my special place
My name is Eimear Peyton and I live in Ballyvolane, Cork city. To me, Cork
is the best place ever. You never have to worry about war or terrorist at-
tacks. Cork is a very peaceful place compared to Iraq. I would never ever
move to a different country when I’m older because I love the safe wonder-
ful place I come from, Cork. I love hearing about my mam and dad’s and
grandfather’s old stories.
Just recently my school, Sunday’s Well Girls’ National School, became 170
years old and all of my class came together and made a project. I got loads
of information from all my aunts and uncles as all fifteen of them came to
Sunday’s Well. I was really proud of my family as all my cousins also came
to my school (I’ve lost count).
Last year I was really looking forward to Cork 2005 as I knew that there
would be lots of celebration going on. I love going into town and looking
around at the Cork 2005 decorations and people busy working hard at their
job. You would never stop and think of how lucky we are to have food,
water and houses.
Cork has changed an awful lot since the 1800s and 1900s. My grandfather,
Denis Forde, is now 76 and is working on a project on Henry Ford. He is
aiming to have a new flyover named after him. This is also something I love
to hear about. On his project he has a picture of mothers standing outside
their doors with babies in their arms with cloths instead of Pampers. You
would never see something like that growing up nowadays. It’s much bet-
ter. We can go to the park and look forward to the Lord Mayor coming to
our school and getting homework off and a half-day.
My school is very interested in history and I hope it will stay that way and
that I can tell my children and grandchildren my stories. Please God!
growing up in cork 2005
Sunday’s Well GNS
Picture - Megan Moynihan
North Presentation Primary School