Bawnboy Workhouse 1916 Commemorative Garden - official opening

14/05/2017 23:16

We attended the opening ceremony of the 1916 Commemorative Garden at Bawnboy workhouse on Friday 12th May. Five schools in the locality were invited by the Bawnboy Workhouse committee to perform for an audience outside the workhouse.  We performed the song 'Grace' and acted out a scene from the 1916 Rising. Congratulations to the committee for organising a very successful commemoration and for their tireless work to preserve the workhouse. We are learning all about workhouses in history lessons in school presently and it was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this event at this hugely important historical site. Local historian and committee secretary, Dympna Headen, will visit our school over the coming weeks to give us a more in-depth knowledge of the workhouse and famine times in our locality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the photos from the day are uploaded to the Gallery.