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The work of the Ennis NS Crafty Crew on display at the Ennis Shopping Centre

Crafty Crew’s Christmas cheer


WOOL might be more closely associated with Christmas jumpers at this time of year, but one Ennis school has used their knitting skills to create a very special addition to the festive season.
Ennis National School’s ‘Crafty Crew’ have created a community Christmas tree with the help of parents, grandparents and others. The tree is now standing proudly in the window of Insomnia in the Ennis Shopping Centre on Francis Street for all to see.
The tree and accompanying festive display is made of hundreds of squares of knitting. Earlier this year the school put out a call to the public to donate squares of knitting which have joined the patches created by the students.
Teacher Ciara Harding tells us they were delighted with the response, and the students were thrilled to see their tree put on display.
“Over the past three years we have combined our work at school with squares from parents, grandparents and friends of Ennis National School to create a community Christmas tree.  In 2019 our completed project was displayed in St Columbas Church and last year Insomnia in Tescos shopping centre were kind enough to allow us to place our display in their window. This year again the tree has been installed at Insomnia and we are so grateful for the support we have received.” She is hopeful that the display will help bring some Christmas cheer to shoppers this year.
The Craft Crew club is run on donations of wool and knitting needles in order to enable any child from third to sixth class to be access the opportunity to learn how to knit.

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