Schools Day at Enniscoe
An intensive day of fun and study for school children in County Mayo during European Private Heritage Week.
Enniscoe is the last surviving great house in its region and the North Mayo Heritage Centre, museum and family history research unit are all based on the estate. The morning will be spent visiting the house, garden, yards and farm buildings, learning the history of the house, the family and the region, discovering how its use and management developed during the last century, and setting this into context with subjects from the school curriculum.
After a picnic lunch on the shores of Lough Conn the afternoon will be devoted to nature and the environment. Enniscoe is one of sixteen Irish phenology stations, established to study the impact of climate change. Trees and shrubs from the programme will be examined and explained, and research on climate change discussed, before the group returns to the Heritage Centre for a quiz on what they have learned during the day.