Irish Hedge Schools
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Discover the forgotten tradition of the “hedge-school” by experiencing education delivered to children in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through this thought-provoking experience, discover the reasoning behind outdoor schooling and learn everyday Irish phrases in the Ulster dialect, huddled behind a hedgerow and hidden fom view. Leave wearing a traditional fáinne pin to confirm your Irish-speaking credentials.
Join local Irish language champion, Joe Kearney for an insight into the forgotten tradition of the Hedge School
Note: This is an outdoor experience. Visitors are advised to wear clothing appropriate to weather conditions.
• Printed notes
• Award – “Cúpla Focal” Fáinne (a pin that states you speak Irish)
What you will learn:
• The Background to the Hedge Schools
• Experience education in its most basic form, huddled behind a hedgerow and hidden from view
• Learn your name in Irish
• Hello…How are you?…Goodbye
• The Weather
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