Lullymore Heritage and Ecology Park Trip
Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park Trip
On Thursday Sept 24th, the hardy souls of TY1 went with their History and Science teachers on a fieldtrip to sample what historical and scientific delights Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park could offer them. Packed into a minibus and two cars, off they set.
The Group were met by a very nice man called Ray Stapleton, who knew his stuff.
We were first brought to cottage that contained replicas of a monastery, St Patrick’s Stone, a monk working on a scriptorium and a holy well. On our way to the next exhibit, we visited a 1798 forge, with lots of pikes hanging on the wall, all Wexford pikes as apparently the Kildare pike had an axe on the tip! Next we visited a Famine Cottage to explore the delights that those left behind in Ireland after the 1840s had to endure.
Following a much needed break, the group got their next wish of riding on the choo-choo,,,around the park, seeing the entire site from the comfort of a train. Then we started on the ecology part of the trip. Samples were taken of tree leaves, grasses and insects. We were told about the history of the bog, got to see a bog body and went to do a bit of digging in the bog. The first timers using the sleán weren’t too bad at all.
TY2 will be going on their trip in March/April ’16