School: Scoil na mBráthar, Portlaoighse

Location:
Port Laoise, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Br. Frampton

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0834, Page 288

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There was a hedge school in Ballydavis in an old lane. A man named Foynes taught in it. During the day he taught on a heap of sand. He made the letters and figures in the sand with scallop. At night he taught in his own house and had a black board with a clap pipe and chalk, Then in the Aitumn his pupils paid him with turf and corn. He taught them every-thing in Irish and so made fine-scholars of them when the people were not allowed to have a school.

Collector
John Keyes
Gender
male
Address
Ballydavis, Co. Laois
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Address
Ballydavis, Co. Laois
Language
English