Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
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Minister Humphreys encourages people in Waterford to take part in first national Cruinniú na Cásca

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys TD., has joined with Mr Michael Walsh, CEO of Waterford City and County Council to encourage everyone in Waterford to take part in the first Cruinniú na Cásca, a new national day of culture and creativity, which will take place nationwide on Easter Monday as part of the Creative Ireland programme.

Cruinniú na Cásca is a day-long national celebration of culture and creativity which will take place in Dublin city centre and around the country. From live music and dance, to coding, theatre, art and music workshops, talks and tastings, readings and screenings, for the first time this year, special Cruinniú na Cásca events will take place in each of the 31 Local Authorities in every county across the country. Admission is free (although tickets are required for some events with limited capacity) and there is a special focus on events for families and children.

Highlights of the Waterford Cruinniú na Cásca include Time Out Nature Walks and family activities on the Greenway, Kilmacthomas, and Music at the Museum of Treasures on the Viking Triangle, Waterford City

Speaking about Cruinniú na Cásca Minister Humphreys 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. We want to encourage everyone to become involved in the cultural life of this county and to participate and enjoy this national day of creativity. I am delighted that people in Waterford and right across the country 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 and thank Mr Michael Walsh, CEO of Waterford City and County Council and the newly formed Culture Team for all their help in putting this programme together.”

Mr Michael Walsh, CEO of Waterford City and County Council added: “Cruinniú Na Cásca is an excellent opportunity for the City and County of Waterford to showcase the creativity and innovation of Waterford communities. Waterford City and County Council continues to invest in the Cultural sector and welcomes the ambition and variety that the Creative Ireland programme will drive at a local level.”

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