Members of the Drummin Bog Project creating a safe walkway for the children ahead of the An Fraughan project. March, 2019: Photos: Cathy Fitzgerald.
The “An Fraughan”* project is a new collaboration between the children of the schools of St. Brendan’s, Drummond, Scoil Moling, Glynn and St. Michael’s, Newtown; with South Carlow artists Jules Michael (Project Co-ordinator), Annabel Konig and Cathy Fitzgerald.
Based on the Drummin Bog, the An Frachan project is an eco-social-arts practice, because it connects a very special Carlow environment with its local community through inclusive, participatory arts activities.
A series of education activities through art practices are being presented to the children, in the classroom and on the bog during March- May 2019.
A public event will celebrate the children’s work from the three schools in Drummin Hall, South Carlow in June. Date to be confirmed.
The Drummin Bog Project aims work toward the 2030 UN Sustainability Developments Goals for wellbeing, quality education, sustainable communities, climate action, life below water, life on land and partnerships for these goals.
This project is kindly supported by Creative Ireland, Carlow Arts Office and The Drummin Bog Project.
*an fraughan – Wild Bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus)