Friday, 12 February, 2016
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It is a new concept using old objects, bringing young and old together through living history by showing old implements and artifacts from earlier times to Primary School Pupils. Showing how they were used and explaining to them how life was in the past. It provides a wonderful experience for both young and old. The programme brings history to life in a way that textbooks cannot. It allows participants to touch, feel and see history while also getting a first-hand account of what it was like to live in Ireland in times gone by.

Miss Mannix 9th August 1920 courtesy NLI HOG186

The Way We Were Bournea 2016The exhibitors dip into their own childhood and show today’s children items that recall a very different way of life. The programme has proven really successful in many primary schools around the Country with both students and exhibitors benefiting hugely from the opportunity to get together and share stories as well as creating a unique learning experience for the children.

The project can work equally well in a nursing home setting, using specific items for a smaller display where the exhibition of the artifacts provides a pleasant nostalgic experience to residents. It is extremely useful in involving all residents in a communal social experience and in particular quieter residents or even those suffering with dementia come to life when engaged with the exhibition.

Bournea Reaching Out are exhibiting to Scoil Mhuire Lismackin pupils only, during the day between 12pm to 3pm.

We are opening it to adults and the public in the evening at 7pm with an admission fee of €5 to help go towards the purchasing of a defibrillator for the parish.

Location: Lismackin Halll

All are welcome.