We had our face-to-face meeting with our partner school, St. Malachy's Grammar School, Castlewellan, Co. Down.
The students from St. Malachy's came to St. Mary's for brunch. We welcomed them, showed them some relevant signs and also some old school documents from the time of the Famine, when our school was founded. Our joint project was on the Famine, so this was interesting
Then we all went to Glasnevin Cemetery for our outing. A cemetery doesn't seem like an interesting place for a group of students to go, but we really liked it! It was a fascinating place, some of the top names from our history are buried there, including Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera.
We touched the coffin of Daniel O'Connell, which is supposed to bring us good luck in our exams....not that we will need it!