By Gerard Hodkinson, 2nd year.
Jim and Paddy were digging in the field,
Looking for potatoes, for their next meal.
Their shovel hit something shiny and bright
A treasure from the past that would set their eyes alight.
“Mom, Dad look what we found, a silver chalice lying in the ground”.
A piece of art created in the past
By ancient craftsmen who knew it would last.
This beautiful chalice made of silver and gold,
Was found to be over 1000 years old.
It was cleaned and polished to look like new
And soon all of Ireland would come to view.
The Ardagh Chalice can now be measured
As one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.
An example of art, created by men
Who’ve long since gone but their memories remain.