Sixth Class Newgrange and Oldbridge House

Sixth Class was delighted to visit the refurbished Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre recently and all were impressed by the interactive displays which explored the seasonal nature of Stone Age Society and the significance of the solar cycle, ceremonies and the monument itself. Our guide, Frank prepared us for the mystical experience, walking through the 19m passage to reach the inner chamber and we experience a little of the excitement on the mornings around the Winter Solstice. We are so fortunate to have a world heritage site so close to our school which is older than Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza. 

The annual rolling down at Newgrange Hill was probably the highlight of this trip, certainly the most memorable as the grass was quite wet!!

Our tour continued to Oldbridge House where we learned about the infamous historic battle between King James 11 and his son-in-law William 111. We particularly enjoyed the laser-light show indicating the manoeuvres of troops negotiating the River Boyne as their kings commanded each stage of the battle.  We would highly recommend this tour along with a run in the local park. Many thanks to the teachers for arranging a great tour.

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