Cruinniú na Cásca – A New Day to Get Together and Celebrate Us


On Monday 17th April 2017, venues across Wicklow will open their doors to families as part of Cruinniú na Cásca – a Creative Ireland initiative presented by Wicklow County Council. The day will include fun for all members of the family with free events across the arts and heritage fields. Everybody’s welcome!

Russborough House will kick the day off with performances of The Quiet Tree & the Creatures of Whistleberry Forest for children aged 2-5 years, followed by readings by Bisto Award Winning children’s author Julian Gough for children aged 6-9 years. The day will then be topped off with a family concert by the much loved foot-stomping KÍLA. Throughout the day, there will also be face-painting, balloon making and many more surprises in store.

In Kilruddery House, children’s authors Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick and Michael Emberley will read, play and entertain to start the day. There will be a performance of WOOLFE by Replay Theatre Company for 6-9 years and Maitiú Ó Casaide and Eithne Ní Cáthain will perform a special concert for families from 4pm. And fresh from a nationwide tour, the Booka Brass Band will close the night with a performance not to be missed.

Bray Jazz will also host a performance in The Well in Bray on the night while the Calary Music Festival will feature young gifted performers.

Shekina Sculpture Garden in Glenmalure will open its doors from 12pm – 5pm and there will be performances from Music Generation Wicklow musicians in the courtyard of Russborough House.

As part of the all-of-Government Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities around the country will host their own free family friendly Cruinniú na Cásca initiatives in their own counties.

All events are ticketed and require booking in advance. Please visit wicklow.ie for full programme. For bookings, please visit http://wicklow-county-arts.eventbrite.com/.

Wicklow County Council is seeking your views to inform the development of a five-year dedicated Culture and Creativity Plan to be published by October 2017 as part of Creative Ireland – the Government’s legacy programme for Ireland 2016.

The council will be holding a Public Session in The Glendalough Hotel on 12th April 2017 from 7pm to 9pm. Those with an interest in Culture and Creativity are invited to come and attend.

For more information, please contact wao@wicklowcoco.ie.

This is a ticketed event and places are limited. Booking is available through http://wicklow-county-arts.eventbrite.com/.


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