Where do you come from?

Mr Donnellan and Ms Tighe’s fifth class received a fantastic overview on the history of Tallaght today from Michael Hayes of South Dublin County Library with help from Shane of SDCL. We heard all about the monastic history of Tallaght and the impact of the Vikings and Normans. Did you know that Tallaght itself pre-dates Dublin or Dubh Linn as it was originally known?

The classes will also be embarking on a history project on their own family; where they came from and tales from their lives. The project is being undertaken by several schools around Tallaght and will be made into a book of collected stories. There will also be a celebration of the book on Culture Night in September where pupils, parents and staff will be invited.

A huge thanks to Michael and Shane for their visit. We look forward to finding out about the backgrounds of all our brilliant and diverse families that make St. Dominic’s N.S. the great school that it is.