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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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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!

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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Our Trip to Sligo Education Centre

On Friday October 8th, we went on a bus to Sligo Education Centre to show work on our iPod Touches. There were lots of principals from schools around Sligo there. Mary, who gave us the iPod Touches, was there as well. Fiona’s mum was there and Caoimhe O’s dad was there and Mrs. Clarke, our principal, was there. We were there for an hour.
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Puppet Show

  We went on the bus into town to go to the library. We saw a puppet show at the library. They were very funny. The characters in the show were Lauren, Jack, the Mayor, the Princess, the Wizard, the Pirate, the Big Bad Wolf and Bookie Wookie. The show was about reading. Jack went to the library to get a book for his
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