School: Ovens (C.) (roll number 5985)

Location:
Ovens, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Maud Mc Guire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0345, Page 370

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Another hedge school was carried on in Lockinareague. It was the last hedge school carried on in Ovens, prior to the building of the present National School, which was founded about 111 years ago. The teacher's name was Michael Hegarty. Hedge schools were also carried on at Mylane & at Kilcrea Cross.
"Owen Máistir" was one of the teachers at Mylane. A Mr. Michael Hynn taught a small number in a cottage at Killumney. The descendants of the latter resided in Killumney up to eleven years ago, when the last descendant of a long line of hedge schoolmasters, who followed the occupation of National Teacher - Mr john Hynn (now deceased) went to reside in Cork.

Informant
Miah Mc Carthy
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Clashanaffrin, Co. Cork
Language
English