At the recent official launch of Sophia Supported Housing project in Tubbercurry Co. Sligo – Carrick-on-Shannon Artist and manager of the project, Carol McLoughlin, got the seal of approval for her piece of calligraphy which she presented to President Michael D. Higgins who officially launched the project.
Carol has been practicing this form of art since she attended Marymount College, Carrick-on-Shannon. She was taught calligraphy by Sr Veronica who was a member of the Marist Sisters who gave over their premises in Tubbercurry to Sophia Housing Association to develop it into a 32 apartment supported housing project.
Carol was commissioned by Sophia to do the piece and she said that she is over the moon with the response from the President to her artistic work. The piece she did was the “Lake Isle of Innisfree” and she said that she had been advised by Aras an Uachtarain that this was one of the Presidents favourite W.B. Yeats pieces of poetry.
Carol said that among the many pieces of calligraphy she has produced she has been commissioned to do pieces of work for retirements, wedding gifts, wedding invitations to name but a few.