School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 386

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In former times hedge schools were common in this district. The local names for them were schools. The schools were held in barns. They were held indoors. One of them was situated in the townland of Culitbo, and the other in the townland of Barnacarrol. The names of the teachers were Mr. McLoughlin, Mr. Mannion and Mr. Curley.
Schools were not carried on in farmers' houses. They were paid twopence a week from every pupil and from that they got their food. The subjects taught in the hedge schools were English reading, English spelling sometimes Arithmetic and Irish Cathechish. The Arithmetic was done with a slate and quill pen or sometimes slate pencils were used. Irish

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Collector
Nora Mc Nicholas
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Mc Nicholas
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Curneen, Co. Mayo
Language
English