Triskel Flower Farm

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Triskel Flower Farm

Beltra Co.Sligo 

 

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My holiday house on the Ox Mountains (a wilderness area on the Sligo Way Hill Walk), only 3 miles from the beach. TEFL with qualified experienced teacher at €200 per person per week (max 3 adults).  

 

  

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Moneygold Clodagh Ridden by Sacha Policky bred by Margaret Hedge out of MoneyGold Sinéad

MoneyGold magic Ridden by Steve Policky bred by Margaret Hedge out of Moneygold Sinéad

Miss Margaret Hedge is a retired qualified teacher -B.A. Education (Hon) Sussex University {specializing in history} and taught for 27 years in Sligo and is also a Riding and Road Safety Examiner / Trainer for Irish Pony Club. She is also a BHS Gold member and BHS listed Trainer for Riding and Road Safety (refer to BHS website). List 6 "Dressage Ireland" Judge. She arrived in 1977 with her first brood mare "Skibbereen Shanty" Throughout her time in Sligo she has enjoyed the landscape and activities in connection with her horses and ponies sharing riding expertise and fun with many children and their relations in Sligo.

TEFL students are welcome in 2009 and can e-mail for details.

Heritage Projects 2009

Heritage Projects 2008

February - 2 half days

Timolin NS. Moone, Co.Kildare.

1169-1300 Medieval History Project with all classes, including role play drama, in Norman replica costumes.

Jan-April

Churchtown NS. Athy, Co. Kildare.

5 day Medieval festival project with 3 classes, involving 2 role play Norman period dramas (in costume), paintings, for an exhibition held in Athy library,

during the Medieval festival week in April.

Jan-April

5 half days Medieval festival Project.

Castledermot NS. Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

1169-1300 Norman invasion of Ireland.

Co. Kildare local history sites and drama in church hall. Art work for Athy library exhibition.

March - 2 half days - senior Infants to 6th class.

Carlow NS. Green Road.

The Norman heritage of Co. Carlow for Athy Medieval festival exhibition.

Age appropriate art activities / visual materials / role play costume drama / props. 1150-1300.

May - 2 full days Newport NS. Co. Mayo - Heritage week.

Holy family school.

The Norman Invasion of Connacht in Newport, Clare Island, and pirateheritage. Pottery making, cardboard swords and shields, tapestry time lines.

Costume drama with props to touch and explore. Maps and stories with paintings. Horse military history.

May - one full day - 1st to 6th class.

St. John's NS. Ballisodare Co. Sligo.

The Norman medieval monastic period in Ballisodare and Sligo Town.

Norman Pottery designs on clay. Sligo Castle drawings and paintings, Monastery lifestyles, role play drama and replica artifacts to touch in a hall display.

June - one full day - field Trip. All classes.

St. Joseph's NS. Kilmactranny via Boyle, Co. Sligo.

Christian and Pre-Christian sites and heritage material displayed in new school hall.

Field Trip by coach to the 'Labby' rock megalithic tomb, viewed from Cromleach Lodge Hotel grounds.

Visit to the church Seancuach - Shancough, a medieval church with a vaulted end room. Drawings and photos on site, with building measurements for

project work later, on a model of the church, started in the classroom.

June - one full day. All classes.

St. Joseph's NS. Culleen's. Co. Sligo

Field Trip to Enniscrone Castle to measure the castle - make drawings for project work back in the classroom. Costume examples displayed for the castle

building period in Co. Sligo. Military fortifications and horse transport explained with models, posters and illustrations.

June - one full day. All classes.

Scoíl chríost Rí, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Field Trip to Enniscrone castle, photos, drawings, measurements taken for class discussion, surrounding my castle model, of the lifestyles, of this period in

Sligo. Mask making, handwriting using feathers, brass rubbings from my own collection of replica heritage brasses. Castle model and figures displayed in

two other classes, with the replica heritage artifacts. Module 3 Excavation-in-a-box used from Archaeology-in-the-classroom resource pack.

October - 2 days. Senior Infants.

St. Columcilles NS. Knocklyon. Templeogue. Dublin 16.

Heritage Week. Introduction of Dublin heritage using age appropriate visual material, examples of costumes for the Viking / Norman Medieval period.

Puppets, Mask making, painting, castle model tracing, brass rubbings. Pottery with play dough / plastecine. Horse heritage using model plastic figures.

Projects 2007

British Horse Society, Riding and Road Safety Training Course held in Deanes Equestrian Center, Bruckless, Co. Donegal.

Dressage Judging at several shows throughout the year.

Heritage Projects 2006

March - 2 days. All classes.

Riverstown No. 2 NS.

Field trip - school visit to Coopershill ring fort.

May - 2 half days. All classes.

Leaffoney NS. Rathlee, Easkey, Co. Sligo

Field trip to the megalithic tombs of Tawnatruffaun and Caltragh. Worksheets adapted from the Archaeology-in-the-classroom resource pack.

May - 2 half days. 3rd class.

Carbury NS, The Mall, Sligo Town.

Field trip to Carrowmore megalithic cemetery and Modules 3 and 6 in school.

October - 1 full day. (4th, 5th, 6th) classes.

Castlerock NS. Cloonacool near Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Castlerock heritage promotion project for Viarmes France-school twinning visit. Île de France heritage discovery pack.

Heritage projects completed in 2005

  Archaeology in the Classroom modules. Carra NS Bonniconlon Co. Mayo 7000 BC to 1000 BC monuments in the area. Fun art activities with 65 children participating in making clay pots, painting designs onto polystyrene (standing stone) cut-outs. Map reading and building stone tombs in boxes. 

The Abbey of Tarmon on Lough Allen Drumkeerin Co. Leitrim. Tarmon NS. A monastic project using puppets in a School drama and constructing/painting the Abbey model.

Heritage projects completed in 2004

  The deserted village at Aughris West Sligo. Kilrusheighter NS Templeboy. Model making of cottages and a drama depicting emigration and lifestyles of 50 years ago and more. 

A favourite heritage building in Beltra Co. Sligo. Ballinlig NS. Model making of traditional buildings near the school.

Aspects of my main project can be used and adapted for the local school environment/heritage

  The Journeys of our Ancestors by some descendents. C1850's Victorian Bristol, London and Scotland (Optional). Journeys from Ireland (West Cork / Ulster) after the Famine years by fishing/sailing folk from various Islands and coastal communities. Dickens Ireland Fellowship with Mr. Jim Cooke -Author "Dickens Ireland" (teacher and historian). 

Aideen Gorebooth at the R.D.S International Horse Show riding Ben she was 75 and the oldest competitor in the show 

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