Galway City Council Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

GalwayCityCouncilVirtualStPatricksDayParade

Here’s the virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade as drawn by the children of Galway, and animated by Earthbound Films. This event was organished by Ruairí Lehmann, Tourism Officer in Galway City Council, in collaboration with the Galway Cartoon Festival. A great initiative from the Galway City Council in encouraging artistic creativity among the next generation … Read more

Traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Badges

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Another piece I did for the Galway City Museum for this year’s online St. Patrick’s Day in Galway. These are traditional Saint Patrick’s Day crosses that Irish children used to make themselves in the run up to Saint Patrick’s Day. These illustrations are based on a couple of badges that are in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland. Over on the Galway City Museum’s website there are instructions on how to make your own traditional St. Patrick’s Day crosses!
These illustrations also appeared in Galway City Council’s special pull-out St. Patrick’s Day supplement in the current issue of the Galway Advertiser. You can also find Galway City Museum’s colouring in page of Saint Patrick banishing the snake and the Galway Cartoon Festival’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade colouring in/activity page, both drawn by me. No parades this year so get the kids to make their own!

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St. Patrick’s Day Colouring Activity Page

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I’ve been working from some really cool briefs recently and one of them was this joint project between the Galway Cartoon Festival (of which I’m the artistic director) and Galway City Council. This St. Patrick’s Day colouring page/activity page is published in this week’s Galway Advertiser as part of a special pull-out supplement for St. Patrick’s Day. It was a nice opportunity to promote the Galway Cartoon Festival and many thanks to Ruairí Lehmann in the tourism office of Galway City Council for being so supportive and collaborative. You can pick up a free copy of the Galway Advertiser in any newsagent.
Ruairí was also behind the virtual St. Patrick’s Parade I designed the poster for (and another great plug for Galway Cartoon Festival!). There’s been some really cool entries for this and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the 17th March! I know a lot of kids have gotten extremely creative during the ongoing lockdowns and this is a great outlet for their burgeoning talents. The deadline for entries has now passed but children can still take part by drawing their own parades in the above colouring/activity page!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION OF THIS BLACK AND WHITE ST. PATRICK’S DAY COLOURING IN PAGE.

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