Up-cycled Fairy Trail Created by Community College Students on River Walk

Castleisland Community College students stopping for a photograph at the River Maine Fairy Trail on the Nuns’ Walk which they created in conjunction with Castleisland Tidy Towns. Included are, front from left: Isabel Esteban Manzanares Gomez, Shauna O’Keeffe, Edward Roche, Rocio Rios Medina, Katelyn O’Keeffe and Lea Voigtlander. Back row: Pierce Flynn, Kayleigh Barrett, David Peskett, Miriam O’Connell, Kerry Costello, Mary Kate Culhane and Jonna Lene Havemann

A beautiful feature of Castleisland is the River Maine that flows through the town. It has created a tranquil river walk and a wildlife corridor for various ecosystems and habitats.

The Transition Year students of Castleisland Community College recently decided to enhance the walk in consultation with Castleisland Tidy Towns.

They created a fairy trail for children to enjoy and they used pieces of wood left over from Junior and Leaving certificate projects.

The wood cut-offs were shaped and painted into various doors, houses and ladders to display the fairy trail along the Nuns’ Walk section of the river walk.

Wood work teachers, Aidan Joy and Michael McSweeney guided the students in the project and helped to display the fairy trail along the river walk.

‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine,’ said a spokesperson for the group.

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