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Elizabeth Dempsey History Project

on March 16, 2016

Senior Infants wrote letters to Elizabeth Dempsey. She lives in Sandymount, Co. Dublin. She is 105 years old! She has been awarded special medals from President Michael. D. Higgins and President Mary McAleese for reaching such an amazing age!  Lizzie was in Senior Infants during the 1916 Rising.

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We thought it would be a good idea to interview Elizabeth. The Senior infants wrote letters to Elizabeth to ask her about her life in school and her life during 1916.

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We recorded the interview. Then, we were able to listen to interview in our classrooms! We drew pictures of her and made wonderful projects about Elizabeth’s life!


Elizabeth taught us a lot about life 100 years ago. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Elizabeth teaching us so much!

Our Project

Our Project Display

2 Responses to “Elizabeth Dempsey History Project”

  1. Mary Keane says:

    What a lovely idea. Great work from Senior Infants, lots of lovely writing and drawing. I’m sure Lizzie loved all of your lovely birthday cards and drawings of her. Well done to Ms Mulhern for the great interview! Congratulations to Lizzie! Imagine 105 years old!!!😊

  2. susanne martin says:

    The Children loved this and we all, now, love Lizzie. Thank you Miss Mulhern. Mrs Martin

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