School's crest reflects village's history

February 7th, 2019 11:52 AM

By Southern Star Team

Pupils from Lisavaird National School, from left: Ethel Hayes, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Aislinn Santry, displaying the new school crest, featuring a torch, a quill and the croppy pike. (Photo: Paddy Feen)

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LISAVAIRD National School have launched their school crest, which references the history of the village.

Designed  by local graphic designer Barry O’ Mahony of Dogfish Design, it incorporates the school’s motto Fís, Fás agus Forbairt (vision, growth and development), as well as the torch of knowledge, the quill and the croppy pike.

Principal Kieran O’Donovan explained that the torch represents knowledge, innovation and creativity. 

‘The croppy pike represents those used at the Battle of the Big Cross in 1798, many of which were forged at Santry’s Forge in Lisavaird. 

‘The quill is a symbol of literacy, storytelling and scholarly pursuits, as well as the quill of the famous bard, after whom the village is named.’

He added: ‘We are delighted with the finished product and extremely grateful to Barry for the research he did, as well as the quality of design that he produced. It’s a busy time for the school whose pupils are preparing to take part in the RDS Science Blast exhibition in Limerick. 

Kieran added: ‘We are also working towards our Active Schools flag, Green Flag for Energy and Award for science and maths excellence, as well as preparing for local and national sports competitions such as Sciath na Scol, FAI Soccer Blitz and Cork City Sports.’

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