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Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people, takes place on Saturday the 13th of June. Tipperary County Council Library Service, supported by the Tipperary Creative Ireland programme, ​will host a day of fun, free and creative activities for all ages. Listen to some stories, learn how to dance or juggle, use science to make your own ice cream, or get creative with our arts and crafts, and shadow puppet workshops. There is something for everyone. All our events this year are available online, so you can take part from the comfort of your own home. Get online and get creative!
These events are supported by the Tipperary Creative Ireland programme.
Cruinniú na nÓg is a Creative Ireland Programme initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, supported by your local authority and RTÉ.
Story-time with Sarah Sparkles

Story-time with Sarah Sparkles

10.30am – 11.15am 

Sarah Sparkles is an award winning children’s performer and story-teller. Sarah loves to spread the joy of books to children in libraries all over Ireland. To quote Sarah “Imagination is the magic of childhood” and that by using the power of imagination children can be transported anywhere in time through stories. Sarah will enthral our readers with stories and music while also including a guide for children to make up their own story-time at home by using objects they can find around the house. It will be a story-telling treasure hunt! 

Join Sarah for a pre-recorded storytime on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

Dance Dynamics

Dance Dynamics

11.15am – 12 noon 

Dance Dynamics is a new upcoming dance school in Cashel run by Grace O’Connell. Grace will host an online dance workshop inspiring all young dancers  to “dance like nobody is watching.” Grace recently choreographed the Wizard of Oz for Cashel Pantomime Society and has performed on stage herself both in a dance and singing capacity. So join Grace and dancers from all over Tipperary on 13th June and dance to your own rhythm!!

Find Dance Dynamics’ pre-recorded class on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

Circus Skills Workshop with Mr Gusto

Circus Skills Workshop with Mr Gusto

12 noon – 1pm 

Workshop will be held over Zoom. Booking required. Contact

Join Monsieur Gusto for a live interactive Juggling Workshop for children aged 6/7yrs and upwards. Leading up to the workshop  we will send out an instructional video on how to make your own juggling balls at home using balloons and sand or seeds.

We’ll introduce tricks that children will be able to do from the outset.  Starting with one ball and working up to three, participants are introduced to increasingly more complex patterns that are linked from stage to stage.

Arts & Crafts with Jennie

Arts & Crafts with Jennie

1.15pm – 2.15pm  

Meet Jennie our arts and crafts facilitator for this years Cruinniu na nOg event. Jennie O’Farrell runs an after school “Little Leonardo’s Art School” in Cashel for budding young artists. Jennie believes that all children are artists and in her classes she encourages creativity while teaching basic drawing techniques to her students.

Join Jennie for a Facebook Live experience on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

Materials needed:

Crafty Castle
4 kitchen roll tubes
4 toilet roll tubes
Poster paint
compass/ small plate
Coloured card
Markers / crayons

Pasta Picture frame
Dried pasta; assorted shapes
PVA glue
Bostik glue



2.30pm – 3.30pm    

Anyone4 Science will be LIVE on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

Join us live to discover how ice cream was enjoyed 2000 years ago by the Romans long before electricity was discovered. Using this knowledge we will make our own freezer and test them by making and tasting our very own batch of ice-cream.

Julie Rose McCormack Shadow Puppets

Julie Rose McCormack Shadow Puppets

3.45pm – 4.45pm 

Join Julie-Rose for  a pre-recorded puppet workshop on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

Create your own Shadow Puppet from things you have at home and put on your own show. Create your monsters, fairies, what ever you like, it is your story! Suitable as a whole family activity.

Music Generation Tipperary

Music Generation Tipperary

From 5pm 

MG Tipperary is delighted to present this introduction to recording and sharing music at home using free apps on your phone, computer or tablet. During the pre-recorded ‘how to’ video, MG Tipperary Music Development officer Aidan O’Donnell will bring you through a simple step by step process and show his method of how to make an arrangement of your song or tune. This is aimed at teenagers, but any apps suggested in the tutorial should be only downloaded with parental consent. At a time when we’re are all isolated, this is a unique way to keep creativity going, and allow us to share our ideas and collaborate with others.

Music Generation Tipperary is not responsible for the content created by those who watch the tutorial.

Join Aidan for this pre-recorded event on our Facebook page @tipperarylibraries

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