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Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 at Riverbank Arts Centre

Come celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg 2022 on 11 June with Riverbank Arts Centre!  We have lots of exciting free events for all the family!

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland, and these events are supported by Kildare County Council.

CBI BOOK CLINIC (11am-3pm) 

Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctors give guidance about books to children and their families. Based on an informal chat, the white coat-clad Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctors recommend excellent books for any age of young reader, supported by Children’s Books Ireland’s many reading resources.

All families are welcome to the Book Clinic, regardless of ability, need or barriers to reading. Every child leaves the Book Clinic with their own individual Book Prescription and a copy of Children’s Books Ireland’s Reading Guide.

Book your free appointment here!


Join the Doodle Doctor in making a massive Monster Doodle! What kind of monster do you imagine? Are they friendly or scary? How many eyes so they have? How many tongues? Noses?!

The Doodle Doctor will be on-hand to help you take part in a massive collaborative drawing on a giant piece of paper. Grab some colours and join in! You’ll have as much space as you want to let your imagination run wild!

Monster doodle sessions take place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm – FREE, but booking advised!

Book your preferred workshop time here!

TA TUM TUM! (12pm) – Booking essential!

Ta Tum Tum! is an educational music performance with 4 piece band, designed for children and their adults to explore popular music with a Brazilian twist in a creative, integrative and fun way! The performance will be followed by a workshop where children will have a chance to play real instruments from Brazil and learn different rhythms used in Brazilian music.

This is an event for the whole family, children must be accompanied by an adult!

Creative team:
Kasia Eliasz – Artistic Director / Vocals
William Kanela – Cavaquinho
Marcio Tarktarov – Percussion
Luana Matos – Vocals

Book your free tickets here!

Ta Tum Tum! has been funded by Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland.