Hare-raising art for Jack and Jill

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsHare-raising art for Jack and JillBy Bernie English – February 7, 2016 1179 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email TAGSartfeaturedHares on the MarchJack and Jilllimerick center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMary’s story of 5B “hell” prompts changeNext articleProtest braves storm to demand clean air Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Jack and Jill Foundation. Hares on the March. December 2015Jack and Jill Foundation. Hares on the March.LIMERICK artists have moved to the wild side to produce a hare raising exhibition in aid of a national childrens’ charity.The Jack and Jill Foundation will benefit from the “Hares on the March” exhibition which will run at more than 50 locations in Dublin over the next two months for people to find, enjoy and possibly purchase via auction.   Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘The White Hare of Creggan’ by Clare Hartigan from Castleconnell; ‘Shinare’ by John Shinnors from Roxborough and ‘Harris the Hare’ by Jane Murtagh from Cratloe and the students of Villiers School Limerick are among the 110 artistic hares that make up the exhibition.The Jack and Jill Foundation is inviting people to visit Dublin, especially over the midterm break, to find and consider buying one of these mystical hares, with a map for the Hare Trail available at any of the locations displaying the work, including Arnotts, Easons, St. Stephen’s Green Centre and The Chester Beatty Library at Dublin Castle.Since 1997, the Foundation has supported almost 2,000 children – 93 of them from Limerick – from birth to four years old with brain damage, severe intellectual and physical trauma.Creator of “The White Hare of Creggan”, Clare Hartigan said that as she normally paints on a white background, she started off thinking about a white hare and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ came to my mind immediately. In Ireland, of course, the white rabbit would be a hare. I then started to wonder was there a magical white hare in Ireland and then I came across the “White Hare of Creggan”, a creature that was seen only in flashes and that nobody could ever catch.  The inspiration for Jane Murtagh and the students of Villiers School’s “Harris the Hare” came from Assyrian bas relief sculpture and Islamic art.  On his route to those exotic locations, Harris discovered Thomas Harriot’s  phonetic alphabet which he used for his signature on his finished portraits.The Jack and Jill Foundation is hoping that funds raised from “Hares on the March” will make a a major contribution to the €2.7 million it needs in 2016 to provide home nursing care to sick children nationwide, with every €16 raised funding one hour of home nursing care.Some of the other big name artists involved in “Hares on the March” are Pauline Bewick, Peter Curling, John Doherty, Martin Gale, Graham Knuttel and Donald Teskey, with a full list of artists and their hares and the latest auction bids on www.jackandjill.ie.last_img read more

Cars attacked in Killylastin area of Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A Letterkenny councillor is urging parents in the Windmill View/Killylastin areas to be vigilant after receiving a number of calls from motorists whose had been damaged.Cllr Gerry McMonagle says young people have been congregating at a site cleared for social housing, throwing mud and stones at passing cars.He says in the long term, more community facilities are needed, but in the short term, the council must secure the area………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/gmacmon1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Cars attacked in Killylastin area of Letterkenny WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous article“There is a Brexit deal to be done” – CoveneyNext articleDevine & PCRS end championship with podium News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter By News Highland – November 30, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Saints knock eight past Black Cats

first_img There is a longheld theory that the boss who collects the monthly accolade slips to defeat in the next game but Saints returned to winning ways with their biggest ever Barclays Premier League win as Graziano Pelle scored twice to seal a memorable week on a personal level. A goal in either half saw Pelle move onto six Barclays Premier League goals for the season and add to his match-winning Italy debut and player of the month award. Press Association The former Feyenoord striker would have been proud of Santiago Vergini’s own goal, which opened the floodgates as Southampton inflicted a damaging defeat on Gus Poyet’s side. Sunderland had started the game brightly as they looked to build on their maiden league win against Stoke before the international break but Vergini scored a clinical own goal from the edge of his box to set Southampton on their way to a stunning victory. Pelle then scored with a tap-in with Jack Cork, brought into midfield in place of Victor Wanyama, killing the game off before the break. Sunderland then shipped four goals in 16 second-half minutes as a another own goal, courtesy of Liam Bridcutt, was added to by Pelle’s second and efforts from Dusan Tadic and Wanyama. Sadio Mane had been rested following international exertions but came on to add the eighth late on, leaving some Sunderland fans in tears. Saints may boast the player of the month in Italian striker Pelle but they also have the best defence in English football having conceded a measly five league goals this season. Sunderland’s defence is not as watertight and it starting leaking goals after just 11 minutes as Morgan Schneiderlin eased past Wes Brown, with the ball falling to the edge of the Sunderland box, where Argentina international Vergini thrashed the ball into the corner of his own goal with deadly accuracy. It did not take the hosts long to double their lead as Steve Davis was released down the left and crossed for Pelle to tap home from close range to continue his impressive form. Shellshocked Sunderland looked like they might peg their hosts back immediately but goalkeeper Fraser Forster was equal to a well-struck Sebastian Larsson free-kick. Poyet was left angered when his side were denied what appeared to be a clear penalty as Forster cleaned out Steven Fletcher after the Scotland forward had latched onto Lee Cattermole’s through ball – but referee Andre Marriner simply signalled for a goal-kick. The Uruguayan’s mood was not helped as Southampton added their third from the very next attack. Tadic crossed from the left and picked out an unmarked Cork, who got enough on his shot to force it past Vito Mannone. Pelle should have done better with a chance on the stroke of half-time but cut his effort well wide of goal as Saints continued to dominate. Southampton came close to extending their lead early in the second half as Shane Long squared to Tadic inside the box, but the Serbia winger saw his shot cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. The fourth goal duly arrived and it once again came courtesy of a Sunderland own goal as Mannone got a strong hand to a low Pelle shot, only for the ball to squirm over the line off half-time substitute Bridcutt. The misery continued for Poyet and his players as Pelle soon made it five, slotting home first time having been played in by Tadic – although he did balloon a hat-trick opportunity high and wide soon after. Tadic was soon on the scoresheet himself as he was gifted possession by a poor Mannone clearance and swept the ball in for his first Premier League goal. Sunderland were in pieces by this stage and Southampton showed no mercy, adding a seventh just seconds later as substitute Wanyama thrashed an effort past the hapless Mannone. Still it continued and Mane was the next to get in on the act as the Senegal man hit his first Saints goal, with Tadic again supplying the ammunition from the left flank. There was to be no record-equalling ninth for the hosts but this was a signal of intent from Koeman’s side as they look to prove their impressive start is no flash in the pan, with the huge victory taking them third in the table and leaving Sunderland in abject misery. Ronald Koeman well and truly disproved the manager of the month hoodoo as his Southampton side decimated a woeful Sunderland outfit 8-0.last_img read more