5th Class School Tour

On the 22nd of June, Room 21, 22 and 23 went on their school tour to Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum. It was a short drive to Glasnevin.
When we got there we were sorted into 2 groups. Our tour guide was called Niall. We walked around the graveyard and learned lots of interesting things about Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell and many other famous political people. We learned lots about what they did for our country and the people of Ireland.
We also learned about grave robbing and cremating. Niall told us that sometimes you could see the fingers and toes sticking up out of the ground!!! This was years ago and after heavy rainfall!! We learned about a disease called cholera and how it spreads through water.
We then got to look around the museum which had lots of fun and interesting things to look at.
After Glasnevin we went to the Millennium Park where we had our lunches. We then had a great time in the playground. We had so much to play with here. We played basketball and soccer on the all-weather pitches. We could also play with skipping ropes which I really enjoyed. The teachers and children all had fun on the swings and even the zip line….it was sooooo funny!!
We all had a fantastic and fun day!

by Danielle Power (Room 21)


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