Through The Mists of Time

“Through The Mists of Time” is a collection of stories and interviews written by Sancta Maria Transition Year Students 1996/97 and 1999. It was the result of the Bunratty Story Project which was an innovative development in bringing education out of the classroom and into the community. It enabled students to develop a greater appreciation of their roots through learning about the life experiences of their own extended family and neighbour’s. As well as learning various new skills while writing the stories, bonds of friendships were formed between young and old. The “storytellers” took the student not just into their homes but into their lives and in many cases relived with them distant memories in great detail. These wonderful stories are now our legacy to pass on through the generations. Here are five stories taken from transition students in May 1999.

Since the publication of these stories some of the storytellers have sadly passed away. May their kind souls rest in peace.