Environmental art works in Dromore Woods

Environmental art works in Dromore Woods



Participants of the Embrace for Arts & People with Disabilities Programme visited Dromore Woods to create environmental art works with artist and facilitator, Alan Shoosmith. 

Run by Clare County Arts Office and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Embrace Programme for Arts and People with Disabilities provides opportunities for individuals to engage with a wide range of art forms.

With just three weeks to go until the annual Embrace event at glór, members of the Dulick group have been creating environmental pieces to showcase at the exhibition. Each ephemeral art work is created using elements such as wood, flowers, grass and berries which are gathered on site and also through engaging creatively with the surrounding environment.  The finished works will be photographed before being exhibited in glór.

This year’s Embrace Arts and People with Disabilities exhibition and performance event will be held on 9th May at 1pm.  The event features a visual arts exhibition and live performances and will be followed by  the launch of Brothers of Charity Clare Advocacy Platform’s exciting new Training and Awareness Film, ‘Safeguarding’.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.