Deenagh Fairy Trail
Just in time for midterm, the TY students finally got to reveal all of their hard work with the Art Department by the installation of seven fairy houses creating a fairy trail ( and a little magic!!) along Deenagh river walk.
The project started when Killarney Looking Good committee members called to art teacher Ms Michelle Mahony in October last year with ideas for art students to make fairy houses. A lot of thought and planning went into what theme would be given to the fairy trail and it was decided that the fairy houses would reflect the history and landscape around Killarney. Work began last year to source materials. The students wanted to use materials that were as natural as possible so tree trucks were got from different locations and other materials like stone, glass, slate were collected.
The project was delayed by school closures last year but in Sept TY students, along
with Kerri McCarthy, TY co-ordinator and Ms Michelle Mahony in the Art Department got to work at completing the pieces. The fairies ,that houses were made for, are as follows:
• The Deenagh Fairy
•The Copper Mines Fairy
• The Waterfall Fairy
• The Abbey Fairy
• The Bricin Dinis Fairy
• The Castle Fairy
• Fairy of the Forest
This week saw the installation of the pieces into their permanent home just across the road from the school along the river walk. It was wonderful to see the pieces finally installed today and we hope that they bring lots of joy to both young and old alike. This has been the second project that the Art Department have worked with ‘Killarney Looking Good’ committed on in the last year and it has been a huge honour to install another project that will enhance the local environment. If you are lucky enough to be 5km from Deenagh this midterm they are definitely worth a visit to go and see.