Féile na Cásca, the annual Easter art exhibition organised by Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Each year, as well as pieces from adult artists, there is always a wonderful exhibition of work carried out by primary school students from all over the peninsula. This year they have been asked to use the theme 'My own place', and, to help provide inspiration, each of the 11 schools in the Gaeltacht area have been invited to visit a local archaeological site with Isabel Bennett, museum curator. Following on this visit, an artist will make three trips to each school to work with the children on their art project. This work is being supported by Ealaíon na Gaeltachta.
The weather has proved a challenge with this project so far, with many postponements, but all concerned are getting great pleasure out of the trips, and we look forward to the exhibition which will open on Easter Sunday, and seeing the work that will be produced.
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.