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History Trip

Children from third to sixth class travelled to Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage with Ms Whelan and Mr McHale last Thursday.  

They enjoyed the Medieval Castle with its battlements and dungeons.  They saw all the rooms in the Swiss Cottage with the printed wallpaper and different shaped windows.
They admired the autumn colours on the walk between Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage.  They collected leaves and conkers.
Fifth and sixth class saw an otter while third and fourth saw a grey squirrel.
They enjoyed their day.

County Museum

1st and 2nd class enjoyed a trip to Clonmel today as the Tipperary county museum in connection with the Clonmel Show showcased farming life and crafts.

They saw sheep being sheared, new calves, ponies, a blacksmith making horseshoes, a bee hive and alpacas.  They also saw a demonstration of weaving straw and rushes into St. Bridget’s crosses and the spinning of wool.

They had a great day.

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Write a Book Project

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.

 

Carrick-on-Suir Library: Time Capsule 2016 – 2066

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.

 

Library Time Capsule

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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.

1916 School Tour

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.

 

History Tour

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.