'the Mouth of the Ford of the Bird'

The

HISTORY

of

BALLYHEANE

In September of this year, the pupils of 5th and 6th class under the guidance of their class teacher Anne-Marie Kelly, decided to study the history of Ballyheane as it constitutes a huge proportion of their history curriculum. They put together an impressive class display and also compiled a souvenir history booklet that will be treasured forever.

As the first step, the students of Ballyheane explored its history with a walking tour which was kindly provided by Anne Bourke (a local retired teacher and great friend of the school)

They then compiled questionnaires which they distributed to their grandparents entitled "The good old days". Each pupil used these questionnaires to interview their grandparents and neighbours about school,farming, games and pastimes and other local history of times gone by.

Finally a visit to their local library with Ivor Hamrock who spoke to the pupils about how to carry out historical research on the locality. The pupils were guided on different ways of gathering information and brought back lots of historical information to the school where it was compiled into a booklet for their parents and grandparents and neighbours to enjoy.

You can visit our school or purchase a booklet if you would like to learn more about this project.