4th Class went on a trip to Lissadell House on Thursday the 2nd of May. After learning about its inhabitants since the 19th Century they were very excited to see the famous home.
Here are some of the things the children remembered from the tour.
I learned that Robert was 9 when he inherited his money-Ryan
And that he was only allowed to spend his money when he was 21-Sienna
Robert didn’t want to spend his money on decoration and that is why it is so plain and grey- Eva
I learned that Robert had 2 other houses before he built Lissadell-Oisín D
I found out that Robert knocked down the house that his first wife lived in because it made him sad after she died- Michéal
I learned that Henry inherited the house after Robert as he was the only son-Kate F
I learned that Henry was kind to his servants-Zav
The women used to sit on the left side of the carriage so that when the horse pulled up to the house they would be on the correct side to enter the house without having to walk around the horse. -Jay
In one the room’s you could see a lot of the plaster has come off the walls-Jack
Constance wrote her name on a window with her diamond ring, and you can still see it there today-Kate G
W.B. Yeats wrote a poem about Lissadell House -Haydn
The head chef and the butler are the most important work people in the house-Carrie
I learned that Constance was an excellent painter-Oscar
There are 77 rooms and 48 fireplaces-Iman
Henry said that he shot the bear but really it was the butler- Patrick
Constance was involved in the 1916 Rising- Jack
The entertainment room was an oval shape so that the music had a great effect, There was a balcony in that room so that Robert could look down on all his visitors and that they would look up at him-Lily
I found out that there were double doors infront of each other so that servants couldn’t listen to what the gentry were talking about-Aron M
In Lissadell there is a small room in the entertainemnt room so that if someone didnt want to llisten to the music they could go in there-Carrie
One thing I did not know was that the head gardener had the biggest house because he was in charge of the other gardeners-Tadhg
Here are some photos from our visit-
The children are now working on projects to document all the new information they learned after their trip.