St Clares Primary School

Education is for Life

Arefacts Day in 6th Class March 2017

Everyone in 6th class brought in items from their homes and grandparents homes. Each item had a story with it which the children were able to tell to the visiting classes.

Darren and Calvin brought in a typewriter that was used many years ago and an old spanner and flatplate nails which Darrens grandfather used.

Keira brought in an old threepence coin from long ago.

Mark brought in an old mug.

Katie brought in her Grandfather’s old uniform which he wore in the Castle street drum band.

Hillary brought in her Granny’s old  jewelry box.

Elizabeth brought in an old newspaper and money from America which were  printed during WWII.

Sophie brought in an old watch and a few pictures of a very old sword used in 1800s.

Laura’s grandfather was a blacksmith and owned a forge on Castle Street.

David brought in an old Red Cross helmet from World War II. He also brought in a old fire extinguisher from the 1940’s. the last thing he brought in was an old pesticide sprayer. Dylan brought in some prayer books and a sweet can from the 1950’s.


Cian show us his family’s turf spade and Holly has her Dad’s prison warden hat and batton.

Enya brought in an old marmalade pot that she found in an old house some years ago, she has also brought in old coins and money from a long time ago.

Oisin G. brought in an old Leitrim Fire Service Helmet in which his grandfather used during his time in the fire-brigade. Oisin also brought a frame with old GAA match results.

John Mc Manus brought in an antique cavalry  bayonet. We also got to see some books signed by Sean Mc Diarmada himself. Another antique we saw was one of the original 1916 Proclamation

Second and third class enjoying the drums that were once used in the castle Street band in Manorhamilton. Three of the sixth class children had grandfathers in the band during the 1960’s.

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