Still Time To Vote For Tralee’s Junk Kouture Entrants

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Edel Campion, Zainab Lawall and Niamh Rahilly with their creation, C.D.ramatic.

WHILE earlier this week we told you about Mercy Mounthawk’s entry in the Regional finals of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition (click here), there are three other entries from Tralee schools vying to win.

Over in Presentation Secondary School, Edel Campion, Zainab Lawall and Niamh Rahilly created a design where the girls recycled old CDs and tea light holders to create a light-reflecting outfit.

With the support of Home Economics teacher Ms. Kingston and Art teacher Mr. O’Sullivan, the girls used over 100 donated CDs from students and staff which they cut into tiny pieces and attached to a recycled grey skirt with a hot glue gun and tweezers to create a light-reflecting mosaic pattern.

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The tea light holders were used to create the shoes. A train and head piece was made using chicken wire and more CD pieces.

It has taken the girls over five months to create the outfit which they displayed with pride to the students at Pres Tralee at lunchtime on Tuesday.

There were initially three groups from TY in Pres Tralee representing the school. Two other entrants which didn’t make it were ‘Aqua Pure’ from Eve Duffy, Sheana Allman Moriarty, where the girls recycled labels and covers from plastic water bottles collected in school to form a colourful costume and ‘Painting outside the lines’ from Olivia Nix, Amy O’Sullivan and Natasha Tobin which saw the girls using plastic paint buckets cut into petal shapes to form the skirt of this dramatic dress.

One of the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí entries, ‘Fear Leighis Na Mara Plaisteach’.


Meanwhile over in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, there are two very imaginative entries.

‘Fear Leighis Na Mara Plaisteach’ from Lennox Beaujouan, Peadar Toibin and Seán Ó Loingsighand and ‘Conversation Piece’ by Grace Tobin, Ellen Wallace and Imogen O’Connor are two stunning pieces where the students put in an incredible amount of effort and it shows.

‘Conversation Piece’ is an aptly named entry from Gaelcholáiste students.

All three finalists are now looking for your vote so you’ll have to head over to this link and vote You’ll have to hurry though as the voting ends at midnight on Friday.



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