Our County, Egypt Now and Then

Age: 8,9
Project Year: 2011-12

Project on Egypt Then and Now

We divided the class into 6 groups of 8 and 9 children. The Project was divided into sections for the different groups.

  • Co Monaghan Towns and villages.
  • Activities for tourists. Where to stay and eat.
  • School tours around Monaghan.
  • Angling and fishing.  
  • Egypt Now Location.
  • Tourist attractions.
  • River Nile.
  • Facts about Cairo.
  • The weather.
  • Egyptian houses.
  • Egypt Then Egyptian hierarchy.
  • Gods and godesses.
  • Funerals and mummies.
  • Writing and hieroglyphics.
  • Farming.
  • Clothing and jewellery.  


Wall display on fishing in C0. Monaghan

Wall display on fishing in Co. Monaghan


Face to face:

The venue for the face to face meeting was the Titanic Experience, Belfast. We met and our 6 class groups got togther with the corresponding group from Portglenone who talked with each other about the different projects. We had a very enjoyable lunch together. It was great to meet them.

Titanic Experience



This took place 3 times during the year, 1st time before Christmas, 2nd time before Easter and just before we met in Belfast.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Ballybay Co.Monaghan
    Age Group: 8,9
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Cullybackey Road Portglenone BT44 8AF
    Age Group: 8,9
    Type: Primary

Media Gallery

For Dissolving Boundaries Day 2014 we invited schools to send us short video recordings that show what DB means to them. We've pieced these together into a movie!

A documentary about linking schools through ICT; case studies of cross-border links between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the Dissolving Boundaries programme and in Israel through the TEC program.


School Participation

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