The Abandoned Village

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On Thursday the 13th of October we went to visit the Abandoned Famine Village situated above the Hungry Rock in Lugawarry, Ballisodare.

The houses date back to the early 1800s and were originally part of the Annaghmore Estate in Collooney.

We got to see how stone was used to construct houses and we imagined what it was like to have a large number of people living in a two roomed house.

Two locals, Martin Wilson and Padraic Corcoran talked to us about the history of the village. Martin visited our classroom and Padraic walked through the forest with us. It was lovely to hear these men speak about our local history.

We also learned about the various types of tree planted in the forest and Padraic pointed out the Ash tree which is sadly endangered in Ireland now.

We did bark rubbings with crayons 🖍

Picnic Time!!
Padraic taught us about the old irish style of singing called “Lilting”.
Jason, Mia and Nicole found a friendly frog!