Pupils from St Columba’s National School Make their Mark at Croke Park

By Lynn Glanville

Croke Park Mosaic

Pupils of St Columba’s National School, North Strand, saw the culmination of nearly two years’
work with the unveiling of a special mosaic in Croke Park Stadium yesterday
(March 18). Entitled Conas a fuair Cú
Chulainn a ainm
(How Cú Chulainn got his name), the mosaic was unveiled by Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail.

The project was created by the children from the Church of Ireland primary school and was supported by Croke Park through its local community fund. Their mosaic is now hanging in the inner Cusack Stand concourse and will be viewed by many thousands of visitors making their way into the stadium each year.

Speaking as he unveiled the mosaic, President Ó Fearghail said: “When you give children the opportunity to express themselves, extraordinary things can happen. The mosaic I am unveiling today is testament to this belief.
The children’s eye–view and perspective of Irish heritage and myth has fused effortlessly with their modern day influences from social media and video games. It is our hope that this wonderful piece will hang in Croke Park for years to come and that many of the children here today will one day bring their own children to the stadium to …read more

Read the full article here: http://dublin.anglican.org/news/2015/03/Pupils-from-St-Columbas-National-School-Make-their-Mark-at-Croke-Park

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