Category Archives: Our New School

School Art

 

 

An Aluminium tree “The Tree of Life”.

Cork artists Eithne Ring and Liam Lacy designed and constructed the “Tree of Life” which is hanging in the main corridor of our new school. It is a cast aluminium tree depicting the River Shannon with twelve circular cast aluminium panels with images relating to the school’s ethos and local history. Included are the local scenes of the Meehambee Dolman, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, and Athlone castle. The children and staff have really enjoyed recognising and relating to these panels. We in Cloonakilla N.S. feel very privileged to have this amazing piece of art work and are sure many generations of people will enjoy it for years to come.

 

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A Mosaic “The School in the Meadow”.

Dublin artist Elaine Prunty designed and constructed the beautiful mosaic titled, “The School in the Meadow” for the outside wall of our new school. She used thousands of pieces of hand-cut glass to create a mosaic that represents our school children. The children’s own art work is incorporated into the clothes design. The children are positioned life size with a mirror face to reflect them as they grow and progress through our school. All the flowers are individual –no two are the same.

New School

Over the summer the new school was a hive of activity. While there was a lot of work going on inside the building many developments were taking place outside too.

On  Monday, September 4, 2017 our new school opened its doors for the first time. It was a very exciting day for both pupils and staff, and the culmination of many years work by the principal and management of the school.

A trip down memory lane

 

13/6/17

As we move forward into an exciting new era for Cloonakilla N.S.  we took a trip down memory lane and welcomed back a few people who have been part of our history and have helped make our school what it is today.

 

 

Site Visit

 

February  2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Site Visit

A recent visit to the site showed that the new school is progressing very well. Windows are being fitted , the layout of the new classrooms is being planned and the roof will be under construction in January.

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