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Pomeroy shines bright this Winter

Pomeroy played host to a Window Wanderland art display during December and early January.

During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown periods our homes have become important cultural spaces. Over the last year we have seen windows and doorways used repeatedly as sites of creativity and communication. 

We have seen windows filled with rainbows, words of hope and encouragement and displays celebrating the NHS. Window Wanderland was an event that all could participate in by creating art within their own houses and communities to be seen from the outside, creating a fun temporary after-dark display. The theme for the recent Pomeroy displays was Light. 

The Window Wanderland initiative was supported by the Connecting Pomeroy project, funded through the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), and led by Mid Ulster District Council.

Due to Covid -19 restrictions judging took place using photographs submitted and the winners were as follows: - Category 1 – Business, Organisations, Community groups and schools: 1st Place - Winnie's Winter Wonderland created by St Mary’s Primary School. 2nd Place - All dressed up and nowhere to glow by Nuala McCaffrey Dress Design, and 3rd Place - Winter Window created by The Resource Centre 

In Category 2 for Household and Family group displays, 1st Place - The Light of the World created by Geraldine McDonald,  2nd Place - Windows of the North produced by Deirdre McDonald and third place - Liene Luse for A Sprinkle of Magic.

Principal of St Mary’s Primary School, Damian Eannetta commented "In the words of Winnie the Pooh 'A grand about to begin' The creativity of those within the school community has shone out and special thanks to Eddie Laird our artist and Mrs Devlin for the application and all staff and pupils of St Mary's Primary School Pomeroy who all had a part to play in this winning entry."

The Connecting Pomeroy project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Delivery of the initiative is being spearheaded by a community partnership and co-ordinated by Mid Ulster District Council. Match-funding has been provided by the Department for Communities, Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

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