Art, History, Music and Poetry Exhibition April 21st
On last Thursday, Cork County Lord Mayor, John Paul O’ Shea officially launched the Patrician Academy 1916 exhibition of Art, History, Poetry and Music. In what proved to be a very cultural evening history students David Kearney and Ralph Buesmeil explained the background to their projects relating to the seven signatories of the Proclamation, while 1st Year students Ben Buckley and Finnian Daly recited some self composed poetry which also linked in with the Centenary. The original proclamation was recited by Padraig O’Driscoll, Student Council Chairperson, while 5th year students Kevin Sexton recited the Patrician Academy 2016 proclamation. Eoin Kenny, Junior Chair of the Student Council read the stirring Pearse’s oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa and James Cashman recited the beautiful “Easter 1916” By William Butler Yeats. All of this took place to the artistic backdrop created by second year art students and explained by Ralph Buesmeil. The artwork depicting, the imagery of the Rising will be on display in the Library for the general Public until May 5th. Musical Accompaniment on the evening was provided by the Patrician Academy Trad Group.
Ms. Butler (history), Ms. Glynn (art), Mr. O’Shea (art), Lord Mayor of County Cork Mr. John Paul O’Shea, Ms. Catherine Fitzpatrick, Mr. Michael O’Neill (Centenary Commemoration committee)
Ben Buckley 1st year recites his poem
Finian Daly 1st year recites his poem