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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Saoirse unveil new piece of ceramic art

Mary Walsh with her daughter Laura Walsh, Eileen Kennedy, Bridget Nolan with her daughter Mykalla Nolan and artist Mairead Stafford
Mary Walsh with her daughter Laura Walsh, Eileen Kennedy, Bridget Nolan with her daughter Mykalla Nolan and artist Mairead Stafford

Members from the Saoirse Training Centre unveiled a new ceramic piece of art they created in collaboration with the talented Mairead Stafford of Ballyelland Pottery.

The piece is called 'King of the Forest' and is an picture of a large white stag.

Helen Tobin, care assistant of Saoirse, said 'stag is the acronym of Saoirse Training Access Group and the King of the Forest is their interpretation of the acronym'.

'The Saoirse members chose a stag as his antlers enable him to push through obstacles in the forest and their access group push boundaries in their environment to permit access to all,' said Ms Tobin.

The project took a few weeks to complete and all participants are very proud of their overall stag piece. Funding was provided by Wexford County Council through the 'Creative Communities' grant.

The Saoirse Training Centre, part of St Aidan's Day Care Centre, endeavour to provide and develop a high quality, dynamic and individualised programme of training, leading to greater independence, occupational and social interaction and inclusion for people with special needs.

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