Kinsale Lions Club donates 3D printers to assist school making face shields for HSE staff

Kinsale Lions Club donates 3D printers to assist school making face shields for HSE staff
Deliver of 3D printers to Kinsale Community School today. Pictured: Principal of Kinsale Community School, Fergal McCarthy with Cork Footballer and teacher Tomas Clancy. Picture: Garda Facebook Page

Two innovative students at the school hit the headlines last week after they approached their Principal, Fergal McCarthy, to ask permission to use the school's 3D printers to manufacture face shields for healthcare staff.

Fifth-year student Oisin Coyle and Transition year pupil Shane Collins are at the helm of this project and have been working tirelessly to produce the much-needed face shields.

Their efforts have now been supported by Kinsale Lions Club, who have generously donated 11 3D printers so that production of the vital equipment can be up-scaled.

Students Shane and Dylan Collins and Oisin Coyle hard at work. Picture: Garda Facebook Page
Students Shane and Dylan Collins and Oisin Coyle hard at work. Picture: Garda Facebook Page

The additional 3D printers were delivered to the school today by Garda Frances Murphy and Sgt James O'Donovan.

On Facebook, Gardaí lauded the students for their incredible efforts.

"The 3D printers were purchased by Kinsale Lions Club so that the development and production of face guards at the school can be increased. 

"Since the 30th of March over 1,000 face guards have been produced and are ready for distribution to health care workers. 

"Students Oisin Coyle, Shane and Dylan Collins are in their school every day with their teachers ensuring that all orders are met.

"Fair play to all involved for showing great community spirit during this challenging time," they said.

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