The songs we sing.
Our words for the weather.
The way with a story.
How we dance together.
Our rainbow of colours.
Our millions of faces.
New and old voices.
The glorious places.
GET TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE US.
CRUINNIÚ NA CÁSCA
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.
Four zones in Dublin city centre, from 11am – 6pm, will celebrate contemporary Irish culture and creativity through a rich variety of live music and dance, coding, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, special events and more.
RTÉ will broadcast live from Cruinniú na Cásca zones throughout the day across RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, with regular updates on television and online.
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.
Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative, presented by RTÉ is supported by Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works and Transport for Ireland.
Luan Cásca an 17ú Aibreán, déanfaidh RTÉ, i gcomhar le Éire Ildánach, Cruinniú na Cásca, féile mhór phoiblí saor in aisce a bheidh ar siúl i gceithre áit i Láthair Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath ón 11.00am – 6.00pm, a chur i láthair. Féachfaidh Cruinniú na Cásca le cultúr agus cruthaitheacht shochaí na hÉireann sa lá atá inniu ann a cheiliúradh le héagsúlacht mhór ceoil agus damhsa beo, códú, amharclannaíocht, ceardlanna ceoil agus ealaíon, cainteanna agus blaiseadh bia, léitheoireacht agus ábhar ar scáileán, imeachtaí speisialta agus neart eile. Is iad na ceithre phríomháit a bheidh i gceist: Faiche Stiabhna, Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath, Cearnóg Mhargadh na Feirme agus Cé Theach an Chustaim.
Chomh maith leis na himeachtaí a bheidh ar bun i gCathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, reáchtálfaidh 31 údarás áitiúil imeachtaí teaghlaigh saor in aisce de chuid Cruinniú na Cásca ina gcontaetha féin mar chuid den chlár náisiúnta Éire Ildánach. Tá eolas ar na himeachtaí seo le fáil ar líne ag www.rte.ie/cruinniu.
Beidh RTÉ ag craoladh beo ó imeachtaí Cruinniú na Cásca ar feadh an lae ar RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm agus RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, chomh maith leis an eolas is nuaí a bheith ar fáil go rialta ar an teilifís agus ar líne.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Can’t make it to Dublin? Local Authorities around the country will host special Cruinniú na Cásca initiatives in their own counties, free of charge, with a special focus on events for families and children.
From Cabaret in Wexford and Lumina, a light art and music installation in Dingle, county Kerry to a light ceremony at Dusk in Abbeyshrule, county Longford, there is something for everyone.
Remember all events are FREE and suitable for everyone. Full listings and details for each event around the country are available here
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.”
RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes said, “Allowing the public come together, celebrate and engage with national events is a key part of RTÉ’s role and public purpose. Building on the public events of last year, through Cruinniu na Casca, I am delighted and proud that this Easter RTÉ, in partnership with Creative Ireland, will once again bring contemporary Irish culture and creativity to the streets of Dublin through a rich variety of live music and dance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, special events, and so much more. It promises to be a special and unique day in Dublin and across the country.”
While all the music, performance and orchestral events are free (see below), the talks, film-screenings, autism-friendly workshops and coding workshops should be pre-booked to secure a place. The fifty-plus talks cover themes ranging from arts and culture to creativity and social inclusion.