We got the information for this project from a variety of sources - written, oral, and from the Internet
Many of these publications deal with Co. Wexford but you will find similar resource material in every county.
The Hawthorn - various editions (published by Rathgarogue Parochial Committee)
A History of Rathgarogue Schools by Mark Codd
Journal of the Taghmon Historical Society - various editions
Journal of the Wexford Historical Society - various editions
All Our Yesterdays by Declan Hassett
Tales from the Hearth - A Rural Childhood in the 1950's by Kay Colfer
A Wexford Childhood 1915-1930 by Mary Finn
Echoes of Poulpeasty edited by Helen Ashdown
Tomhaggard - A Sacred Place published byTomhaggard Heritage Group
Grannies and Grandads were delighted to help with the project and tell the children about their childhood. Some children are lucky enough to have great-grandparents still living. They can remember their parents telling them about the Good Old Days and that brings us back to the 19th century. We learned a lot of stuff that even the teachers didn't know!!!
Thanks to everyone who helped with this project by talking to the children and telling them about "The Good Old Days". Also a big thanks to all who loaned us photographs and other items.
Eileen Walsh, John Madigan, Margo Doyle, Margo Dunne, Jack Mernagh, Mary Cullen, Mary Whitty, Arthur West, June West, Mary Sutton, Joan Malone, Daniel Malone, Larry Furlong, Bridie Ralph, Arty Murphy, Mary Gahan, Jim Merrigan.
The web pages below are a useful source of information on various local history topics. The website of Dungarvan Museum (Co. Waterford) is particularly useful. It contains online books, photographs and downloadable resources.