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Education for Imagination – some of the events happening this year!

EDUCATION FOR IMAGINATION! The theme for the second annual Laurence Gilson Summer School is ‘Education for Imagination!’ The school, held in Oldcastle, Co. Meath will run from Friday 10th May to Sunday 12th May.  Building on the success of last … Continue reading

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Education for Imagination!

‘Education for Imagination!’ is the theme for the 2013 Laurence Gilson Summer School which will take place in Oldcastle, over the weekend of  May 10, 11 and 12. A thesauras offers the following alternatives for ‘imagination’: Creativity Enterprise Ingenuity Inspiration … Continue reading

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First Laurence Gilson Summer School a success

The first Laurence Gilson Summer School was a great success and from the feedback we’ve had so far, enjoyed by all who attended. (Read the full report here: Report on Gilson Summer School 2012) In what may turn out to … Continue reading

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Laurence Gilson Summer School line-up taking shape

The Laurence Gilson Commemoration Association is working hard at putting together a weekend which will be attractive to a wide range of people with an interest in education – academics, students, parents, teachers – as well as the many adults in … Continue reading

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Announcing the Laurence Gilson Summer School 2012

The Laurence Gilson Commmemoration Committee is pleased to announce the first Laurence Gilson Summer School which will take place in Oldcastle, Co. Meath from 25-27 May, 2012. In keeping with the legacy of Laurence Gilson this Summer School will have … Continue reading

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C.R. Cockerell & the architecture of Gilson Endowed School

On the Saturday night of the weekend of celebrations, architect and former pupil of the Gilson Endowed School Liam Tuite, gave a presentation on life and work of the architect CR Cockerell who was commissioned by LW Naper to build … Continue reading

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Talks and walks

Laurence Gilson’s legacy to Oldcastle was the gift of education.  By leaving such a large sum of money to endow the school that bears his name, Gilson ensured that generations of children from Oldcastle and the surrounding area received an education … Continue reading

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