Twelve-year-old Cormac Fleming from Roscommon town was selected to represent County Roscommon in a series that will air on Cúla 4/TG4 celebrating young people’s creativity and innovation as part of Cruinniú na nÓg.
The series will be broadcast on TG4, and on TG4’s social media and Youtube channel during the week prior to Cruinniú na nÓg on June 12th.
Cormac, a sixth class pupil in Gaelscoil de hÍde, Roscomáin, was given an opportunity to share the reasons he is so passionate about computers. He has enjoyed film-making, making podcasts and creating computer games from a very young age. Cormac’s input was filmed recently in Loughnaneane Park and he spoke in Irish about a recycling game he created through Scratch in five different languages. He described various films and podcasts he has produced and also showed his creativity by playing a hornpipe on his bosca ceoil, accompanied by his brother Diarmuid on the fiddle.
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. Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ and is the only event of its kind in the world. Cormac was delighted to represent his county in this series.