'Uisce' - Irish for Water


A Patch work Quilt made by Irish Aid Development Education Sewing Class

In the Red Couch Space from 7 December - 4 January

Official opening 7 December at 8 pm


The course was delivered by Clare Adult Basic Education Service, Adult and Community Education Service, Clare VEC with funding made available by Irish Aid. It took place in CABES classroom, LibraryBuilding, Ennistymon.


The sewing class participants wanted to reflect the importance of water in the lives of the people of Pemba Island, Tanzaniaand in Ennistymon, Co.Clare. At the heart of the classes was a focus on ethical choices that make the world a fairer place to live in.


Pat and Neilus O’Doherty and others who have volunteered to work on PembaIsland with the local people were the inspiration to learn more about the lives of the people who live there. The talks and updates given to the group by Pat inspired the group further to make their designs. Every square represents something different.


The Patchwork Quilt is called ‘Uisce’ the Irish word for water.


The designers: Nicola Barnes (tutor), Mary Brosnan, Julie Carr, Marilynn De La Mair, Sheila Edwards, Melissa Gamble-Harhen, Una Haugh, Jacqui Freda Hersey and Deirdre Riffel.