Drawing on documents, photographs and objects, this exhibition explores the history of education in the Newry and Mourne area. The provision of education including the role of private schools in the 19th century, the introduction and impact of National Schools, the influence of religious denominations in local education and changes introduced by legislation are examined.
The range of artefacts on display provide this exhibition with a strong reminiscence element for older people while giving children and young people an insight into school life in by-gone days.
Artefacts of special interest include early 20th century material from Newry Technical College, drawing and exercise books from St. Colman’s School in Kilkeel, promotional postcards from St. Colman’s College in Newry dating from the 1920s and photographs and badges from Newry Grammar School and banner from St. Clare’s Convent Primary School.
10:30 - 16:30
Education in Newry and Mourne: an historical perspective