It is St. Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th March.
You can learn about St. Patrick HERE on the BBC Northern Ireland website.
You can see the same activity HERE in Irish. However the videos only work
in the UK and Northern Ireland.
In the second half of the 19th century Church Road, Trafalgar Road and Victoria Road were built. Victoria Road was called after the Queen Victoria. You can read more about her HERE Queen Victoria made four official visits to Ireland: 1849, 1853, 1861 and 1900. The railway station in Greystones opened on 30 October 1855. Many houses were built in Greystones after that time.
Strand: My Locality
Strand Unit: My Locality throughout the ages
study a period or periods in the history of the town, parish or county
with important events in the history of the locality,
in the national and international context where relevant. In addition to the developments suggested for this unit in third and fourth classes, suitable subjects might include
Click HERE to see how to build an Iron Age chariot
Reviewed by Seán from Third Class: This was an interesting activity.
The story reminded me of what I learned about Egyptian burials,
There were a lot of steps and I found it a bit complicated.
I didn’t think it was as interesting as making fire and bread
in the other Iron Age activity from the BBC website HERE
Click HERE to learn more about day to day life
in the Iron Age through this interactive game on BBC. co.uk
We played this game and we learned
how they made fire,
and spun wool in the Iron Age..
Reviewed by Seán from 3rd Class. I enjoyed learning how to make fire and make bread like they did in the Iron Age. I preferred this activity to the one where you see how an Iron Age chariot is built. That activity is HERE
This is Trafalgar Road in Greystones.
Trafalgar Road got its name in 1855 to commemorate
the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
This was a victory at sea for the British navy
led by Admiral Horatio Nelson.
The French navy were defeated.
Nelson lost his life at this battle.
Click HERE to learn more about
the Battle of Trafalgar and the
tactics and strategies that were
We got this information from Gary Acheson on the Historical Greystones Facebook page.
Watch this animation to see how a roundhouse in the Iron Age was built. Then click
on THIS LINK for an interactive website from the BBC on Iron Age Celts (in Wales)
to see if you can make one.
Review by Leon: I enjoyed this activity. It was fun. But I thought the Druid’s Story was a bit weird. I am in third and I think it might be a scary activity for younger children (say second class) because there is a bog body and an animal sacrifice in it. It is important to remember that this activity is set in Wales not Ireland. There will be similarities but there are also differences. Though Roman graves were found in Bray, the Romans never invaded Ireland.
Click HERE to open up an interactive game
about the Vikings from BBC History.
Review: This is our favourite online activity in History. We haven’t got tired of it yet. We think we learned a good deal by playing this about the Vikings themselves and about making decisions and their consequences. Keep playing this game and you will learn from your mistakes. Try for a high score. Then try for a really low score. We think you will have fun.
Click on this link to see
Just put Greystones in the search box and click on the dots to see places of historic interest.
‘Copyright Government of Ireland. The content of this application is owned and operated by National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence’.
Click HERE for a Viking Game on GridClub.com.
Review: You have to pay to join usually, but this game seems to be free to start. Play it a couple of times and you will get better at it. You will learn some interesting facts about Vikings. We liked the graphics A LOT.
Click on the link below to read
This clever animation tells us about
the arrival of the Celts in Ireland.
It also explains how the use of
the fulacht fia for cooking.
4th Class Students Firies National School, Co Kerry
wrote, animated, filmed and performed this animation
with the help of Katherine Mulligan, Firies National School,
Kerry County Council Arts Office, The Arts Council of Ireland
and Kerry Filmmaker in Residence Lisa Fingleton.
We think it is amazing.
You can read more about how the ‘Fulacht Fia’ works if you CLICK ON THIS LINK
Review: We learnt a lot of useful information about the Vikings from this website from Snaith Primary School in East Yorkshire.
It is written for seven and eight year olds and we found it interesting. We found it easy to read and we liked the graphics a lot.
Click HERE to see.
Please note all images and multimedia on this link are Copyright Thinking Things 2016.
A useful link: Who were the Vikings? from the BBC Primary History Website
Click HERE to play an interactive game
about day to day life in Viking times.
Review: I played this game and I learned some interesting facts about Vikings.
The videos on the game don’t work and you can’t see the transcripts
because it is a BBC site and the videos would only work in the UK.
But the game was fun and I liked the humour and the graphics.
Written by Seán
This is a very informative booklet written
for the centenary of St. Patrick’s Church in Greystones.
It tells how Greystones got its name
and follows the history of Greystones
from when it was a small fishing village,
through to the coming of the railway and the growth of the town.
2. There is a wonderful archive of photos on Greystones Guide.
Many of these were collected by Derek Paine.
They are being added to all the time.
3. Greystones is also very lucky to have an active
In November 2015, Greystones Archaelogicial and Historical Society
sent the schools in Greystones a very useful information pack.
This has proved to be a valuable resource
and reawakened our interest in local history
here in St. Brigid’s National School in Greystones..
There is a lot of information to be found
in the journals produced by this group.
Click on this LINK to see them.
Check out the website.
There is a lot to see.
Please supervise children when they are researching online.
The internet is a portal to the outside world.