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Congratulations to Luke Broxson whose article on the history of Ballyneale National School has been included in a book, “Heritage and History of our Schools”. This was part of a Write a Book project ran by the Waterford Teachers Centre.
The book will be launched in the Woodlands Hotel in Waterford City next Tuesday the 20th June at 6.30pm. It will be launched by John Burke and his daugther Cathy, authors of the highly successful books Irelandopaedia and Historopaedia.
Luke will be presented with a copy of the book and a framed certificate.
On Friday the 9th December Carrick-on-Suir Library celebrated their final 1916 centenary event. We’ve had a very busy year marking this special occasion and we were delighted to take part and contribute to a full programme of events in the Local Library.
The students and teachers of Ballyneale, CBS Greenschool, Gaelscoil Carraig na Suire, Newtown Upper and Presentation Primary worked very hard writing letters and selecting the item for the time capsule and preparing a party piece for today’s event. Over 130 students took part in total.
The boys from CBS Green School sang two songs, Dying Rebel and Kevin Barry, accompanied by the accordian. Presentation girls sang Grace and were joined by our singers and guitarists (thank you Jane) for the final two verses. We also performed a 1916 drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon. While the Gaelscoil finished the festivities very fittingly with Amhran na Bhfiann.
The entire event was a huge success here are some photos of the occasion.
A number of children have been invited to take part in the Library’s final 1916 commemoration event of the year this Friday December 9th at 11.00 a.m.
They have been busy writing “A letter to my Future Self” which will be part of the documents and objects placed in the time capsule which will be then sealed for 50 years. The capsule will be mounted on a wall in the library for all to see in the near future.
Pupils from third to sixth very much enjoyed the visits to both Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin cemetery. This tour took place on Friday November 11th. Even though it was an early start in the morning with a long round trip, spirits remained high all day.
We first went to Kilmainham Gaol where we were given a tour of the prison cells and courtyards. Afterwards we were allowed to roam the museum upstairs in Kilmainham Gaol and examine all the artefacts on show from 1916.
Next on the agenda was a trip to Glasnevin Cemetery, where again we were escorted around and shown the graves of great leaders from the past.
Here are some pictures from our eventful day.
We are very much looking forward to our 1916 history tour, where pupils from third to sixth will visit both Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin cemetery. This tour will take place on Friday November 11th, we will be leaving the school at 8am sharp.
Information leaflets have been sent home.
Our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Classes had a tour of Fethard with Terry Cunningham on Monday September 26th. They visited the different sites, learned about how people lived in a medieval town. We were so fortunate that the weather was good on the day, and we would like to thank Terry Cunningham for stimulating such interest in the children as they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here are some pictures of the day:
Back to the walls tours together with the heritage council scheme are providing a tour of Fethard medieval town with Terry Cunningham this Monday September 26th at 11am. Class groups 3rd to 6th will be availing of this opportunity.
Fethard is a ’living museum’. You have a complete Norman Walled Town , still set in the countryside with a number of its original features still in use.
So a complete history lesson of the medieval period is laid out in front of the students. They can see the real thing ,still in place and in use after 800 years !