Perhaps there is/was a famous or important person in your area who was connected to a particular event in history –perhaps they were living in a big house or were commemorated by a plaque or a statue. Many of the schools found examples of such local heroes (hammer- thrower, aviator, volunteers, soldiers etc.) It’s worth thinking about the criteria for hero status: for some children their local hero is a great granny who rode a bicycle or baked lovely bread.
Denys Corbett Wilson, Aviation Pioneer
The children investigated the story of an aviator who lived very near Lisnafunchin School in Co. Kilkenny -Denys Corbett Wilson had links with aviation history and also WW1. Visit the Case studies gallery to see Aviation Pioneer, a video of the children talking about his life.
Paddy Ryan, Champion Hammer Thrower
From Nicker NS, Co Limerick comes this family story about an internationally successful athlete with a statue in the village.
See The Champion in the Case Studies Gallery to find out more…