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Famine Graveyard

Before Hallowe’en, we went on a trip to a Famine Graveyard after swimming. We went there because we are reading the novel “Under the Hawthorn Tree” in class. The book is set during the Great Irish Famine 1845 – 1849. The main gate was locked so we had to use the entrance through St. John’s Hospital. The main gate was designed by an artist
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Our School Tour

We went to Parkes Castle,  The Holy Well, Dooney Rock and Lough Gill on our school tour.  We went on a boat ride on Lough Gill.


2nd, 3rd & 4th Class Tour 2011

2nd, 3rd and 4th class went on their school tour last Wednesday. we visited Parkes Castle, took a boat trip on Lough Gill, went for a forest walk in Dooney Wood and paid a visit to Tobernalt Holy Well. Here are some pictures taken before the batteries in the camera ran out!


6th Class in Delphi – Day 1

Delphi day 1!! On day 1 we arrived at the school at 9:20 to get on the bus. Before we got on the bus a lot of people were taking pictures. We had a 2 and a half hour bus ride to get to Delphi, everyone was very excited. When we arrived Maura was waiting for us she brought us to the conservatory where
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6th Class in Delphi – Day 2

The next morning we did kayaking. We did kayaking for two and a half hours. We played fun kayaking games. We played cops ‘n’ robbers game like ‘Sharks and Minnows’. We did pier jumping and played on our kayaks. Afterwards we did team building. Some games were confusing! The first one was called ‘Spiders Web’. It was ropes all tied together which we had
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6th Class in Delphi – Day 3

Delphi Day 3   The Great Adventure We woke up and took everything out of the room and put them in the sports hall. Next we had breakfast we had cereal, tea and toast. Soon we headed for the zip wire .We climbed up a ladder joining to a pole. On top of the pole there was a wobbly platform and a very nice
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Our visit to Breeogue Pottery

Last Thursday we went on a bus to visit Breeogue Pottery. It is very close to our school. Grainne showed us around her studio. We saw the two kilns that Grainne used for our sculptures and pots. Grainne made a bowl and a vase while we were there. It was fascinating to watch Grainne make these items from clay! Grainne then showed us how to glaze
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First and Second Class in Carrowmore


Our Visit to Carrowmore Tombs!

  Yesterday we went to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. An archaeologist called Gretta showed us around. Our favourite part was when we went into a tomb. We did rubbings on the tombs. Colm, Cliodhna & Ríon   The largest tomb we visited in Carrowmore is called Listoghil.  It is covered by a huge 4 metre cairn like the cairn that is on the top of
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iPod Workshop in Portlaoise

Next Saturday week, 3rd class are going on a minibus to Portlaoise to give a workshop about using the iPods in the classroom. It will take three hours to get there and three hours to get back. Mrs. Clarke, our principal, and Mrs. O’ Rourke, our deputy principal, will be coming to the conference with us. We will stop for a snack on the
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