The dearly departed, and sorely missed, Mr. Bolger was known for his collection of shoes. (Have no fear: he has only departed to Naas, which is a strange place, indeed, but not quite the great beyond!) Anyways, Mr. Bolger’s footwear collection included an incredible array of runners, trainers and outright sneakers, and many a rainy day on the sporting pitches of St. Conleth’s did we gnash our teeth in jealousy of Mr. Bolger’s Gore-Tex wrapped little hoofs. And though Mr. Bolger is now prancing around the Curragh, another member of staff has ‘stepped up’ to take the ‘Imelda Marcos’ crown. She shall remain nameless, but clearly Ms. Halpin’s latest artistic tour-de-force was inspired by her colleague! First, the students ‘borrowed’ an incredible range of footwear from their homes, from sturdy Clark’s to confectionery Jimmy Choo’s. Then, the haul was assembled into a stately pile in the middle of the art room. Finally, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year art students were encouraged to create some interpretive drawings of this idol of mammon. And the results speak for themselves! But just in case you have your sound turned off, ‘creative, original, endearing and stunning’ immediately come to mind!