Art and Craft

FEIS NA NGLEANN 2018

ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION – Sunday, 15th JULY 2018 – FROM 12.00 UNTIL 6.00PM
In ALL SAINTS GAA WOODSIDE RD BALLYMENA

In the Arts and Crafts Competition there are 4 sections

  • Section 1 Art
  • Section 2 Wood, metal and other crafts
  • Section 3 Kitchen craft
  • Section 4 Needlecraft

In each section competitions are listed

  • Primary Schools
  • Post Primary Schools
  • Adult

It would be helpful if each entry had the name, year and competition number attached.

Schools’ entries can be handed in before the end of term if that is more convenient. Please contact  Mairead McMullan to arrange suitable time

Entries may be given to any of the following   before  Friday 

Marie McAllister Garronpoint
Vincent Harvey   The Bay, Glenariff
Nuala McSparran  Glendun
Eileen McAuley  Glendun
Bobby Mc Ilhatton  Loughgiel
John Burns  Loughgiel
Brian Boyle Dunloy
Rose McQuillan Glenravel
Francis McAfee, Ballycastle
Mairead Mc Mullan  Waterfoot   38 Main St, Waterfoot, Glenariff BT44 0QS     02821771287
Email mairead.mcmullan@btinternet.com

 

Cuid a hAon: Section 1 

COMPETITION 1 /COMÓRTAS 1

If possible, it would be of great assistance  if a number of the postcards were  displayed on  larger sheets ‘

Postcards/Cartaí

Postcards in any medium: size 14x10cm approx orA5

Section   class        theme

A1          P1        native flowers/plants
A2          P1        native animals
A3         P3        native birds
A4          P4        hurling/camogie
A5          P5        Irish music/dancing
A6          P6        local views/scenes
A7          P7        local views/scenes

COMPETITION 2/COMÓRTAS 2
LÉARÁID /ILLUSTRATION

P1         Illustrate your favourite story and add its title in your own handwriting
P2         Illustrate your favourite story and add its title in your own handwriting
P3        Illustrate your favourite story and add its title in your own handwriting
P4       Two  illustrated and handwritten verses of a song  or poem about your area
P5,      Any  3 illustrated and handwritten verses of  a local song/ poem.
P6. P7  Any illustrated and handwritten Local song or poem

Suggestions in Appendix
PORTRAITS      COMPETITION 2A
P1  P7

Self portrait

Portrait of  parents, OR a friend.
Portrait of a Character from a story

COMPETITION 3/ COMÓRTAS 3   DESIGN  (A4 )

RANGANNA 1-7   ALL CLASSES

Design a book cover for any of the following titles:

My Best Friend.
I Like To Cook
My Favourite Irish Legend
The Glens of Antrim
Book of Hurling

COMPETITION 3A

Design a Poster(A4) to illustrate any of the following Weather Lore Sayings:-

An fhuinseog a bheith faoi dhuilliúr  roimh an dair./When the ash tree is in leaf before the oak,summer will come early,

Comhartha drochaimsire é má itheann an gadhar an féar./Its a sign of bad weather  if the dog  eats grass.

Báisteach má fheictear lasair ghorm as tine mhóna,/It will rain when the turf flame is blue.

DESIGN a “welcome to”/FÁILTE GO   road sign as an entrance feature to a city/town/village/townland

Eg   FÁILTE GO GLINNTÍ AONTROMA/AONTROIM
Useful website for placenames   Logainm.ie

COMPETITION 4/COMÓRTAS 4
Group Project

Rivers/seashore/woodland: Aibhneacha/cladach/coill
Colour study which explores any aspect of a local river, seashore or wood

COMPETITION 5/   COMÓRTAS 5

Group Project  In Any Medium
Any 2 events from an Irish myth or legend

 COMPETITION B      IAR BHUNSCOILEANNA/POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS

COMPETITION C     DAOINE FASTA/ADULTS

=The following competitions are open to post primary students and to adults.

COMPETITION 1

Picture postcard any medium
Theme  Beautiful Ireland

COMPETITION 2

Irish landscape in any medium
COMPETITION 3

Study of Irish flora or fauna in any medium
COMPETITION 4

Calligraphy and illustration
Any 3 verses of a song or poem about your locality

COMPETITION 4A
Portrait of  an Irish historical character  eg Roger Casement

COMPETITION 5

KEY STAGE 4  OPEN CATEGORY
Any main study artwork produced for a public examination eg GCSE or Transition

 

SECTION 2 : CUID A DÓ

WOOD, METAL AND OTHER CRAFT

A: PRIMARY SCHOOLS/BUNSCOILEANNA
1 3D sculpture
2 Pottery
3 Flower Craft: wild flower

SECTION 3: CUID A TRÍ
COOKERY/CÓCAIREACHT adjudication 9th July

A: PRIMARY SCHOOLS/BUNSCOILEANNA

  • 4 tea scones
  • 4 fairy cakes
  • 4 shortbread biscuits
  • 4 No bakes

SECTION 4  NEEDLECRAFT

A: PRIMARY SCHOOLS/BUNSCOILEANNA

  • embroidery
  • knitting
  • soft toy
  • Design a cushion

COMPETITION B      IAR BHUNSCOILEANNA/POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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COMPETITION C      DAOINE FASTA/ADULTS  see below  

  • Craftwork in wood
  • Lathe work in wood
  • Home or garden equipment in wood
  • Woodcarving and 3D Sculpture
  • Beaten metalwork
  • Forge work tools etc
  • Cast work in metal
  • Pottery
  • Turned work in metal
  • Flower arranging formal
  • Flower arranging wild flowers
  • Christmas wreath

 COOKERY/ CÓCAIREACHT

  • Griddle soda x4
  • Oven wheaten
  • Potato bread x4
  • Slims x4 5
  • Sultana scones x4
  • Pot oven currant loaf
  • Decorated butter sponge
  • Ginger cake
  • Boiled cake
  • Shortbread fingers
  • Any variety small cakes/pastry x4
  • Pot of jam
  • Pot marmalade

Section 4 needlecraft

  • Irish crochet large item
  • Irish crochet / small item
  • Crochet- small
  • Crochet -large
  • Lacework
  • Embroidery Celtic design
  • Embroidery coloured
  • Tapestry
  • Hand knitted garment /aran
  • Hand knitted garment / other
  • Hand knitted garment /baby
  • Hand woven item
  • Soft toy
  • Needlecraft picture
  • Design a cushion knitted, crochet,embroidery felt.,patchwork or any other method

HERITAGE PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS 

John Turnley Memorial Trophy

Open to both Primary and Post Primary Schools

The best overall group project in local history on

An in depth study of:

  1. A locality
  2. An ancient monument or building

C an illustrated collection of native flowers in your area

APPDENDIX 1:

Poems and songs:  Some suggested books

MCMAHON SEÁN                                   RICH AND RARE:A book of Ireland           Poolbeg Press

MCBRIDE JACK                                         TRAVELLER IN THE GLENS                       Appletree Press

SHARPE ROBERT                                    A GLIMPSE AT GLENARIFFE                     Impact Press

MCALLISTER CHARLES

DONNELLY MAUREEN Ed                    POETRY OF THE GLENS                              Impact Press

NÍ LUAIN SIOBHÁN                              THE SALLY PATCH AND OTHER POEMS   Irish News

O NEILL MOIRA                                     SONGS OF THE GLENS OF ANTRIM

CLARKE SEAMUS                                  THE POETRY OF FEIS NA NGLEANN        Priory Press

 

THE FEIS IN THE GLEN

When I was young I took a day from Time
And keep it still  No glint of all the sun
That shone that day, but shines in the fixed clime
In which I keep the hours he can’t outrun,
Oh I went down that morning to the Feis
With everyone to watch the way I’d go!
I wore a linen frock with cuffs of lace,
I wore a yellow hat with a cherry bow. 

The day the sun shone as it never shone, ever,
On sea and on glen and on bright waterfall
The day I was wise and the day I was clever,
The day I knew all things and nothing at all.

Through the green, golden glen the birds were singing
And all the little brooks were tuned to me,
The pipers in their saffron kilts were swinging
Down to the glen’s foot, where it meets the sea,
And, oh, the prizes! Fat books for my winning,
For I knew everything there was to know –
We are so sure of things in the beginning –
I wore a yellow hat with a cherry bow.

                             Siobhán Ní Luain

THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM

1.The blue hills of Antrim I see in my dreams
The high hills of Antrim,the glens and the streams,
In sunlight and in shadow, in weal and in woe,
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go.

 

2.The wind’s in the heather of sunny Knocklayd,
And soft through the vale of Glenshesk hath it played
Oer young Margie’s wemplings and deep Maol’s roar,
It croons in my heart and will croon evermore.

 

7.Down wild Sleevenanee the Lammas winds roar,
Their pealings re- echoed from rocky Parkmore,
Glenariff is troubled –my brain is afire,
For love unrequited and hindered desire.
The blue hills of Antrim I see in my dreams
The high hills of Antrim,the glens and the streams

JOSEPH CAMPBEL

 

 

DUNLUCE CASTLE

Can these be the walls that once mocked the first Dane?
Where the wrath of the Saxon was poured out in vain?
Where the bard and the harper were loved and caressed
And the stranger was ever the welcomest guest?

 

How often at morning would gaily ride forth
From these high- pillared portals the Chief of the North,
O Neill and O Donnell – McQuillan the Proud
Too soon to lie bloody and cold in his shroud!

In thy storm shattered turrets so hoary and grey
The Banshee at midnight laments thy decay;
And the sea – bird screams shrill on the night breezes’ breath
Thro’ the halls now the dwelling of darkness and death!

 The morning sun breaks, and still hushed is that song,
Yet its wail in my bosom doth mem’ry prolong;
And Grief’s wasted hand strikes a chord in my heart
Whence the murmur of sorrow shall never depart,

Roger Casement

THE FAIRIES

Up the airy mountain
Down the rushy glen
We daren’t go a hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk ,good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl’s feather.
Down along the rocky shore
Some make their home.
They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide foam.
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain lake,
With frogs for their watch-dogs,
All night awake/
By the craggy hill-side,
Through the mosses bare,
They have planted thorm-trees,
For pleasure here and there.
Is any man so daring
As to dig one up in spite,
He shall find the sharpest thorns
In his bed at night,

William Allingham

 

The Fairy Lough

Loughareema,Loughareema
Lies so high above the heather;
A little lough,a dark lough,
The wather’s black and deep.
Ould herons go a fishing there,
And sea-gulls all together
Float roun/ the one green island
On  the fairy Lough asleep.
Loughareema,Loughareema;
When the sun goes down at seven
When the hills are dark and airy
Tis a curlew whistles sweet!
Then something whistles in the reeds
That stand so thick and even;
A little wave runs up the shore
And flees as if on feet,

Moira O Neill

REVISED ADDITIONAL  ART AND CRAFT PROGRAMME FOR FEIS NA nGLEANN 2018

THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL AGE GROUPS FROM PRIMARY AGE TO ADULT.

1.PORTRAIT : PORTRÁID

Choose any of the following  in any  medium:

  • Self portrait
  • Family member
  • Imaginary person
  • Irish musician
  • Irish sportsperson
  • Historical character

2.AN DÚLRA:  FLORA AGUS FAUNA NA hÉIREANN

NATURE:  IRISH WILDLIFE

ÉIN :BIRDS found in the locality

  • Puffins in Rathlin
  • Whooper swans in Lough Beg
  • Avocets in Belfast Lough Reserve
  • Ringed Plovers in Waterfoot
  • Heron at Cushendun
  • Any native bird in a local habitat

BLÁTH FIAIN :WILDFLOWER

  • Any native wildflower

POSTERS:  A4

  • Illustrate and label a selection of seashore shells found on local beaches
  • Design a poster to encourage the protection of the threatened red squirrel

CALLIGRAPHY    Illuminated Lettering

  • Decorative initial Letter CELTIC DESIGN  – DROP CAPITAL  as found at the beginning of many stories eg
  • Long ago in Ireland there was a giant called Fionn Mc Cool………………………

       Fadó,fadó  bhí fear  ann

Or any other introductory sentence