Offaly libraries to hold special events in celebration of Cruinniú na nÓg

Offaly Libraries have a number of free events and workshops taking place on Thursday, June 9 and Saturday, June 11 for Cruinniú na nÓg, a national celebration of creativity in young people.

These include drama workshops with Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Song and Sound sessions with Noel O'Farrell, fun craft projects like Cross Stitch with Sarah Corcoran, Make a Treasure Chest with Rosemary Langtry and more.

Comic Cover art workshops will also be facilitated by artist Marta Boniakowska, with a bilingual English/Ukrainian session available.

Offaly Libraries has organised a diverse range of 24 workshops which are jam-packed with activity in eight library locations in Birr, Banagher, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane, Kilcormac and Tullamore.

These creative activities include workshops on music, abstract art, comic and creative writing.

As well as the workshops, there will be launches of several development projects commissioned as part of Cruinniú. Students from St Francis Boys School, Daingean National School, Seir Kieran National School, Scoil Mhuire agus Chormaic, Oaklands Community College and St Brendan’s Community School have learned new skills including glass painting, architecture building with Lego, the unique botany of Clara bog and needle art. There will be public launches to celebrate and exhibit their work.

For more information on all events available throughout Offaly Libraries and for booking information visit