There was a hugely positive response to the Banner, Costume and Art workshops and competitions that were carried out in the primary schools by the Fethard Historical Society, organisers of the recent Fethard Medieval Festival.
The overall project involved hundreds of children in the six local Primary Schools of Fethard, Killusty, Cloneen, Moyglass, Killurney and Lisronagh.
This involvement, along with the wonderful work of the Fethard Transition Year students in creating a 3D Model of the medieval town, means that the children of the area have a greater understanding of the past history of their home place, which is one of the overall objectives of the Fethard Historical Society since its foundation 25 years ago.
List of Costume Prize Winners: 1st Boy €30, Ciarán Maguire; 2nd Boy €20, Paddy Ryan; 1st Girl €30, Hayley Ryan; 2nd Girl €20, Brogan O’Shea; Adult Female €50, Niamh Ryan; Adult Male €50, John O’Flynn.
Design a Medieval Hat Competition Group 1 (Prize Fund €50): 1st Shannon Thomson, Holy Trinity School, Fethard; 2nd Katie Ryan, Holy Trinity School, Fethard; 3rd Ruth McDonald, Cloneen Primary School; 4th Cathal Ryan, Killusty Primary School.
Design a Medieval Hat Competition Group 2 (Prize Fund €50): 1st Amy Byrne, Lisronagh Primary School; 2nd Georgina Murray, Lisronagh Primary School; 3rd Marisa Ronan, Lisronagh Primary School; 4th Evan Looby, Moyglass Primary School.
Medieval Scene Colouring competition results on opposite page.