On our tour of Leinster house we saw an original framed copy of the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It was read out at the GPO by Pádraig Pearse and posted up around Dublin. This copy was presented to the Nation by a former President of Ireland, Seán T Ó Ceallaigh. During Easter Week 1916 he was one of the volunteers who undertook to paste up the proclamation in public areas. This copy was preserved by his mother amongst her papers.
Leinster house: For our school tour we went to Leinster House. We saw lots of politicians talking about mortgages and bills. There were lots of portraits of past Taoisigh hanging on the walls. A man gave us a tour and it was really interesting. It is really big and nice.
The national history museum: Next we went to the National History Museum. It had lots of interesting things from the past. There was a room where you could watch a film about history. They had old Celtic tools, clothes and dishes. There was a room with lots of dead bodies in it. There was also a room with Ancient Egyption treasures.
The Natural History Museum: Afterwards we went to the natural history museum. It was full of animals. There were hedgehogs, giraffes,zebras,rhinos,elephants,whales, Kangaroos,bugs,octopus,fish and SO much more! It was really interesting to be able to see all of the animals up close.
Aislinn & Tara
Our Trip to the Rediscovery Centre
On the 10th of May 2012, our class visited the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. We were welcomed in by Tara and Emma, who gave us an insight into what the centre does and how much gas and electricity we use. They spoke to us about the numerous ways we can save electricity, like switching to CFL bulbs or measuring the amount of water we put into our kettles.
The first activity we participated in was measuring the heat with and without greenhouse gases. A cup full of soil represented the earth. There were 2 cups of soil, one covered in clingfilm (green house gas) and one without clingfilm. They were put under lamps simulating the sun and we tested the temperature. The one with greenhouse gas (clingfilm) was hotter.
After that we tested how much energy is used by kettles, we made water wheels and solar ovens. We ate lunch and when we got back we played energy themed snakes and ladders where we had to answer questions to move forward. When that was finished we went upstairs to make circuits. It was really exciting to see how they worked.
The trip was amazing; we learned loads while still having fun. The Rediscovery Centre does amazing work and I’d love to return there someday.
By Eibhlin Sixth class.
On Friday 20th all the sixth classes went to Dublin for the day .We went to the museum(natioal
history museum) and the Dail . Frist we went to the museum we saw Vikings , Bog
Bodies , Egyptian remains/burial places, weapons , Normans, medieval times and
gold like the Ardagh Chalice and Derrynaflan Chalice ).
After we went to the dail there was a debate on then we were there . Then we went to
the Seanad Eirean. It used to be a ball room the chandelier was very nice . Then we look
at the picture of countess Constance Markievicz. The girl said that she was the first women elwted to the dail in 1918. Next we looked at the flag the was given to us . Last we when to the
St. Stephen’s Green where we had our lunch. We feed the ducks, then we went home . It was a
great day I liked it.
By Shauna Healy
On Friday 20th April we went on a school trip. We went into Dublin to see the National History Museum.We went with Ms Leonard’s class into the National History Museum. We all split up into fours. The first place we went was to the Bog Bodies first they were not my cup of tea. You could see their skin and all that. My favorite thing was the Egyptians because the were all under the floor in glass it was really good that’s what we did in the National History Museum we did more but I can’t remember – my bad !!
After we came out of the National History Museum. The first thing we did when we came out was the Dail. Which was beside the Museum first we went to see the Politicians in the Dail chamber. They were saying vote Yes and vote No. I don’t really understand all that stuff because I am a child I don’t know all that vote Yes and vote No. After that we saw some paintings of the past Taoisighs. Then we went were shown around the Dail. I found it really interesting, all of it .My favorite place in the Dail was the Seanad Eirean because the room was so graceful on the ceiling. We got to go into it and sit down and have a look around it. Then we went to Stephen’s Green for our lunch, it was funny because the birds were following us becausee we had food! All the girls were screaming and the boys were laughing at us!
So that’s it really, I hope you enjoyed my story of the school tour
By Jessie McGann !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the 20th of April 2012 we went to the National Museum and the Dail.In the Museum we saw lots of artefacts like the Vikings and Bog Bodies and the Ardagh Chalice and the DerrynaFlan Chalice and weapons. Then we saw the Eygptian artefacts.
Then we went into the Dail and went into the gallary above the chamber to watch some people talk. Then we went outside of the room and this girl was talking about the Dail and what the Dail is about.
After that we went into the Seaned The Seaned was used as a ballroom ages ago. After we went out of the Seaned we saw a map of Ireland.
After the Dail we went to St.Stephens Green to have our lunch. There were lots of birds there because we were beside a lake.
It was really fun!!!
On Friday 20th of April all four 6th classes went on a bus into Dublin. We went to the National History Museum. In the museum we saw the remains of Viking and Norman bodies. We also saw weapons and what they wore. One of the most important things was the Ardagh Chalice. We also saw the the Derrynaflan Chalice and they are both very ancient. Then we had a little snack and went to the Dáil
When we got to the Dáil we went up to where the Government sits and they talked ab out the referendum. Then after a while we got a tour around the Seanad and the Dáil. It was very interesting. Then we went back to school.
I had a good day!
First we went to the National History Museum, we saw Vikings, Bog Bodies, Egyptians, weapons and Normans in the museum.
After a while we went to the Dáil or Parliament where the Government is. The house is called Leinster House (a mansion). We saw pictures of the Ceann Chomhairle and Cathaoirleach of the Dáil and Seanad.
A few moments later we went to St. Stephen’s Green for our lunch. I gave some birds a bit of my lunch! Later we went home.
On Friday 20th April our class went to the National History Museum and Leinster House.
We went from school to Dublin by bus. When we reached Dublin, we walked to the museum. there we saw, ancient weapons and clothes, Roman coins and artifacts and the Vikings and Normans. We also saw Bog Bodies, which are thousands of years old! We saw the Tara Brooch, which was found in Bettystown and the Ardagh and Derrynaflann Chalices.
After the museum, we walked to Leinster House.
We went to the Dáil chamber first, where members were debating about a referendum. We were sitting in the gallery.
After that, we went outside the Dáil into a room with portraits of past Taoiseachs, where we met our tour guide. She showed us a portrait of Countess Markievicz outside the Seanad. The Seanad is like the Dáil but only specific people can vote to elect members. When we were leaving, we saw the Proclamation of Independence. Only about 30 of the 2,500 copies printed survived. One sonld the day before for €700,000.
From Leinster House we went to St. Stephen’s Green to eat our lunch.
On Friday, the the sixth classes went to the Dáil and the National History Museum. In the National History Museum we saw lots of artefacts and remains and burial places of bodies from the bog. We saw tombs from Ancient Egypt.
In the Dáil we went to the chamber where the TD’s argue and debate. After, we went to the Seanad and we saw a picture of Countess Markievciz.
Afterwards we went to St. Stephen’s Green to eat our lunch and they boys started throwing bread at the seagulls. It was a great day!