By Sean Moriarty

Artwork created by school children of Killarney in time for last year’s St Patrick’s Day Festival will finally go on display this year.

Ahead of the festival last year, just before COVID-19 called a halt to proceedings, the festival committee had organised various workshops with community artist Sophie Lodge.

The initiative, facilitated by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and Kerry County Council, saw children and adults coming together to create colourful and imaginative props for street decoration in advance of the parade.

Sadly, due to the circumstances, the public never got a chance to view this work and the children didn’t see their efforts on display but all is not lost as this year the tower of St Mary’s Church of Ireland will be animated by the wonderful creations that were prepared for last year’s festival, thanks to the cooperation and enthusiasm of the Venerable Simon Lumby.