September 21, 2019

Cruinniú na Cásca Hundreds of thousands attend Irelands newest cultural festival

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first_img Source: Andrea Keogh/Twitter 46 Comments Get together and create! Pottery classes happening now @castledublin #Cruinniu pic.twitter.com/HyOHadJxRq— Creative Ireland (@creativeirl) April 17, 2017 Source: Norah Casey/Twitter Helping out at the Traveller Community stall @Galwayfood with another Norah #ServingCoddle @mistereatgalway @itmtravdirector @itm pic.twitter.com/XTBqRxOFfA— Norah Casey (@NorahCasey) April 17, 2017 So many happy faces enjoying @VivaJerryFish at St Stephen’s Green during #Cruinniu pic.twitter.com/PhRAR8udbP— Culture~Heritage~Gaeltacht (@DeptAHG) April 17, 2017 The Chinese Children’s Dance Academy put on a spectacular display at Dublin’s Custom House. Chinese Children’s Dance Academy Source: Sam Boal Yu Ying Yang (7) from Dublin, a dancer from the Chineese Childrens Dance Academy in front of the Custom House Source: Sam BoalWhile kids were able to take part in a drum workshop in St Stephen’s Green. As part of Fuinneamh Community Drum Leita Maken (5) from Dublin bangs a massive drum as part of a drum workshop for kids in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin Source: Sam BoalMany were giving is socks… As part of Fuinneamh Community Drum Leita Maken (5) from Dublin bangs a massive drum as part of a drum workshop for kids in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as part of Cruinniú na Cásca Source: Sam Boal There was also Irish dancing and Samba in St Stephen’s Green. Monday 17 Apr 2017, 6:19 PM Taoiseach Enda Kenny was out and about in Dublin today enjoying the Cruinniú na Cásca events. Apr 17th 2017, 6:19 PM Source: Events DCC/Twitter Join us from 1.30pm for #liveline 1917, we’re live from Custom House Quay #Cruinniu pic.twitter.com/XxrThkg7YN— Liveline (@rteliveline) April 17, 2017 Source: Liveline/Twitter HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people attended Ireland’s newest artistic festival, Cruinniú na Cásca today.Free events took place around the country to celebrate Irish culture, with RTÉ reporting that some 550,000 people were in attendance.The festival follows on from last year’s 1916 commemorations, and is presented by RTÉ in association with Creative Ireland.While many events took place nationwide, large-scale celebrations took place in Dublin, at St Stephen’s Green, Custom House Quay, Smithfield and Dublin Castle.There was singing, dancing, and music on the streets – and even the Taoiseach was getting involved. Taoiseach Enda Kenny having a dance with the Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphries Source: Sam Boal Toaiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphries meet dancers from the Chinese Children’s Dance Academy in front of the Custom House. Source: Rollingnews.ie Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD meet dancers from the Chinese Children’s Dance Academy in front of the Custom House. Source: Rollingnews.ie It appears Enda was in the mood for an old dance today. Source: DAHRRGA/REOGRTG/Twitter Source: Gary Dunne/Twitter Short URL The Taoiseach has danced with almost every child in Dublin today. #Cruinniu pic.twitter.com/cTp0BdiqB4— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) April 17, 2017 And Joe Duffy was also knocking around town. Source: Kevin Doyle/Twitter Well done @rte & @creativeirl for a wonderful #Cruinniu.This Irish samba mash-up was magical. pic.twitter.com/r2CpPPz1v5— Gary Dunne (@GaryDunne) April 17, 2017 http://jrnl.ie/3344454 A fun filled, creative Day @castledublin #Cruinniu pic.twitter.com/TQILMlFtE4— Events DCC (@events_DCC) April 17, 2017 Image: RollingNews.ie But it wasn’t just Dublin that was in full swing.The festival took the rest of the country by storm also. Cruinniú na Cásca: Hundreds of thousands attend Ireland’s newest cultural festival Cruinniú na Cásca attracted some 550,000 people to events around the country. Source: GalwayCountyCouncil/Twitter Eithne Ní Chatháin & Maithiú Ó Casaide @CreativeWicklow Fabulous afternoon @killruddery #cruinniu @innikmusic pic.twitter.com/H4WTuvt8Js— Andrea Keogh (@andrea_keogh) April 17, 2017 20,524 Views By Christina Finn Source: Creative Ireland/Twitter Taoiseach Enda Kenny was out and about in Dublin today enjoying the Cruinniú na Cásca events. Image: RollingNews.ie While this is the first year of Cruinniú na Cásca, it’s expected it will become an annual event.Read: 17-year-old girl killed by shark off Australian coast>Read: Gap between teachers’ pay is affecting staff morale – union survey> Share Tweet Email Finale – Galway County Council Cruinniu na Casca @GalwayCoCo #Cruinniu @creativeirl pic.twitter.com/Ju4wfKH12J— GalwayCountyCouncil (@GalwayCoCo) April 17, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img