Elphin’s Junk Kouture double!


Elphin Community College qualified last Wednesday (7th) for the National Finals of Junk Kouture Ireland, which will be held in the 3 Arena, Dublin on April 19th. It is the second time the school has taken part in this event to reach national qualification. 

  Indeed, only 18 costumes were selected to represent the West of Ireland from a total of 82. The talented Transition Year teams of Emily Keane, Ellen Tiernan and Jack Murphy (Banrion Chonnacht) and Grace Kielty, Rachel Muldowney and Alan Costello (Headspace) will present two of those costumes next month.

  In what has been a huge school effort, Principal Ann Maria Egan, Elphin Community College staff, students and parents deserve huge credit for their patience, goodwill and support over the last few months.

  The Transition Year designers receieved fantastic support from the fifty students who travelled to support them at the Helix in Dublin and both models agreed that it “made a huge difference” in giving them confidence and helping with any nerves on the night.

  Art teacher, Susan Prendergast, said school staff were “immensely proud of the students and look forward to the final in Dublin with great honour and pride”.