Com­pe­ti­tion sees 1,900 kids bring colour back to Moatville House

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Ge­orgina O’Gor­man of Charleville Her­itage So­ci­ety in con­junc­tion with the an­nual Fes­ti­val of His­tory at­tracted 1,900 en­tries from chil­dren in schools in the lo­cal area.

They were asked to colour an out­line of the Moatville House on Charleville’s Lim­er­ick Road, which dates back to the early 1800’s.

The out­line of the house was drawn by art stu­dent Ge­orgina O’Gor­man and dis­trib­uted to the schools by Eve­lyn O’Ke­effe of Charleville Her­itage So­ci­ety. The prizes were pre­sented to the chil­dren who coloured in the win­ning en­tries by Martin Roberts of the vis­it­ing Croes­goch Her­itage So­ci­ety from Wales, at Charleville Li­brary on last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The win­ners were: Faye White from Mil­ford Na­tional School, aged five years; Luke McAuliffe from St. Joseph’s School Charleville, aged 6 years; Lau­ren McAuliffe from Shan­drum School, aged 7 years; Lexie O’Hal­lo­ran from Shan­drum School, aged 8 years; Emily Mur­phy from Ballya­gran School, aged 10 years, Jenny Ken­neally from St. Anne’s School, Charleville, aged 11 years, and Michael Cox from C.B.S. Pri­mary School, Charleville, aged 12 years.

Moatville House is presently the sub­ject of talks be­tween the own­ers, Kerry Group plc, and Charleville Her­itage So­ci­ety and Charleville Cham­ber, with a view to the for­mer gift­ing the build­ing to the lat­ter for the ben­e­fit of the lo­cal com­mu­nity. The talks are at an ad­vanced stage and hope­fully will be com­pleted by the end of this year.

The house is of con­sid­er­able his­toric value to Charleville as it is built in the vicin­ity of the orig­i­nal Charleville House, which was erected by Roger Boyle af­ter he founded Charleville in 1661. Charleville House was burned by the Duke of Ber­wick dur­ing the Wil­liamite War in 1691.

The win­ners in the schools colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Ge­orgina O’Gor­man (right) pic­tured at Charleville Li­brary with Ian Doyle, chair­man Heri­itage So­ci­ety.

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