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The Mayor, The Minister, The school, The Students,The Artists and The book of Tales….  This particular tale tells the story of the unique surroundings filled with art and creativity that the students of Lucan East Educate Together National School are treated to when they come into school every day. Principal Eddie Fox and his staff are hosting their very first Arts Day on April 27th 2012 to celebrate this wealth of art with special guest of honour Mayor of South Dublin County Catriona Jones and with the line-up of prestigious artists involved, Lucan East E.T. really has  some heavy weight names from the arts world to drop ! Funded by the per cent for art scheme Child Centred artists Maree Hensey and Mark Ryan worked with the children to make artworks based on the theme of the living heritage. (See images above) The sculpture titled ‘Confluence’ takes its form from a Celtic spiral. LEETNS reflects ‘New Ireland’ in that it embraces and celebrates diversity……… All of Us Here (see below) is a participative art project that took place in Lucan East Educate Together School in November 2011. Artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly invited the children to play with and explore colourful interactive video projections under the guidance of a choreographer, Deirdre Murphy. The projections used were initially designed by Cleary & Connolly for an exhibition at the children’s gallery of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Finally to top it all off  Tales of Kishogue Cross is the title of a  book of short stories being launched by the school….. writer  Margaret Callan Bergin (who most recent success was  ‘Rudy’ her play commissioned by Dublin City Public libraries) collaborated with parents from the school to put together this unique book of biographical stories that give us a truly personal insight to the backgrounds of the families in the school community who hail from all over the globe. With a foreword by Minister for children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald T.D. the icing on this particular artistic cake are the beautiful illustrations in the book….. created by the most important artists of all the students from Lucan East Educate National School !


Ilustration from the front cover of Tales of Kishogue Cross by Adam Herczag    

Lucan East Educate Together National School Arts Day with Mayor of South Dublin County Catriona Jones April 27th 2012    11.AM         

Below websites for each of the artists for your further information

Margaret Callan Bergin   Garbo Productions

Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly               

Maree Hensey         Mark Ryan    



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