Where it all began

Tufty & Téamh are the protagonists of two independent picture books produced by the talented first year art students of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, a post-primary school based in Limerick city.

These books are a result of a NAPD supported Creative Engagement project, which facilitates a local artist or designer coming into the classroom to share their expertise with students and create artwork together.

Art Teacher Fionnuala Ní Choigligh invited local Graphic Designer Michael O’Connor to collaborate with first year students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Together with student teacher Fiona Burke, LSAD they embarked on an exciting journey to design and create two children’s books for 5–10 year olds.

A big round of applause to the art students on their fantastic work to bring this beautiful book to fruition. Both individually and as a team they have produced something truly special. They have embodied the spirit of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh — ag forbairt le chéile.

The Cobbler Knows Best – First Year Art Students:

Lauren Doran 
Noinín Feeney 
Emma FitzPatrick
Kate Hanafin 
Rebecca Kieran 
Ali Mullane 
Maria Mullen 
Fionn O’Doherty 

Orla O’Flanagan 
Ryan O’Halloran 
Abbie Quinlivan 
Emma Ryan 
Josette Shanahan 
Sophia Stentone
Maya Waters
Emma O’Donoghue

Tufty’s Big Splash – First Year Art Students:

Heather Clancy 
Lauren Colbert 
Elise Connors 
Carly Curran O’Donoghue 
Caitlin Mulcahy 
Alannah Nic Gabhann 

Fraoch Ní Mhaonaigh 
Ava O’Sullivan Riordan 
Sophie Power 
Abigail Ross 
Daniel Servis 
Skye Smith

Supporting local

We would like to take this time to thank you for supporting Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh and our charity partners on this project – the Limerick City Branch of the Irish Red Cross and Limerick Marine Search & Rescue.

The profits from book sales will be split to support the ongoing work of the Art Department of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh and our charity partners. Both the Irish Red Cross and Limerick Marine Search & Rescue are local community-funded charities that provide amazing voluntary services to the Limerick community.

For more information on the work of the Irish Red Cross please visit their website here and for more information about Limerick Marine Search & Rescue please click here.