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The Suir Valley
The Suir Valley is an environmentally based school
project tracing the journey of the River Suir from its source
at the foot of the Silvermines to its entry to the sea at Cheekpoint
on the Estuary, a journey of more than 114 kms. The Suir
is Ireland's second longest river.
The reader is introduced to the traditional crafts of fishing,
boat making, basketry, milling synonomous with the Suir.
South Kilkenny and Waterford are regions steeped in history from
the early Viking settlements at Reginalds Tower to the Norman
Invasion which was to change the course of Irish History.
Later the French Huguenots introduced the art of weaving, lace,
glove making, milling and the famous "bla", traditional
Today Monastic settlements and fortified castles bear testimony
to our rich and ancient past.