School: Baile an Chaisil B.

Location:
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál de Búrca

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 560

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About forty years ago there was a school in Palmhill. It was one storey in height, built with stones and roofed with thatch. The teacher's name was Bridget Henry. Her dwelling house was attached to the school. Every scholar had to bring a bundle of straw each year to thatch the school. It was the custom that every scholar had to bring two sods of turf each morning. Long ago the teachers were teaching school in the farmers' houses. The attendance of pupils at school every day was about thirty and forty.

Collector
Peter Pryal
Gender
male
Address
Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs Martin Pryal
Gender
female
Age
58
Address
Ballyglass, Co. Mayo
Language
English