Limerick, Ireland

Thomond Primary School Gardening Club in collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree

Snaky River Forest, 2023

A permanent micro-forest and biodiversity haven, planted on the grounds of Thomond Primary School, Limerick. The design of the so-called Snaky River Forest was developed by the school’s gardening club, in collaboration with the artist Deirdre O’Mahony and Hometree, a charity dedicated to establishing and conserving permanent native Irish woodland. Thomond Primary School Gardening Club also contributed a collage that maps the Snakey River Forest, which was presented at Ormston House.

School Gardening Club was established at the Thomond Primary School in Limerick (IE), around the Snakey River Forest project. 

Deirdre O’Mahony is a visual artist and researcher, based in Cork (IE). O’Mahony has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including Kunstverein Aughrim, Wicklow (IE), Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (IE) and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (IE).

Hometree is an organisation, establishing and conserving permanent native woodland in Ireland, based in Clare (IE).


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