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- About fifty years ago there was a school at the bottom of Kingsland hill. At the present day the school is on the top of the hill. Beside this school now is built a post office owned by Mrs. Drury, and she has this old school as a barn. It was a very small school not near as large as the school we have at present. About sixty years ago there were a lot more scholars going to school than at the present day. This school accommodated over 100 scholars. The master that taught those scholars was very cross. His name was Master Naughton. He was a lame man and he used always carry a stick with him.In those days there were no desks. When the scholars were writing their copies they had to leave them on their knees. They had no steel pens either. In those days quill pens were the only sort of pens that were to be had in Ireland. The master used to spent half of his day pointing these quills. Master Naughton turned out famous scholars and many of them took high positions in Ireland.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.