School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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Old Schools

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0486

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Old schools existed in my district a long time ago. There were two old schools in the townland of Dunbeakin. One of these was where Mrs Rogers lives at present and the other one where John Thomas McGee lives There was one in Ballyes where John Loftus is living at present and another old school at St Mary's Church Kilmacshalgan. Mr. Cavanagh and Mrs. Harte taught in the two schools in Dunbeakin and Larry Hunt taught in the other two schools. These teachers were not strangers but lived in their own residences. The Government paid some of these teachers and others were paid by the Representives of the Church Body. The subjects that were taught were History, Geography and Arithmetic. There was no Irish taught in these local schools. There were books used and pen, pencil and slate also but there were no blackboards.

Collector
Ada Nic Uait
Gender
female
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Informant
Séumus Mac Uait
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Language
English