RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be broadcasting live with regular updates from the upcoming Cruinniú na Cásca.
The Creative Ireland Initiative is a free event taking place in Dublin centre on Easter Monday 17th April.
The three stations will be across the event, across four zones in Dublin City Centre from 11.00am – 6.00pm. Cruinniú na Cásca aims to celebrate culture and creativity in contemporary Irish society through a rich variety of live music and dance, coding, theatre, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, special events and more. The four zones are: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, Smithfield Square and Custom House Quay.
In addition to the events taking place in Dublin City, 31 local authorities will host free, family-friendly Cruinniú na Cásca events in their individual counties as part of the national Creative Ireland programme. Information on these events is available online at www.rte.ie/cruinniu.
RTÉ will also broadcast updates online and on TV during the day.
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.”