Centenary Celebrations

David Swift visited the school on Wednesday the 13th of January as part of our school celebrations. He brought a huge collection of items related to 1916. He gave a talk about the 1916 rising and in particular the links with Galway. The children got to hold and examine many of the items and were particularly impressed when they got to hold a ‘Howth Mauser’ gun.

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A Bandaleer: used to carry bullets

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Uniforms from the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army

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This bag would have held food, water, extra bullets, extra socks and a compass.

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A slouch cap also known as a Cronje

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Howth Mauser

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