Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Beo Project for Heritage Week at Ballinasloe Library

Ballinasloe Library is hosting an exhibition of projects from 3 schools in the area, to celebrate Heritage Week.

Based on the work they did for the the "Beo Heritage Project", Kiltormer N.S, Lawrencetown N.S and Fohenagh N.S have submitted 3 very different projects for the exhibition.

Ballymore Hinterland is the title of Lawrencetown N.S project. The class visited Ballymore House, which is built on the outskirts of Lawrencetown Village.They were shown around the beautiful house and castle by the owner and saw the many historical and architectural features associated with both.There are many beautiful photographs included in the exhibition, an Ordnance Survey map and a dvd also.

Going to the Bog from Kiltormer N.S deals with memories that older people in the locality have about saving the turf. The children from 5th/6th Class spoke to grandparents and older people in the community and recorded their memories in print and on DVD. Photographs included in the exhibition are of the actual bog,turf cutting implements,wheelbarrow,donkey, families on the bog and the food they ate.

Our Place is the title of the project from Fohenagh N.S. It takes a look at Nature in the area, at Clonbrock House and its history and includes many photographs and posters. It also included models of the Church in Fohenagh...all hand made and exact replicas. Models of Clonbrock and Bothans from the area are also on display.

The Library staff would like to record their appreciation to the teachers from the schools for their help.

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