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- There was a hedge school at Bawnmore cross and John Cremin was the teacher. The school was an old house owned by Dan Guinee.
There was another hedge school in Ballybahallow in the house owned now by Mrs W J O' Connor and the teacher was Kerry Horan. The subjects taught there were arithmetic, reading and writing. They wrote on slates with pencils Irish was spoken also. There was a book called "Reading Made Easy" and the Arithmetic was called Rule Four. The children sat on stones and they had a black board. The teachers remained a long time in each district. The children brought the teacher his dinner. The children took a penny every week.
That is how the teachers(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.