Jan
30
Filed Under (5th Class, 6th Class) by Niamh OSullivan on 30-01-2018

Well done to all of the students who did a fantastic job representing our school in this year’s Credit Union Quiz. Congratulations to our U11 team who came in 3rd place. A great night had by all.

Jan
30
Filed Under (5th Class) by Niamh OSullivan on 30-01-2018
Jan
30
Filed Under (Senior Infants) by Niamh OSullivan on 30-01-2018
Jan
25
Filed Under (5th Class, 6th Class) by Niamh OSullivan on 25-01-2018
Jan
25
Filed Under (5th Class, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 25-01-2018

The scientists in 5th class created their own indicators using red cabbage. They then tested substances to see if they were an acid or a base. The experiment was fun…apart from the smell!!

Jan
25
Filed Under (3rd Class, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 25-01-2018
Jan
18
Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class, History, Parents) by Ms. Dreelan on 18-01-2018

Mr. Frank O’Donoghue and Mr. Andy Kelly, co-authors of a recent book on Tramore, visited the Third and Fourth classes on Wednesday 17 January. They showed the children a slideshow of over twenty old photographs of Tramore. Many of the photographs were taken around 1900. Andy brought in a camera from the 1890s, and explained how it works (it still works!). Andy and Frank pointed out details in the photographs and mentioned interesting facts about Tramore. They also kindly gave two copies of their book to the school.

We encourage the children from Third and Fourth classes to recreate an old photograph. They can use any of the photos included in the gallery below (image credits included on each photo). Otherwise the boys and girls are welcome to choose another old photo – that they have permission to use – in a recognisable part of Tramore. We hope to create an exhibition of all of these photos – old alongside present day photos. Get snapping!

Jan
12
Filed Under (2nd Class, 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, History) by Ms. Dreelan on 12-01-2018

On 15 December, Mr. Noel Power visited Glór na Mara. Every year he works with a team and builds the crib in the church. The team start work on the first Sunday in December, and the crib is unveiled at midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Noel described the Holy Land at the time of Christ’s birth and showed the children a map. He also spoke about the history of the Holy Cross crib. The crib is made from local materials: moss from the Comeragh mountains, reeds from a bog four miles away and limestone, bushes and pines from the Tramore area. There are twenty seven wooden figures remaining in the crib, and they are made out of Austrian oak. From time to time, Noel and his team have to repair the figures which are over 120 years old.