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Monday 18 November 2019

Women's Shed unveil a masterpiece!

Cllr Jim Moore, Chairman, who unveiled the new wall hanging at Tomhaggard Women’s Shed, with artists involved in the project, back: Grainne Dollard, Mary Byrne, Marian Pierce, Mary Doyle, Angela Byrne, Mary Archer, Pauline Dwyer, Eleanor Kelly, and Mary Boggan; front: Carol Grey, Mary Walsh, facilitating artist, and Sarah Lavan,WWETB.
Cllr Jim Moore, Chairman, who unveiled the new wall hanging at Tomhaggard Women’s Shed, with artists involved in the project, back: Grainne Dollard, Mary Byrne, Marian Pierce, Mary Doyle, Angela Byrne, Mary Archer, Pauline Dwyer, Eleanor Kelly, and Mary Boggan; front: Carol Grey, Mary Walsh, facilitating artist, and Sarah Lavan,WWETB.

The fruits of quite a few months of hard work were finally unveiled at the Tomhaggard Women's Shed as they presented a huge wall hanging they made as part of a sewing project sponsored by Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB).

As luck would have it, the unveiling of the wonderfully crafted feature coincided with International Women's Day and the group were delighted to invite members of the local community in to see the piece they had worked so hard on.

The piece depicts the Saltee Islands and Kilmore Quay and was officially unveiled by local councillor and WWETB Chairman Jim Moore who was full of praise for the women's work. The ladies got to work on the project back in October and met every Friday under the guidance of artist Mary Walsh to create the centrepiece of the Saltee Islands and individual panels also inspired by the local area.

The group currently has 48 members and has been at the heart of the community for the past four years, meeting weekly for a range of activities and for a chat.

The success of this year's project follows on from a similar one last year which saw them create a large mosaic with the help of artist Paddy Darigan, something which also takes pride of place at the social centre.

The group were delighted with the finished product and the reaction that it received at its official unveiling.

Wexford People

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