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Take a trip to Stradbally for a tour of the Laois Arthouse

Abbeyleix Further Education Centre students visit the Arthouse in Stradbally. Pic: Caitr�ona Maher

Abbeyleix Further Education Centre students visit the Arthouse in Stradbally. Pic: Caitr�ona Maher

Schools and other groups are being invited to take tours of Stradbally’s Laois Arthouse.

The centre is located at the town’s library in the old courthouse which recently underwent significant refurbishment.

Last month adult education students from Abbeyleix FEC’s portfolio courses as well as 6th class pupils from Stradbally’s St Colmans NS took a tour.

As part of this visit an exhibition tour and a tour of the Arthouse was organised. Vera McEvoy, the artist behind the current exhibition Shine, gave a presentation to the students discussing the story behind this exhibition.

She also gave the students an insight into the life and work of an artist providing them with knowledge about each aspect of a projec.

Any group who wants to visit the Arthoush can contact Muireann Ní Chonaill, Arts Officer and Arthouse Manager artsoff@laoiscoco.ie. For a flavour visit facebook.com/thearthouseandlibrary and www.arthouse.ie.

 

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