DCU goes Wild for Cruinniú na nÓg

by Rachel Cunningham
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To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg 2023, Dublin City University has partnered with Grasshopper Events to present a mini-arts and environmental festival for young families.

This festival explores creative ways to make room for nature in our city, highlighting the urban wildlife and habitat of DCU All Hallows campus situated in Drumcondra.

The University is delighted to be joining in on the hundreds of events taking place countrywide to celebrate Ireland’s national day of creativity for children and young people. 

DCU President Prof Dáire Keogh said: “The University is delighted to make its contribution to the national Cruinniú na nÓg celebration with the inaugural Wild Neighbourhood event. This mini-festival will spark children’s creativity and curiosity while reminding all of us about the need to protect and cherish biodiversity in our cities. 

“DCU is a ‘University of Place’ and Wild Neighbourhood also gives us a fresh opportunity to invite our neighbours to explore and enjoy our beautiful All Hallows campus.”

Wild Neighbourhood has engaged with artists and creatives to develop art workshops, performances, nature tours, games, poetry and a school outreach project with Grace Park Educate Together NS. Featuring DCU’s homegrown talent including the Campus Choir and Jazz  and Trad Ensembles as well as special guests. This festival is inspired by the local habitat including the local animals, birds, trees and plants of the All Hallows campus grounds. 

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