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Schools Workshop Programme 2015

During April and May nine national schools from Sligo Town and County took part in a number of outreach school workshops.

These workshops were themed around the Lily Lolly Craftfest, a festival which takes its name from the Yeats Sisters Susan and Elizabeth, who were affectionately known as Lily & Lolly. The sisters’ achievements are best remembered for their involvement with the Dun Emer Guild, which pioneered Irish Arts and Crafts at the turn of the century and their establishment of Cuala Press in 1908.

The children’s work created during these workshops was exhibited in the top floor gallery space of the Hyde Bridge Gallery, which is housed in the Yeats Building, Sligo Town. The exhibition ran in association with the Lily Lolly Craftfest and was part of the Year of Yeats 2015.

The exhibiting schools were:

  • High Park National School, Skreen – 3rd and 4th classes
  • Ransboro National School, Knocknahur – 4th class
  • St John’s National School, Ballisodare – 5th class
  • Scoil Ursula National School, Strandhill Road – 4th class
  • Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, Sligo Town – 6th class
  • St John’s National School, Sligo Town – 4th class
  • Carn National School Gurteen, Ballymote – 5th and 6th classes
  • Coolbock National School, Riverstown – 3rd to 6th classes
  • Killross National School, Ballintogher – 3rd to 6th classes