On the 21st of April 2016 our school St. Mary's NS visited Cavan County Museum to see the new 1916 projects they have been building there.
When we arrived at the Museum some staff greeted us.Then our Tour Guide Micheal brought us up to the conference room upstairs. Everybody sat down and he began the talk. He spoke to us about the history of 1916. It was a very interesting talk.
Then we went downstairs to go outside. They had a lovely garden outside. They had lots of interesting facts and stories about the 1916 rising. After that we walked over to the G.P.O model that they had been building. We lined up outside and 4th and 5th class went in first. While they were inside 6th class got a chance to look at the display boards.
Then 6th Class got to go in. It was like being in a house somebody lived in during 1916.
Firstly when you went in there were posters on the walls giving information on 1916. The next room was the Photographers Studio. There was an old fashioned camera and a backboard that made it look like you were out on sea. None of the doorways were inline so people could see or shoot. The room after that was a dining room. It had a table, a couple of chairs and a fireplace. On the table was a chicken carcus and some cubes of jelly. The following room was a shop. It had lots of tins, soaps and foodstuffs. It looked so realistic. To finish it all off there was a room dedicated to all the people who were executed or hanged in 1916.
It was very interesting and we all enjoyed it.