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Sculpture Trail plan to honour local nuns

A SCULPTURE to pay tribute to the work of nuns in Ennis throughout the years has been commissioned by the Ennis Sculpture Trail Initiative.Committee member Donal Griffin confirmed that they had been looking for some time at a way to pay tribute in an appropriate way to the contributions all orders of nuns had made.“They have had a huge role to play in Ennis in terms of education, care of people in the community, and for the love they have shown to so many over the years,” he said.The sculpture is currently being design by artist Barry Wrafter, who is well known for his involvement in other artistic works around the county. Mr Griffin said that the sculpture would be in the form of a nun with a number of children around her. “It will be very tasteful and will be in marble. It will be located in the archway beside the Friary,” he added.The Sculpture Trail hopes that the …

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Students tackle teenage depression

TRANSITION-year students at Coláiste Muire are taking the issue of adolescent depression into their own hands by coming up with coping and support strategies to combat the problem.The transition-year group opted to tackle the emotional issue of adolescent depression under the Young Social Innovators Programme, which transition-year students throughout the country participate in. “We hope to raise awareness throughout the school community and the wider local community about the issue of adolescent depression and importance of mental health for the youth. We are also aiming to support and help teenagers suffering from depression, in simple and accessible way,” Sinéad Collins, transition-year student at Coláiste Muire explained.The group identified adolescent depression as a serious concern across Ennis.“We also want to do what we can to help anyone suffering from depression by doing different things that show young people that they do not have to deal with their problems alone,” Amy Comerford added.The project began shortly after Christmas and will continue until …

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