Congratulations to the students of Clontuskert NS who have been nominated for a Galway County Heritage award for their project on The Priory of St. Mary; Clontuskert Abbey.
The Priory of St. Mary (Clontuskert Abbey) is situated approximately 2 kilometres from St. Augustine’s NS, Clontuskert. Last year 2nd to 6th class took part in a History Project on Monasteries. As part of this project the students visited Clontuskert Abbey with Joe Molloy, Adeline Finneran and Eileen Curley of Clontuskert Heritage Group. See http://clontuskert.scoilnet.ie/blog/tag/monastery/ for more.
Following this visit the school decided to create a 3D image of the Abbey using the website www.photosynth.net
The student created 3D tours can be seen here http://photosynth.net/userprofilepage.aspx?user=Clontuskert&content=Synths
Clontuskert Heritage Group also plans to create a link to their site www.clontuskert.com
The County Heritage Awards will take place in the Claregalway Hotel on Thursday the 16th of December 2010. It is a huge honour to be nominated for this award. We are all very excited!