Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative presented by RTÉ is a free public event which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland, on Easter Monday with a special large-scale event in Dublin, with other events around the country.
Cruinniú na Cásca is a one day celebration of culture from live music and dancing, to theatre, art and other creative workshops, including talks and food tasting, poetry readings and film screenings.
Cruinniú na Cásca events will take place in each of the 31 Local Authorities across the country. Admission is free (although tickets are required for some events with limited capacity) and there is a special focus on events for families and children.
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphries TD said, “Creative Ireland is all about putting culture and creativity at the heart of communities nationwide and Cruinniú na Cásca will do just that this Easter Monday. There will be a wide series of family friendly events right across Dublin city centre, curated by RTÉ, with events of a large and small scale also happening in every county nationwide. We want to encourage people to become involved in the cultural life of their own county through a national day of creativity.
“We have set ourselves some ambitious targets for year one of Creative Ireland, with Cruinniú na Cásca top of the list. I am delighted that people nationwide will have the opportunity to come together and participate in cultural and creative activity on Easter Monday, driving our collective wellbeing and our sense of community. I would like to acknowledge the work of all of the key partners involved in delivering the events in Dublin and the Culture Teams in the 31 Local Authorities who have helped to put together an impressive series of events, with the list still growing.”