Local History Trip
One Friday the classes from 2nd to 6th went on a local history trip to the Mausoleum, Kilmacduagh and Coole Park. Ms O’ Doherty’s father Tom O’ Doherty gave us lots of information about our destinations. Our first stop was the Mausoleum in Ardrahan and we went inside it. We learned that the man who owned most of the land including the Mausoleum was called John Charles Robert Bingham.
After the Mausoleum we went to Kilmacduagh. At Kilmacduagh the students were allowed to walk around. We saw the round tower which reaches a height of over 34m. We also saw St. Colman’s grave. After Kilmacduagh we travelled to Coole Park.
At Coole Park we walked to the autograph tree is and to where Lady Gregory’s house was. After our time in Coole Park we returned to school. It was a great day and we learnt many interesting facts about our local history.
By Liam, 6th Class