Arts in Education Programmes

Local authorities, together with other stakeholders, may run music, art and theatre programmes in schools to encourage students to take part in the arts and give them an opportunity to perform.

Carlow County Council Arts Service initiated in partnership with Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board and local music providers Music Generation Carlow.  For further details on Music Generation Carlow please contact:

Music Generation Carlow - 087 2740595

Carlow County Council Arts Service manages and coordinates Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow.

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.

The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 and for the past number of years, including under exceptional circumstances in 2020, young people and families have come together to enjoy, a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across the country.

Delivered in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, you are invited to participate in a programme of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, to coding and architecture workshops!