Our Ben is a Cruinniú na nÓg Ambassador
A flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme's commitment to enable the creativity of every child and young person Cruinniú na nÓg will see over 700 free events nationwide on Saturday, June 15, including here in Fingal, with hundreds of opportunities for children and young people to fire up their imaginations and take part in creative activities hosted in every local authority area.
Ben de Barra from Skerries has been chose as one of three 'creative ambassadors' for the Cruinniú na nÓg.
Thse are the first Ambassadors to be appointed to the initiative, all three share a passion for creativity and already have a roll call of creative achievements to their name.
Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages participation by children and young people in creative activities in their local neighbourhoods and communities.
Cruinniú na nÓg Ambassador Ben de Barra said: 'I have always loved films and I had lots of stories I wanted to tell so it felt totally natural for me to start making my own films. It's a really creative and fun way to bring your ideas, your surroundings and your imagination to life. So many of my creative heroes are Irish film makers - especially Jim Sheridan and Kristen Sheridan. Cruinniú na nÓg could be the spark that ignites the next generation of Irish film-makers so I would encourage everyone to participate on June 15.'