After a fantastic morning with the students in Bray, we then followed some little country roads south to Greystones. According to @merrybeau1 we had to make sure we veered left at the tudor building at the top of Bray otherwise we would get lost. A lovely drive along narrow streets with lots of small shopfronts and we were in Greystones.
We followed the road around the coastline and came in to St Brigids via Kimberley Street where we parked in the church car park. The school is in an old convent building but they are gradually moving into some newer classrooms, so lots of packing boxes in the narrow corridors.
We visited three classes and each time Miss W spoke about our country and the students had lots of questions also. In two of the classes, students sang a song in harmony for us to listen to – it sounded fantastic. They also tried to teach Miss W some words in Irish. I think she might need some more lessons though.
After lunch break with the staff, Ms Beausang @merrybeau1, Jane, Miss W and a group of students went for a walk to the Greystones Bear where we had a photo opportunity. Then it was back to Mrs Mooney’s sweet shop to get some jelly snakes and finally back into school for the end of the day.
We headed out to the Firehouse Bakery with Ms Beausang and her husband who has the same surname as Miss W. ‘s convict relative. A lovely chicken sandwich on sourdough bread and a cappuccino before heading back to school for Miss W to get the car and drive us home via the M50 again.
An exhausting day but it was great to meet excellent students in both schools and to hear the harmonious songs by the students at St Brigid’s.
Activity for students
What are some Irish words you think we should learn before we start travelling any further around Ireland?
Leave a comment with the word in English, then Irish then how to pronounce it.