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In Pictures: ‘Unravelling Laois’ goes on display at the Dunamaise Arts Centre

Nicole Delaney, Jennifer Burns, Sabrina Bowden, Karla Jordan, Edel Phelan, Hilary Doran, Mary Delaney (Art Tutor), Serena Fitzpatrick, Deirdre Delaney (HSCL Co-ordinator Scoil Bhride) Denise Dunne (Literacy Tutor)
Nicole Delaney, Jennifer Burns, Sabrina Bowden, Karla Jordan, Edel Phelan, Hilary Doran, Mary Delaney (Art Tutor), Serena Fitzpatrick, Deirdre Delaney (HSCL Co-ordinator Scoil Bhride) Denise Dunne (Literacy Tutor)

A very special display was launched at the Dunamaise Arts Centre recently.

“Unravelling Laois” came about as part of a DEIS and Creative Ireland funder project that was run with parents in Scoil Bhride Knockmay in association with the HSCL Co-ordinator Deirdre Delaney and the Adult Literacy Service at Portlaoise FET Centre.

Parents complied pieces of art and writing based on their experiences visiting a range of heritage sites in Laois.

The parents produced a book containing their stories and writing.

This book together with the parents art work is now on display in Dunamaise Arts Centre.

The “Unravelling Laois” passport was developed at the end of the project to enable parents to bring their children to each of the heritage sites during the summer months.

The passports were produced in collaboration with Catherine Casey Heritage Officer with Laois Co. Council and will be distributed to each school in the county before the summer holidays.

Thanks to Deirdre Wall for sending these pictures our way.

Karla Jordan, Brody Jordan and Patrick Doyle
Karla Jordan, Brody Jordan and Patrick Doyle
Children enjoying the launch of the Unravelling Laois passport
Children enjoying the launch of the Unravelling Laois passport

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.