School: Kerrykeel (roll number 6849)

Location:
Carrowkeel, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1086, Page 190

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No surname stands out with any degree of prominence. There are 24 surnames among the 82 pupils on the School Roll.
'Gallagher' with 8 is the surname most prominent.
McFadden, McGeever, McBride + McAteer come next.
Surnames commencing with Mc are of course very prominent.
In the school register surnames commencing with Mc are almost equal to all the other surnames combined.
New names in the district are Cutliffe, Smyth and Rafferty.
The McBride family have always a boy named Myles.

The majority of the children are dark.
Red is scarce, at the present time there is only one red headed child attending the school.
The majority of the children are blue eyed.

Collector
Séamus Mac Gabhann
Gender
male
Occupation
múinteoir
Informant
Cormac Logue
Gender
male
Age
74
Address
Ranny, Co. Donegal
Language
English

The spelling used to be Carrowkeel.
It was, I understand, changed a number of years ago at the request of the local landlord (the village was Carrowkeel also). The change was

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