In a year where the pandemic took over, we were not able to celebrate our graduations in the usual manner. Of course this does not mean we could not congratulate everyone on their fantastic achievements. Well done everyone and particularly our class award winners who were presented with a specially commissioned pen. These were provided by a young artist Donnchadha O’Connor. Donnchadha is a wood-turner, who creates uniquely beautiful, hand-turned pens in a variety of styles and from a selection of locally sourced sustainably managed native timbers. Timbers used include Bog Oak, Yew, Hawthorn and Blackthorn. Award winners were, Charlie Dineen (Master Black Belt), Pauline Smith (Black Belt), Marie Forde, Yvonne O’Connor and Martin McCaul (Green Belt), Con Lehane, Kerry Butcher and Seamus O’Mathuna (Yellow Belt)
Here are a selection of pictures provided by our students.