Thursday, 31 March 2016

Changing Faces of Ireland Photography Exhibition

Thursday 25th February saw the opening of the Changing Faces of Ireland photography exhibition in Mary Immaculate College as part of the College’s programme of events to commemorate 1916.
Villiers School is delighted to be involved in this exhibition which portrays the vibrancy of school life throughout the decades with photos providing a snapshot in time from the 1930’s all the way to 2016.

 School photographs are a wonderful way to reflect on the changes which occur in society overall. The faces of children along with the activities, clothing and surroundings in each of the photographs in this exhibition tells the story of how Limerick has evolved over time and gives an insight into Limerick of today according to one of  the event organisers, Brighid Golden, DICE Coordinator, MIC.

Opening the exhibition Prof. Michael Healy, Associate Vice President of Research, MIC; thanked the participating schools for their commitment and enthusiasm to the project. We believe that the snapshots provided in the photographs speak to the vibrant history of schools in Limerick; indeed we are delighted to have two of the oldest schools in Limerick included in the exhibition. Presentation Primary was founded in 1837 and Villiers School was founded in 1821. Photographs from these two schools take us on a journey through time as we can explore photographs from the 1930’s all the way to 2016."