The Young Ethnographers

Schools Collection 2017

As part of ‘Invisible Stories’ pupils from the 5th and 6th classes in Allenwood School were invited to create a project that echoed the 1930s Schools Folklore Collection. During the first workshop topics were selected from the original guidelines and discussed in the classroom: piseogs, hidden treasure, weather lore, local happenings, old schools, toys and games, food today and in olden times, local places, bird lore, local cures using plants and weeds, old stories and mythology, ghost stories and Halloween. The children were then encouraged to collect more stories from parents and older members of the community.

The Schools Collection 17 is a collection of stories, local history and traditions that creates a dialogue with the archival material collected almost 90 years ago. It reflects both the pupils’ interests as well as that of the wider community and show how modernity has altered local consciousness over this period. The Schools Collection 17 will be accessible online at a later date.

5th Class – MRS BELL

Cillian Byrne
Luke Cross
Joseph Cunningham
Brianna Downey
Shannon Farrell
Emily Herbert
Callum Kennedy-Collins
Jake Kennedy
Declan Kenny
Caoimhe McLaughlin
Rachel McLoughlin
Ryan McManamon
Muireann Molyneaux
James Moore
Keri Moore
Aleesha Moore-Kennedy
Ella Nolan
Gavin O’Brien
Alan O’Connor
Sienna O’Neill
Adam O’Reilly
Callum O’Reilly
Sinead O’Reilly
Séan O’Shea
Finn Peacham
John Plangca
Hannah Price
Leah Spain
Aoife Stafford
Sam Swords
Sine Tierney

6th Class – MR LYNCH

Caoimhe Bagnall
Grace Bashford
Lily Berns
Caitlin Brennan
Jack Burke
Scott Carroll
Owen Coyne
Conor Farrell
Karina Gyorkos
Cormac Henry-Denagher
Dylan Jones
Ben Kennedy-Collins
Andrew Leavy
Adam Lenehan
Roisin McCormack
Leah McKenna
Eoghain McLaughlin
Jodie Moore
Sophie Morrissey
Charlie O’Brien
DJ Percival
Zoe Percival
Tadgh Rice
Jamie Scannell
Dara Sheridan
Abby Smullen
Evan Smullen
Corey Talbot