Local pupils take part in the Tain Festival Arts Project

Pupils from local primary school all participate in project to create exhibition which tells the story of the Tain

Pupils from local primary school all participate in project to create exhibition which tells the story of the Tain

SIX local primary schools are taking part in the Tain Festival Arts Project which aims to expose participating children to the rich heritage of the area. Dundalk Youth Centre under the guidance of Mel O’Loan have collaborated with the Tain committee to develop the project, which will raise the children’s awareness of the myths and legends of Co Louth.

In the run- up to the re-enactment and the celebration of the Táin epic, a series of art projects were set up in selected schools from the area with the aim of the possibility of creating a ‘Táin Tapestry’.

The six participating primary schools are St Malachy’s Boys NS, Gael Scoil Dún Dealgan, Redeemer NS, Fatima Girls NS, Bellurgan NS, and St Joseph’s NS.

Two artists working with Dundalk Youth Centre - Sophie Coyle and Gareth Loughran - accompanied by artist/designer Sean McMahon encouraged the children to create images of the Táin.

The teachers, artists and pupils have all worked together to create an exhibition that will bind together the work of all six schools which will tell the story of the Táin.

Each child was given an information booklet during these events which was specifically written as a keepsake and information booklet for the children of Louth.

The children’s art work will be exhibited at the Louth County Museum, Roden Place, Dundalk for the duration of the upcoming Táin Festival.