St Joseph's Nation School Project 2019

In January 2019 The Ballinrobe History Society teamed up with the Heritage Council’ Bernie Doherty together with St. Joseph’s National School, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo to run a 5 week programme with their  6th classes.

Their teachers together with the children selected the stained-glass windows of Harry Clarke at the local St. Mary’s church for their project. This being the largest collection of 19 panels by the artist in Ireland.

In teams of 2 or 3 children they studied the architecture, art & designs and the history of their favourite window and created drawings on location recording information about their work.

The results will be available for viewing by other schools both at home in Ireland and worldwide through their preparing the work and uploading it to the www.historicalballinrobe.com website.

Well done to all the children for participating and the varied and excellent work they produced.

 

Page link: A Short History of Ballinrobe
A Short History of Ballinrobe
For 6th class at St. Joseph's Primary School, Ballinrobe
Page link: A Step by Step guide to the Schools' Folklore Project
A Step by Step guide to the Schools' Folklore Project
Classroom Resource - 'Bringing History to Life'
Page link: Cushlough, Ballinrobe
Cushlough, Ballinrobe
By Martin Sullivan c 1938
Page link: Kieran & Gerry - St Fechin - Story at base of panel
Kieran & Gerry - St Fechin - Story at base of panel
Harry Clarke stained-glass window, St. Marys Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Page link: St Joseph's National School, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
St Joseph's National School, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Heritage in the Schools Project 2019 - Harry Clarke stained-glass windows, Ballinrobe
Page link: The Schools' Manuscript Collection 1937-8
The Schools' Manuscript Collection 1937-8
Useful Sources & Publications