History and Heritage are very important to us in Clontuskert.
This year St. Augustine’s NS, Clontuskert was Joint 1st in Ballinasloe Electoral Area at Galway County Heritage Awards. We went to the Awards Ceremony in the Claregalway Hotel.
We were joint winners with Joe Molloy of Clontuskert Heritage Group, editor of the Clontuskert Book; ‘Clontuskert; Glimpses of the Past’. Joe has been a huge inspiration to us here in the school and has helped us and guided us with many projects including the Clontuskert Abbey Project.
The Priory of St. Mary (Clontuskert Abbey) is situated approximately 2 kilometres from St. Augustine’s NS, Clontuskert. Last year 2nd to 6th class took part in a History Project on Monasteries. As part of this project the students visited Clontuskert Abbey with Joe Molloy, Adeline Finneran and Eileen Curley of Clontuskert Heritage Group. See http://clontuskert.scoilnet.ie/blog/tag/… for more.
Following this visit the school decided to create a 3D image of the Abbey using the website www.photosynth.net
The student created 3D tours can be seen here http://photosynth.net/userprofilepage.as…
Clontuskert Heritage Group also plans to create a link to their site www.clontuskert.com
It was a huge honour to win this award and we were especially delighted that the strong community/school links in Clontuskert have been acknowledged. We are all very excited!