music, magic and song.

Teenagers can enjoy a Costume Design Workshop for stage and screen, led by Kate Howard, Costume Designer, who has worked on the acclaimed TV show Young Offenders. This workshop will take place at Killarney Avenue Hotel from 11 – 1pm.

“Cruinniu na nÓg is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to get out and about and enjoy a creative experience, improving their skills and making new pals along the way”, stated Kate Kennelly, the Creative Ireland Co-ordinator and Arts Officer at Kerry County Council.

All events for Kerry are listed on where you can view or download the programme. Some workshops must be booked in advance. Events for Kerry are also listed on the national website

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