TY History trip to Enniscrone and Ballina

The wild, blustery and torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the TY’s trip to Enniscrone and Ballina today for their History trip.
First stop was the treasure hunt around the town of Enniscrone. Students chose their groups wisely and set off against the clock to find as many landmarks as possible by following clues along the way. The weather didn’t stop them even though the rain poured down with 10minutes to go! 
Next stop was Ballina. After a spot of lunch and some shopping the students were brought to the Jackie Clarke Museum. The students were split into two groups and were guided through the different rooms of the museum by the fantastic staff who were very informative and helpful throughout. The museum displayed primary sources and artefacts all dealing with Ireland’s troubled past and struggle for independence. Everything from the 1798 Rebellion, the lead up to the Easter Rising and  the consequences for those who took part. The students were guided through different rooms of the museum where they viewed  weapons, uniforms, newspapers and interactive videos which were both informative yet tough to hear at times. Booklets were given out so that the students could fill in information and answer questions based on each room. 
Back on the bus after a long and tiring day but as always the TY students conducted themselves perfectly, were polite, mature and punctual throughout the day. What more could Mr Nealon, Ms Hughes and Mr Brennan ask for! 

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