Details Of Tralee Events For Cruinniú Na nÓg Announced

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TRALEE is just one Municipal District in the county that is putting out a great programme of free creative opportunities for teenagers and children as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday, June 15 next and more details have been released about the day’s activities in the county capital.

Young people in Tralee will enjoy a one-day Filmmaking Workshop with Seán Rea. Light, Camera, Action! will take place at 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.

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Ronnie Moore will head up the Special Effects workshop which is not for squeamish dispositions! Booking at / 086 0633618.

A Creative Journalling Session with Kerry Writer in Residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin will use the imagination to explore and invent personal writing journals at Kerry County Museum from 11am – 12.30pm.

At Siamsa Tíre, an environmental drawing workshop titled How to Save The World will be led by artist Lisa Fingleton at 11am. Young people will be asked to respond to some issues relating to climate change using eco-recycled materials.

The Wetlands will host a Pottery Workshop & Nature Trail led by Amy at Tralee Pottery and is open to all ages to enjoy time at a pottery wheel from 11am – 3pm.

The Wetlands are also hosting an origami bird making workshop with Rebecca Lyons from 1pm-2.30m. This workshop will be inspired by the birds of the wetlands area in Tralee.

A Storytelling session with Billy Teare & Kathleen O’Sullivan at Tralee Public Library will include live puppetry and magic, music, song and dance at 1.30pm.

Meanwhile out at Inch Beach land the scene is set for land artist Gerry Barry and drum master Martin Schärer to work with teens in the open air creating large pieces of sculpture and drum music and is a great day out for this age group in the fresh open air, from 11am.

“Cruinniu na nÓg in Tralee has something for all ages throughout the day and 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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