€12.00 – €85.00
• High quality digital print
• Printed on 350gsm stock
• Rolled prints are delivered in a postal tube
• Mounted prints are delivered flat in a board backed envelope
• Framed prints carefully secured in bubble wrap and cardboard
Part of our latest series of prints is our take on a 1980s Irish National School favourite; Ann & Barry. If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are you learned to read with the help of Ann and Barry, we certainly did! We’re all about Ireland and Irish nostalgia on homebird.ie and with our Ann and Barry Retro series of illustrations we hope we’ve hit the mark.
Simply put, these are two of the most iconic faces from the 1980’s Irish National School Books. Their penchant for jam and cakes (boy they were always hungry!!) and the happy, simple life they led with Mammy and Daddy. They have become part of the collective memory of our first years of school for most Irish people. The CJ Fallon series ran from the beginning to the end of the 1980s, which meant that whole families went through Primary school with Ann and Barry. These titles have become an integral part of Primary school days in Ireland for generations.
In Ireland, a National school is a type of primary school that is financed directly by the State. It is administered jointly by the State, a patron body, and local representatives. There are other forms of primary school. Often private denominational schools attached to secondary schools. Unlike their second level counterparts, these primary level private schools receive no support from the state.
In National schools, most major policies such as the curriculum and teacher salaries and conditions are managed by the State. Minor policies of the school are managed by local people. This is often directed by a member of the clergy, as representative of the patron, through a local board of management. Most primary schools in the Republic of Ireland fall into this category.