€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 these Irish National School noodle headed favourites; Tara and Ben. Chances are you learned to read with the help of Tara and Ben – ask your Mammy as you were only in Junior Infants! We’re all about Ireland and Irish nostalgia on homebird.ie and with our Tara and Ben series of illustrations we hope we’ve hit the mark.
Two iconic faces from your early years in the Irish National School system. Tara and Ben have become part of the collective memory of our first years of school for most Irish people. Part of the CJ Fallon Sunbeams series, which meant that whole families went through Primary school with Tara and Ben. From Trouble with the Robot or The Lost Key, 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.