The task of sorting and counting the coins came next. This took a good deal of patience and required teamwork. After counting and sorting all of the coins, we worked with local artist Shaunie Cassidy. We discussed using an outline of the map of Ireland for our mural. We then decided to use all the gold and silver coins. We used the copper coins to form a border along the edge of the country. Then the 6th class painted a patchwork design around the map of Ireland to finish off the project. The finishing touches involved varnishing the mural. A huge word of thanks to Shaunie Cassidy and Peter and Martha McKiernan for their time and effort in producing this great piece of art. Have a look at the finished product!