St Joseph's National School Project 2019

In January 2019 Averil Staunton of The Ballinrobe Historical Society teamed up with St. Joseph's Primary School with kind permission of the Principle to run a 6 week Heritage in the Schools Project. Bernie Doherty, representing the Heritage Council joined the programme and we are grateful for her contribution.

The pupils together with their Teachers Ms Cunnane and Ms Canny chose the Harry Clarke windows of St. Mary's RC church as the subject of their research. This is one of the largest collection in Ireland. 

Two separate groups were divided into teams of 2 to 3 children as they did a tour of the windows, studied the architecture of the building, the art and design and the history of their favourite window where they created initial drawings before continuing the process over the following weeks in their classrooms. They also created individual symbols representing themselves. 

Well done to all the children for participating and for their wonderful and creative work. Below you will see the outcome listed under their names.

Page link: Detail from St.Fechin's stained-glass panel at St. Mary's Ballinrobe
Detail from St.Fechin's stained-glass panel at St. Mary's Ballinrobe
By Megan & Roisin, Group 1, 6th Class St. Joseph's NS Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Page link: Devil in Disguise - detail from Harry Clarke Stained-glass window
Devil in Disguise - detail from Harry Clarke Stained-glass window
By Mackensie & Rachel, Group 1, 6th class St. Joseph's NS Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: Facts about Harry Clarke
Facts about Harry Clarke
By Rory & Haziq, Group 1, 6th Class St. Josephs PS, Ballinrobe
Page link: Harry Clarke's Coronation by Aayma & Cian
Harry Clarke's Coronation by Aayma & Cian
GROUP 2, 6th class, St. Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: Harry Clarke's St Brigid Stained-glass on organ gallery
Harry Clarke's St Brigid Stained-glass on organ gallery
Ella & Sarah 6th class, GROUP 2, St, Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: Harry Clarke's St. Patrick
Harry Clarke's St. Patrick
Eriks & Elizabeth GROUP 2, 6th class, St, Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: Harry Clarke's Starry Night - base of the St. Brendan Panel
Harry Clarke's Starry Night - base of the St. Brendan Panel
By Aleesha and Clara Group 1, 6th Class St. Joseph's NS Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: Kieran & Gerry - St Fechin, by Harry Clarke - Story at base of panel
Kieran & Gerry - St Fechin, by Harry Clarke - Story at base of panel
Group 1, St. Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Page link: Saint Brigid - Harry Clarke stained-glass panel
Saint Brigid - Harry Clarke stained-glass panel
By Isha & Dominika Group 1, 6th Class St. Joseph's NS Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Page link: St Keiran by Harry Clarke,
St Keiran by Harry Clarke,
By Sophie, Samanta and Laura Group 1, 6th class St. Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: St Patrick by Harry Clarke - details
St Patrick by Harry Clarke - details
Lily & Melani, Group 1, 6th class. St Joseph's PS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: St Patrick's Stained-glass Window - detail
St Patrick's Stained-glass Window - detail
Connor, Group 1, 6th Class, St. Joseph's NS, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Page link: St. Enda of Aran, Harry Clarke stained-glass window
St. Enda of Aran, Harry Clarke stained-glass window
By Oisín, Niall and David, Group 1, 6th class St. Joseph's NC, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: St. Jarlath's  symbol of reliquary by Harry Clarke
St. Jarlath's symbol of reliquary by Harry Clarke
By Noah, Anthony & Darren, Group 1, 6th Class St Joseph's NS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Page link: St. Patrick's Bell Shrine - Harry Clarke stained-glass
St. Patrick's Bell Shrine - Harry Clarke stained-glass
By Connor, Group 1, 6th Class St Joseph's NS, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo