Lisselton NS pupils get hands on with history!

History got hands on for the pupils of Lisselton National School recently when they were visited by the Mobile Museum from Kerry County Museum.

The museum’s education team, Claudia Köhler and Jemma O’Connell, paid a visit to the school on Tuesday, May 10 and had the pupils enthralled as they showed them objects from the museum’s handling collection and talked about all things history and archaeology.

Claudia Köhler, Education Officer at Kerry County Museum, said the pupils in Lisselton were really interested to learn about the artefacts they interacted with including replica Stone Age tools, medieval swords, Viking gaming pieces and memorabilia associated with legendary Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

“I’m a historian,” said Claudia, “and Jemma is an archaeologist, and we talked about how we work together to find out about the past.

“The handling collection represents our collection and exhibitions, we talk about how objects end up in the museum and why they are important links to the past through the story they tell.

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Volunteers give legs to weekly parkrun

The volunteers who run Listowel parkrun each week were out in force last Saturday trooping the community spirit without which the popular event could not take place.

Last week marked National Volunteering Week which brought to focus the tremendous work of volunteers in communities all over the country.

Parkrun is one of many organisations which relies on the generosity of volunteers to carry out their work with Listowel parkrun one of 101 locations in Ireland – including four in Kerry - where the free weekly, timed 5k run takes place.

Every Saturday in over 20 countries all around the world, runners gather for their weekly parkrun at 9.30am enjoying the exercise and social interaction.

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