Crescent College Comprehensive SJ in Limerick, Ireland celebrated the conclusion of the Ignatian Year by sharing the work of art that the school has been working on.

Will Fogarty (Left) Chainsaw Sculptor and Brendan Lunn, teacher at Crescent College Comprehensive

The wooded sculpture of St. Ignatius is made out of a tree that stood in the same spot as the work of chainsaw sculptor Will Fogarty from Hospital, County Limerick. The piece is part of a new development of the area at the front of the school which sees the old trees that once stood tall being reimagined as they must be removed for health and safety reasons.

School principal Diarmuid Mullins said that he hopes “this project will acknowledge the cannonball moment at which Ignatius changed the course of his life and also set about dramatic change with the formation of the Jesuits.”

Brendan Lunn, a teacher at Crescent College, commented: “If not for Ignatius’ cannonball moment, we wouldn’t have hundreds of Jesuit schools, universities or organizations that all serve to make the world a greater place.”

“There will be a formal unveiling when the school community returns in late August and I’d like to acknowledge the support of the schools Past Pupils Union in supporting this project. This last sculpture will start a celebration of Crescents 50 years at its site in Dooradoyle,” Mr Mullins added.