Cavan/Monaghan Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Joint Events

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Workshops

Ever wanted to learn how to make stop motion animation? Now you can and we want you to get involved for Cruinniu na nOg 2020.

We will take you on the journey from having a cool idea to making it into an awesome film. On the way we will explain how the different parts of Stop motion and how it works and we will share some of the great tips and skills that we have learned when we are making our own films.

All you need is a mobile device with a camera, a Lego Minifigure and your imagination!

This course is delivered using a blended approach of online learning and offline activity. 

Suitable for ages 9yrs + (we recommend that an adult assists with the online elements of the course)

To book, click HERE



Online Film Making Programme

Are you Under 18? Are you from the Cavan/Monaghan area?

Would you like to become a professional filmmaker? Are you the next Scorsese or Spielberg? Well, we want to hear from you! 

The weeks leading up to Cruinniú 2020, Skyrocket Media will facilitate a weekly online course that teaches camera and editing skills with young people. ​We will teach how to use your DSLR in full manual mode to gain more creative freedom. Next we'll cover the essentials of visual storytelling with composition, motion and lighting. The concept of this course is to make you understand the same techniques that a professional filmmaker uses.

Each participant, with​ our guidance will create video content using both online and offline resources. ​

Firstly, we will show the student how to shoot beautiful video with both a mobile​ phone and a DSLR camera (where available). ​

Each participant will also learn how to shoot and edit smartphone videos, and​ how to edit videos in Adobe Premiere Pro with these easy-to-follow Premiere​ Pro video editing tutorials. ​Creative work will be shared and celebrated.  

To register your interest contact 



Cruinniú na nÓg Rap Challenge

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, our partners at DabbledooMusic have put together a bunch of top tips and tricks to get you started writing your own raps! It's all covered - from understanding the basics to beatboxing - there's even a couple of backing tracks for you to practice over!

Here's a fun challenge for all the budding rappers out there!

If you haven't tried rapping before we have put together some advice and examples for you to follow.

We have also created two special backing tracks for you to rap over! You can find them in our free parents' content at

A selection will be added to the Cavan/Monaghan Creative Youth YouTube Channel for Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday June 13th. So get writing and get rhyming!

#rapchallenge #CreativeIreland #InThisTogether

To book, click HERE



Music for Preschoolers

Music Generation Cavan Monaghan’s Early Years Music Programme is inspired by music educationists Zoltan Kodály and John Feierabend. The classes are based on engaging children to be tuneful, beatful and artful.

Join us for a series of online videos celebrating preschoolers creativity through music as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020. 

Children aged 3 to 5 years and parents/guardians/family members are all welcome to join in. 

The videos we will present as part of Cruinniu na nÓg will reflect the above principles by including the following activities:

Pitch Exploration (Vocal Warm-ups); Fragment Singing; Echo Songs; Call and Response Songs; Simple Songs; Arioso (Child created tunes); Songtales; Movement Exploration (Movement Warm-ups); Movement for Form and Expression; and Movement with the Beat

Music Generation Cavan / Monaghan aspires to help children build competencies that will allow them to integrate music into their lives, so that they may become more than just the next generation of consumers.

Come and have musical fun with our musical educators. 

To partake in this exciting project email to register your interest. 

The videos will run from the 25th May to 13th June. Watch them HERE


Under the Wishing Tree: A multisensory music experience for children with complex needs

Under the Wishing Tree is a series of music videos with an accompanying multisensory gift pack that has been created specifically for children who attend the Special Care classes at Holy Family School in Cootehill..

Based in the world of Whistleberry Forest, this initiative has been designed specifically to reach and engage with children with complex needs.  Each child from the Special Care classes at Holy Family will receive a beautiful sensory gift pack, with sensory objects included that relate to the online sessions.  As they listen to Faoiláin the frog’s funky polkas and fly with Ornaith the owl through the night, they can experience the touch of sensory lily pads, floating feathers, and will even make their very own wish!

For more information on Ceol Connected’s work visit



Cavan/Monaghan Creative Youth YouTube Channel

Cavan/Monaghan Cruinniú na nÓg/Creative Youth YouTube Channel launched for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.

This will be a platform for young people to create content and performance opportunities in any art form. Young people are invited to showcase their creativity for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020. The creative content can be any form of art and will be reflective of the voice of you the young people of Cavan/Monaghan. You will also be given the opportunity to host the YouTube channel, with professional presentational and journalistic training by Dabbledoo Music.

Open Call for Creative Content: So we need to hear from you now. Please submit your ideas for Cavan/Monaghan Cruinniú na nÓg/Creative Youth YouTube Channel  before the 18th May 2020. You can record a version of a song, write a song, a poem, create a piece of art, perform a monologue, a comedy sketch, photography, a short film/scene, animation….the list is endless. Are you under 18 and want to have some creative fun we need to hear from you now? 

Check out the video below for more details or contact:

Visit the channel HERE


Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Cavan Events


Interactive Adventures with the Fairy Folk

Live Zoom storytelling event with storyteller Helena Byrne, taking place at 11am on Saturday, 13 June. To register, click HERE



Creative Dance Workshop

Interactive online dance workshop for 8 to 12-year-olds with Dublin Youth Dance Company takes place at 2pm on Saturday, 13 June. To register, click HERE



Dreamy Storytime at Dusk

Interactive sensory story time at bedtime with Cliodhna Noonan. This event will be posted on Facebook and the Cavan Library Events page at the advertised times of 8pm (0-3yrs), 8.20pm (3-6yrs). To register, click HERE



Playin' Pots & Pans with Peter Crann

Explore percussion at home, from making beats with your body, to pots and pans! This event will be available HERE at 3pm on Saturday, 13th June. 



Creative Challenges with PoD Youth Theatre and Ramor Theatre

A Documenting Self Isolation photography project and will feature on the Cavan Monaghan Creative Youth YouTube Channel. This work will be available to view HERE  on Saturday, 13th June.



Cavan County Museum – Storytime needs you!

Cavan County Museum has engaged a storyteller to respond to your artwork by creating a brand-new story about Cavan with your pictures as the illustrations! This event will be available HERE at 3pm on Saturday, 13th June.