History: 2015/16

Holocaust Visit: Carlow College

We left the exhibition moved by what we had just heard. No history books facts or account on the Nazi regime comes close to witnessing at first hand the damage,destruction and pure evilness these people were subjected too. Traces of memory must never be wiped out. We were delighted to have been fortunate enough to hear and meet this great man a real life invaluable first hand eyewitness account.

Breaking News: We are currently on the waiting list for Tomi Reichenstal to visit our school and give us a more detailed account of what he suffered at the hands of the Nazis




Irish National Heritage Park 2nd Year History

ferrycarriag6The 2nd Years and their history teachers from St Pauls visited the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarraig where we left behind the 21st century and travelled back in time…

We were guided around the park which contain 13 sites depicting the settlement of man in Ireland from 7000BC to the Viking invasion. All the sites are authentically furnished (that is they look like they did back then) to allow us to see first hand what it was really like for our ancestors.

The guided tour lasted approximately two hours and began with a 15-minute audio-visualferrycarraid10presentation. One of the park’s experienced costumed tour guides dressed up like a viking bringing the 2nd years back in time starting at the Stone Age, going through the Bronze and Iron Ages, Early Christian Ireland and finishing at the Viking invasion. Each student was expertly guided through the major changes in Irish history, learning how people worked, lived and died, the guide really knew his history stuff.






























History Week 2015

St Paul’s Annual Interschools History Table Quiz

St Pauls held its 4th annual interschools this week during History Week and although numbers were down from last year, the competition was still fierce. For the 4th year in a row we had a different winner, that being Ardscoil na Trionoide from Athy, who led all the way from the start, narrowly beating KTCS into second place with 52 points to 50. St Pauls managed to get into the medals by coming third with not a bad score of 49 points.

ardscoil quiz                         ktcs quiz                         st pauls quiz


Many thanks to Mr Kaye for setting some fine historical questions that got heads scratching and we couldn’t do without our fantastic quizmaster Mr Marron who acted as Fear an Tí on the occasion.

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