School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 304

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In the townland of Gragernagh Parish of Aughnamullen East you can see the remains of an old thatched school. The teacher was Master Mc Mahon, a very tall man and was nick named the "Raker." He died about seventy years ago. The scholars took turf with them to school and always kept a good fire. I think there are more of them living now except old Mrs Hand of Sragh. He was a good teacher, wrote songs and poetry and I believe that some of his works are still preserved by his grand daughter Mrs Mary Duffy of Greagh. He was a favourite with all classes and I often heard them refer to him as the kind old "Raker".

Collector
Mary Mc Entee
Gender
female
Address
Mullanary Cortannel, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Edward Gorman
Gender
male
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Language
English