The Irish Consulate in New York has launched a St. Patrick’s Day visual arts project open to all children between the ages of six and 16, with a category for special needs children.
The project is designed to further the knowledge and understanding of the story of St. Patrick and the cultural significance he has to Ireland, and why St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world and particularly in the U.S.
With the help of the Irish organizations in the consular area as partners and mentors for participating schools, the consulate feels the project will encourage children to use their imagination and creative flare.
For more information on how children can participate, visit www.consulateofirelandnewyork.org. A family pack is available for download.