Category Archives: 2012

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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Some images of the weekend

We’ve previously added some photographs of the history of the Gilson Endowed School here and there were many many more to be seen in the exhibition which was held all over the weekend.  We’ve also now got lots of photos … Continue reading

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What a great weekend!

Well the Laurence Gilson Bicentennial Commemoration weekend is now over.  The committee were delighted at the turnout at all the different events over the three days and especially at the huge turnout for the unveiling of the statuary outside the … Continue reading

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Lots going on in Oldcastle!!

There’s going to be lots of things happeninng in Oldcastle for the Laurence Gilson commemoration over the May Bank Holiday weekend. You can read more about it all here

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