We learned about the general history of Saggart and also the role the mill played in the village for the last three centuries. The children learned about the raw materials that were used to make paper and we even found out that the paper from the 1916 proclamation was made at the Mill as well as the use of steam trains in Ireland, old Irish coins and the Famine and the 'smell of hunger'. 'Mervyn is like a talking library!' as one child described him!
A warm thank you to Mervyn for his time and kindness with the children, he was very patient And also, well done to all the children who listened attentively!