Myths and Legends in Fenagh

Pupils collaborate with Fenagh Tidy Towns with Outdoor Art Exhbition

Fiona Heavey


Fiona Heavey

Myths and Legends in Fenagh

St. Caillin’s National School and Fenagh Tidy Towns have collaborated to create a unique outdoor art exhibition, bringing an eye-catching splash of colour to the approach road from Ballinamore into the village of Fenagh.

Under the guidance of their teacher Mary Flynn, children in 5th and 6th classes, painted symbols depicting 22 popular Irish myths and legends, onto recycled everyday objects.

Some of the objects recycled for this art exhibition include: kitchen appliance panels, a kettle barbeque, wooden cabinet doors, freezer panels, plywood, corrugated iron, and even a
satellite dish!

The Green-Schools theme that St. Caillin’s N.S. is currently working on is Global Citizenship – Litter and waste, and this project demonstrates that materials that are considered waste and destined for landfill, can be recycled into beautiful art pieces.

Some of the myths and legends that are depicted in this exhibition include: The Children of Lír, The Dagda’s Harp, Diarmuid and Grainne, How Cúchulainn Got His Name, The Salmon of Knowledge and Tír na nÓg.

There is also plenty of local interest as well in St. Caillin’s Abbey and the Serpent and The Brown Bull of Cooley. A description of the myth or legend is attached to each exhibit.

The budding artists from 5 th and 6 th classes are: Adam Reynolds, Ella McCrann, Calum Smith, Aoife Kelly, Dara Greenan, Tara Gill, James Gilheany, Lucy Canning, Paul Honeyman, Aisling O’Brien, Shane
Keegan, Leila Rice Cripps, Fiachra McGovern, Colm McLoughlin, Conor Fox, Jamie Gallogly, Ashling Kelly, Ben Reynolds, Matthew Hargaden, Eoghan Conefrey, Katie Guckian, Matthew Dolan, Killian Mulvey, Calem Quinn, Róise Redican, Oran Curran, Ruairí O’Rourke, Dylan Gooheen and Avril Hargaden.

Fenagh Tidy Towns would like to extend a special word of thanks to Lynch’s Paint and Wallpaper, Kilclare, for donating paint for this exhibition.