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The First Irish Coffee

  • Curator: Noel OConnell
  • July 19, 2017
  • 1 Pages
  • School: Scoil Na Mbraithre

A letter from a gentleman who sampled the first Irish coffee in Foynes, Co. Limerick.

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  • Authors:
  • Pádraig Vaughan
  • Sources:
  • Visit to Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Co. Limerick.
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  • Human Life
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  • An Old Story

School and Country Life in the 1930s

  • Curator: dermot dillon
  • July 02, 2017
  • 3 Pages
  • School: St. Colman's N S

98 year old local man recalls his schooldays in the 1930s; walking to school in his feet, saving turf with the slane, playing "banging buttions" at break time, brown bread and milk in a glass bottle for lunch and fetchin ...

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  • Tom Finn and David O'Gara http://irishfamily.toweyclan.com/
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  • http://irishfamily.toweyclan.com/ Cloontia Families http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/film-archive/fff/
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  • Livelihood and Household support
  • The Community
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  • Games I Play
  • My Home District

Sam Maguire

  • Curator: H O Connell
  • January 02, 2017
  • 6 Pages
  • School: Togher N S

The name on the All- Ireland football trophy is well known all over Ireland and yet few people know who Sam Maguire was. Learn about Sam Maguire - from Dunmanway, Co. Cork.

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  • Authors:
  • Helen O Connell
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  • The Community
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  • Local Monuments
  • Local Ruins

A Story of Trams: From Old to New

  • Curator: Karl Meehan
  • December 13, 2016
  • 13 Pages
  • School: St. Thomas Junior N S

Major changes have occurred in the tram network over the last century. This story looks at the old Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram and the new modern tram system known as the Luas.


  • Authors:
  • Room 5, Second Class
  • Sources:
  • The Dublin and Blessington Steam Tram: A Pictorial and Social History by Aidan Cruise. Proud to Live in Tallaght: An activity book for pupils in Tallaght schools by Dublin West Education Centre. www.luas.ie http://gofree.indigo.ie/~nigelo/dbstframes.htm http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography/transport/dublin-blessington-steam-/ http://www.luascrosscity.ie/
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  • Communications and Trade
  • The Community
  • Human Life
  • Time
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  • My Home District

Some Monuments in the Area of Ballingeary

  • Curator: Liam
  • October 25, 2016
  • 8 Pages
  • School: Scoil Fionnbarra

This story shows some of the historical monuments local to Ballingeary, West Cork (Beal Atha Ghaorthaidh, Co Chorcai).


  • Authors:
  • Liam Ó Tuama
  • Sources:
  • Irish War Memorials - www.irishwarmemorials.ie, Cumann Staire Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Twomey Family
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  • The Community
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  • Local Monuments