Following an unusually early awakening on 26 March, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Year art students boarded a bus to Co. Dublin and Co. Meath for the day. Escorted by Ms Millard (their Art teacher) and Ms Evans, everyone was full of excitement and apprehension. First, they were introduced to the National Gallery of Ireland where they were given a guided tour of some of the gallery’s most prestigious works and they examined different artists’ styles and concepts. Following that, they raced around the corner to the National Museum of Ireland where they went on a treasure hunt to locate some of the ancient artifacts that they had been studying in art history class. Following lunch the bus then headed to Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath, where the group were again given a guided tour of Ireland’s famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. They experienced what people from the Stone Age did when they were treated to a re-enactment of the light from the Winter Solstice as it crept up the passage and entered the chamber where all were eagerly awaiting. The tour was not only a bonding day out for all art students but one which will benefit them as they answer Leaving Certificate Art History and Appreciation questions come this June and future years. Everyone agreed a most informative and enjoyable day was had by all.
Ms Annette Millard