Location, Location, Location
Cabury's prime location, on the banks of the Garavogue River, allows us to integrate many areas of the curriclum with the local, natural environment. Sligo Abbey,only a stone's throw away, provides an historical feast, dating back to 1253. Trips to The Famine Graveyard unveil the past as pupils discover the story behind "An Faoin Sceach" sculpture. Pupils gain a wealth of knowledge, incorporating Literacy, Geography and History, with a visit to Yeats' Grave in Drumciffe, right at the foot of Benbulben.
We are also privileged to have Doorly Park on our doorstep. This allows for all season nature trails, uncovering the various plants in bloom and roaming wildlife. This greatly enhances the learning objectives of Social, Environmental and Scientific Education.
We also have many gems nearby to complement the Arts Curriculum. The Hawk's Well Theatre hosts a disverse programme of arts and drama, suitable for all classes. The Model, located on The Mall, is one of Ireland's leading centres for The Arts. The pupils of Carbury can explore the wide range of exhibitions that take place during the year. The Model boasts an excellent Education Programme for schools, where pupils can avail of school tours, film screenings and on-line learning.
Carbury has close links with the local library and we are often invited to story-telling sessions. It is also a haven for children to delve in and lose themselves in the written word.