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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.

Trip to Fethard

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 Tour

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 !


County Museum Trip

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class visited Clonmel Museum this week to view their 1916 exhibition.  They tried on various clothes and uniforms from the time.  They also listened to a guest speaker who interacted with the pupils.  They really enjoyed the day.1916 Rising Exhibition

1916 Exhibition Clothes

Clonmel Museum

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class will visit Clonmel Museum on Monday the 16th of May to view the Easter 1916 exhibition.

Carrick Library

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class attended Carrick Library’s 1916 exhibition this week.  They are now working on a project run by Carrick Library on a possible rising that could have taken place in the town.  As part of the project they need to identify key sites to takeover, write a Proclamation for Carrick and compose a suitable poem.

Carrick Library 1916


Proclamation Day

Busy day here as Ballyneale School along with all schools in Ireland, marked Proclamation Day.

At noon, pupils, staff, parents, grandparents and members of the community raised the flag of Ireland and sang Amhrán na bhFiann.

Afterwards all pupils along with Jane’s Montessori released green, white and orange balloons thanks to the Parents Association.

This was followed with poetry and song and the reading of New Proclamations for Ireland composed by Infants to 6th Class.

A short drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon and based on the events leading up to the signing of the 1916 Proclamation then took place.

It was a very special and memorable day here in Ballyneale School.