Pres Secondary School Team Paints ESB Boxes in Collaboration with Tidy Towns

Presentation Castleisland art teacher, Katie O’Reilly (centre left) pictured with her team of ESB box painters on Church Street. Included are from left: Aoibhé Hickey, Anna McSweeney, Katie Nolan, Ms. O’Reilly, Valentina Caraelevall, Emma Knapp, Aoife Fleming, Jessica Riordan and Elaine Cronin. ©Photograph: John Reidy

This year the Transition Year class and teachers of Presentation Secondary School Castleisland were delighted to collaborate with the local Tidy Towns committee to help brighten up Church Street by painting nine ESB boxes along the street.

The Tidy Towns committee and Mary Walsh brought the idea to the attention of the Art class in Presentation Secondary who in turn brought it to the Transition Year Class.

The class group members were very excited to begin designing their ESB boxes in small groups and to start painting them.

Nine Boxes along the Street

The nine boxes begin at Church Street Bridge outside Garvey’s SuperValu and run up along the street.

There are two outside the school, two residences, St. Vincent de Paul, Dr. Fleming’s, Pius Fleming’s Veterinary practice and East 73rd Clothing Shop.

“We would like to thank all the businesses and building owners involved for participating in this project by allowing the EBS box outside their building to be painted,” said teacher Annette Leen on behalf of all at The Pres.

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