Time for a cup of tea at Gorey Li­brary

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STU­DENTS from the Saorise Train­ing Cen­tre cre­ated imag­i­na­tive pieces of art from re­cy­cled tea cups and saucers, which was launched last week in Gorey Li­brary.

The train­ing cen­tre, which is part of St Ai­dan’s Ser­vices, Gorey, cre­ated an art project that is based on talk­ing to each other.

Care As­sis­tant He­len Tobin said: ‘When we dis­cussed the art project it be­came ap­par­ent that most of the trainees as­so­ci­ated a cup of tea with a chat, so we called it Fits 2 A T (cup).

They mostly used re­cy­cled cups and saucers and the trainees used their own imag­i­na­tion to dec­o­rate them in a style that re­flected some­thing per­sonal to them­selves.

He­len said: ‘Some of the cups and saucers be­long to or are ded­i­cated to loved ones who have passed away, while oth­ers re­flect how the in­di­vid­ual feels on the in­side or shows their in­ter­ests.’

The project has tak­ing months to com­plete and all par­tic­i­pants are very proud of their hard work. The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Septem­ber 15, in Gorey Li­brary,

The Saoirse Train­ing Cen­tre en­deav­our to pro­vide and de­velop a high qual­ity, dy­namic and in­di­vid­u­alised pro­gramme of train­ing, lead­ing to greater in­de­pen­dence, oc­cu­pa­tional and so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and in­clu­sion for peo­ple with spe­cial needs.

Li­brar­ian Ni­cola McGrath and care as­sis­tant He­len Tobin with mem­bers of the Saoirse Train­ing Cen­tre and their re­cy­cled tea cups at Gorey Li­brary.

Sean Kin­sella’s cup and saucer.

Katie McEvoy with Joe Bren­nan.

Teresa Bar­den with li­brar­ian Ni­cola McGrath.

Sue For­tune and Emma Forde.

Mary O’Reilly and Emily Bel­lotti.

Lucy Cun­ning­ham and He­len Tobin.

Bernie Kennedy and Lau­ren Flynn.

Joanne Doyle.

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