Knockavilla NS win history competition

Sixth class Knockavilla National School who's history project Fr Matt Ryan and His Enduring Influence on the Parish of Knockavilla-Donaskeigh  has won them a national award. the class are pictured with school principal Eleanor O'Dwyer and deputy principal  Maria O'Donoghue.
Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla has won a prestigious all-Ireland prize for a history project commemorating 100 years of Irish history.

Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla has won a prestigious all-Ireland prize for a history project commemorating 100 years of Irish history.

Principal Eleanor O Dwyer, received word from the Department of Education and Skills on Tuesday that the history project Sixth Class submitted in early April – ‘Fr Matt Ryan and His Enduring Influence on the Parish of Knockavilla-Donaskeigh’ - had won a top prize in this all-island competition called ‘Decade of Centenaries’. Students at all levels of primary and post primary schools across the island of Ireland were invited to submit a project that identifies a particular event or person from the decade 1912 – 1922 and examines the impact of that event or person on their local area. The project could focus on any event or personality from the period 1912-1922, or alternatively, it could focus on the impact of the decade as a whole on the local area.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.