The involvement of young people in cultural and creative projects has so many positive benefits and this is one of the key principles underlying Ireland’s National Day of Culture for Young People- Cruinniú na nÓg. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities. This is an all-day Event. Led by the local Creative County Cork Culture and Creativity Team, with huge support from local artists, arts organisations, creative practitioners and community festivals, activities include everything from traditional Irish Music to Creative Animation. With a strong emphasis on participation, activities are specially designed to spark an interest and encourage the inner creative in children to try something new or fulfill a secret ambition. In the County of Cork over 30 events will take place with different forms of creative activity for toddlers to teenagers and indeed for the kid in all of us. To find out more about the Creative Ireland Programme in the County of Cork visit www.corkcoco.ie/arts-heritage/creative-ireland or email firstname.lastname@example.org and to see the full list of events taking place for Cruinniú na nÓg visit https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/events/location/cork%20county.