Xmask Tree, an art installation by Kildare photographer and visual artist Eamonn Farrell on a whitethorn tree in the middle of the Curragh.
The tree – decorated with disposable face masks, inscribed with the legend ‘We Shall Overcome’ – is festooned with fairy lights and other baubles which would normally adorn a Christmas tree, drawing attention to…
‘… the pain and suffering being caused to people by the Covid-19 Pandemic. He is also suggesting by the use of the words, We Shall Overcome, from the famous song by folk singer Pete Seeger, that the way to defeat the virus is by positive collective action.
Created a few days ago in a vast empty space on the Curragh, Mr. Farrell, in a message below the tree, has asked anyone who comes by it, to pause for a moment and think of the thousands of people who have lost their lives both directly and indirectly over the last two years, from the Pandemic. He expects to remove the items from the tree on the second of January.’
Myles Breen transforming into Dame Noni backstage at University Concert Hall Limerick, ahead of ‘A Lot Like Christmas’ a family Christmas show at UCH from December 27-31, featuring a screening of The Snowman with live narration and special appearances from panto pals…
One Summer afternoon on the coast of Lahinch, a bird flew into a classroom and hurt his wing. A little boy, Cian Vaughan, cupped it in his hands until the bird got strong and was able to fly away. My son Adam Wall (top) looked on at his classmate rescuing the bird and when he got home that evening, he wrote a poem called HOPE.
The film was made by Alex Gill from Cracking Light Productions in Ennistymon. It features Adam reading his poem as well as his classmates sharing their hope for the future.