School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 192

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 192

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    day twelve months. Another old saying the people have about St. Bridget's day is that you can throw the candle and candle-stick away because the evenings are getting longer and brighter.
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  2. Long ago the people were supposed to have no schools and they used to have them in houses in places away from the town. They had one in Billamore in a little house belonging to James Donnellan. In Maghera they used to have a school in a house belonging to Mick Walsh and Mrs. Darcy and Bartlien na n-uibeaca as they call him were teaching them. They had other schools in other places. They used to write on a slate with a slate pencil. They had many teachers the most important were:
    Barbara Conneely The Bridge
    Maggie Walsh The Bridge
    Annie and Katie Joyce Knockillaree
    Bartlien Brigid Séamus
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    1. objects
      1. man-made structures
        1. buildings
          1. schools (~4,094)
    Nora Walsh
    Oughterard, Co. Galway