Our Erasmus Club are working very hard on the International Project. We have teamed up with four other European schools to explore the UNESCO sites of Lithuania, Sicily, Poland and the Czech Republic.
And we are so lucky to have a magnificent UNESCO site on our doorstep! Ancient burial site of the Neolithic people, Brú na Boinne is at the heart of Ireland`s Ancient East and deeply important to the generations of people who lived along the bend of the Boyne right up to the present day.
Our Third Classes are still full of tales of their recent trip to Newgrange. Accompanied by their teachers, Mrs Lohan, Mr Lynch and Mr Martin, and by our Erasmus Club, they had done a lot of preparation for the trip. They had learnt all about the the construction of the ancient burial site. They know how Wicklow quartz had been brought along the east coast and upriver to the site. And marvel at the methods used to haul boulders from Clogherhead to become a vital part of the tomb's construction.
Met by guides at the Visitor Centre, they were excited to see the reconstructed interior of the monument within the centre. But the biggest thrill of the day was to arrive at the tomb itself, to stand inside the darkened 5,000 year old tomb and watch the first beams of light illuminating the ancient stone carvings, just as the sunlight does at Solstice.
Newgrange Visitor Centre is open all year around and is a terrific place for family outings. We are so lucky to have it on our doorstep!