School: Teach Chaoin (C.) (roll number 6681)

Location:
Tagheen, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bríd, Bean Uí Áinlighe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 103

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The teachers did not get a good salary, every pupil had to pay a halfcrown every quarter, they had to pay in advance, and if they hadn't the money, they were sent home until they got it.

The people thought that the teachers were very clever, but they were not as well trained as the teachers nowadays.
My father told me that there was an old man in this village and he could not read ; his son was going to school a few years, so one day he asked him to read. The son began "a lot of black things and a lot of them in it" and he kept saying that for some time, and the father thought he was a great reader so he said to his wife. "Begorra, Biddy, education is a fine thing, I think we will make a priest out of Paddy."

Collector
Kathleen Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Garravlagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mr James Mc Hugh
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Garravlagh, Co. Mayo
Language
English