School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 272

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One time a man named James Gallagher taught school in the townland of Laghey-bar under a rock.

All the scholars were over 20 years of age. They learned how to read and write. They wrote on slates with bits of stones.
The master had one book and every scholar took his turn in reading out of it. They had seats made of rocks.
Every scholar brought the master something for his trouble.
This master had only one hand and the people called him “Fisty”.

Collector
Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh
Gender
male
Age
13
Informant
Miss Nanny Carbin
Gender
female
Age
92
Address
Skreen, Co. Donegal
Language
English