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Newgrange visit

Senior cycle art students from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, visited Newgrange in Co Meath on an educational trip in preparation for their Leaving Cert Art history exam. Students were given a guided tour of the 5000 year old passage grave and a detailed account of the satellite passage graves in Knowth and Dowth. A significant reference was made to the archeologist and native of Abbeyfeale, Professor Michael J. O'Kelly, who discovered the roof box in 1967 which annually allows the light to illuminate the passage and grave chambers on the the Winter Solstice. Professor O'Kelly was also responsible for restoring the facade of the tomb to how we see it today. 5th and 6th year Students, accompanied by their art teacher Keith O'Rahilly, science teacher Seán Kennedy and Jackie Corr were all glad to make this connection and interact with such an important part of their heritage.

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School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
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Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631
E-mail: colaisteideagusiosef@lcetb.ie
   

 

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