Banteeer Railway Station
This month Dylan and I did a project on the Glen Theatre. We learned very interesting facts like, The Glen Theatre was built in 1840 but was known back then as The Old school until 1976 and then a locally formed committee renovated into a Theatre.
Kanturk castle was built in 1601. It was built for the Lord of Duhallow. The building was made of stone and floors were entirely wooden. They used fire places to light up the room and to heat the rooms. The lords room was probably the main room. But the castle was never finished because the Queen of England heard the castle was being built and put a stop to it. She feared that there would be a battle. I went to Kanturk castle and I learned a lot about it and I took some pictures. Kanturk Castle is now a tourist attraction with many stopping to take pictures, especially bride and grooms! I chose Kanturk castle because I didn’t know much about it and it’s in my locality.
This month Gemma and I did our local history project on Clonmeen Graveyard. We decided to do Clonmeen graveyard because we pass it practically every day and have always wanted to learn a bit more about it.
Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in 1874 in Kilkenny Co. Kildare. He moved to England with his parents and nine other siblings. At 16 Shackleton joined the navy. In 1901 Ernest joined Sir Robert Falcon Scott on an expedition to reach the Antarctic but returned early because of illness.