Forgotten Objects Competition: Junior Infants - 2nd class winners

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

1st Prize – Younger art category

By Callum O’Donnell, 1st class, Esker National School, Athenry, Co. Galway.


1st Prize – Younger written category

By Megan Hickey, 2nd class, Esker National School, Athenry, Co. Galway.


2nd Prize – Younger art category

Keys and a tin of paint issued by The Land Commission in 1930s: They were my Granddads Tony Berry from a very long time ago. It was the Key to his first house and the tin of paint used in 1931.

By Finnian John Berry, Senior Infants, Ballintubber N.S., Claremorris, Co. Mayo.


2nd Prize – Younger written category

Forgotten Objects

My great-granddad won a sugar bowl and cream jug in 1905 when he was ten years old playing cards. When he married my great-granny he gave them to her. My granny remembers her mum using them when they had visitors and my mum remembers her granny using them when she stayed in her granny’s house on her holidays. My granny has them now and she keeps them safe because they have very special memories of her dad and mum, I hope that someday granny will give them to my mum and she will give them to me.

By Ava Lane, 2nd class, Esker National School, Athenry, Co. Galway.