“The Fraughan Project” is an eco-social art project that will happen in and around Drummin Bog, St. Mullins, Co. Carlow in 2019. A collaboration will take place between pupils of the three primary schools in the area (Glynn N. S., St. Brendan’s N.S. and St. Michael’s N.S.), artists Mairead Holohan and Jules Michael, Lorcan Scott (District Conservation Officer, National Parks and Wildlife Service), and members of the Drummin Bog Project, St. Mullins.
“The Fraughan Project” aims through creative practices to celebrate and value for younger generations a unique Carlow habitat of national ecological significance. It will foster valuable ideas about the future of Carlow County’s only raised bog and its care, while creating sustaining and engaging artworks within the primary school environment. Drummin Bog becomes the conduit, or common ground, to link art-making, younger people, artists and scientists with ideas of ecology, conservation, knowledge of the natural world and the cultural history specific to Drummin Bog.
A public art event will be staged at the end of the project. This will gather the surrounding community, the three national schools, their pupils and the project participents together to present the material created, celebrating the art-making, the participants and Drummin Bog itself.
This project is supported by the Creative Ireland Carlow Open Call 2018/19.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.