The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) enlisted the help of the Irish Minister
of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Hanafin and local school children to seal a
time capsule on the venue’s grounds.
Earlier this year, The CCD
reached out to local schools in the Docklands and East Wall area of Dublin and invited them to
participate in the Time Capsule project. The theme was based on life in the
Docklands/Dublin in 2010 and submissions included stories, photos, drawings and
The final contents added to
the Time Capsule 25 November included a photo of the group attending the event
(pictured), the Irish Times
newspaper and a special note from Minister Hanafin. Apart from the
school submissions, The CCD PR department did not miss a trick and also included
some marketing materials.
The time capsule will be
sealed for 25 years to mark the term of the PPP contract between The Convention Centre Dublin and the Office of Public Works/Irish Government.
The participating schools
were Marino College, Ringsend Technical Institute, Star of the Sea Boys
National School, St Brigid’s Primary School, St Laurence
O’Toole Junior Boys School, St Mary’s Boys National
School, St Patrick’s Boys National
School and St Patrick’s Girls National School.