School: Baile Treasna, Caisleán Mumhan (Ballytarsney) (roll number 15970)

Location:
Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Seán Ó Freathaile

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Old Hedge-Schools

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 115

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1869. In the year 1869 Neddy Cullen taught in a hedge-school in Ballytarsna. The school was in a field at present owned by John Gleeson, opposite Michael Loobys beside the main Dublin-Cork road. He taught the pupils to read the first book, taught spelling, and some simple arithmetic.
Two pence per week was his charge for each pupil. Slates and pencils were used, generally roofing slates for houses and the slate pencils were to be had in Cashel.

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Informant
John Dwyer
Gender
male
Address
Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Language
English
Location
Ballytarsna (Hackett)