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Farewell 6th class

Today is a very special day for our 6th class.
They have completed their primary education and will move on to secondary school in September.
We say a fond farewell to all 6th class pupils, and we send them our best wishes for their future.

Slan agus beannacht rang a se.....

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(old Irish Blessing)
Warren, here's something I hope you'll enjoy!


RTE here we come!

Adam Kelly wins Ulster Spelling Bee Final
Congratulations to Adam in 5th class who won the provincal final of the Eason's Spelling Bee.
The last event of the competition will be held in the RTE studios tomorrow and 5th and 6th classes are all travelling to Dublin to show support to our super speller!
We have a very early start (bus leaves at 6.45 a.m!!) Pupils should bring lunch.
We expect to be back at school for hometime.
The contest will be live on air so we hope you all listen in and cheer Adam on from Cavan!
Have a look at news2day to see how we got on....
6th class have just enjoyed their last Killygarry N.S school tour.
With 5th class, we travelled to The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh.
Have a look at how we got on!
The hens, chicks, ducks and ducklings (and boys!) roamed around the farmyard of the original cabin.

The hearth fireplace of the original cabin. Cooking was done with the pots and flatirons that hung from the crook. We tasted pancakes that had been baked here this morning!

Outside the Weaver's cottage, we saw the fleeces that had been dyed and hung out to dry.
Cait had a go at carding the wool, then we watched the weaver work the loom and the spinning wheel.

At the forge, we met the blacksmith and watched as he showed us how he could turn iron into any of the number of things people of the day needed.
He had a curious use for the water that was used to cool the irons. (ask Dara!)

At the old schoolhouse, we met the Mistress and she showed us why pupils had to "toe the line", and where the phrase "wipe the slate clean" came from.
School wasn't compulsory and there was often up to 60 children in the one room!

Before we left for America, the boys paid a visit to the local post office....
 while the girls headed off to the local snug for a little tipple!

Some of the boys considered signing up for the job of deckhands on board the "Brig Union", which transported passengers to the "New World"
Conditions onboard were quite poor, and the journey took up to 12 weeks

When we arrived in Baltimore, we visited the local general store, where all sorts of supplies were available.
The boys were particularly taken with the exchange rate and the price of the hunting gun on display.
Thankfully they couldn't afford it!

After a great day, the girls enjoyed much merriment at the back of the bus before realising that their last trip had come to an end............