School: Aclint, Ardee (roll number 2138)

Location:
Aclint, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Neill

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Written by Jane Beylan on th 7 December 1938
Told by Mrs Beylan on 6th December 1938
Reaghstown,
Ardee.


Long ago there were Hedge school-master's as they were then called; they used to teach in a barn or out house the way they were paid was one penny per week from each scholar, and in some cases the Land-Lords used to helf to pay, there was one of those sclools in Carrickrobin near Dundalk and the teacher's name was Mullholand there would be over one hundred in the school, there were no desks or seats. They had seats made of straw, they wrote on slates with a frame of wood round them they used to write on slates on their knees, and that was in the year 1860.
Written by Rose Rooney on 7th Dec, 1938
told by Mrs Campbell on 6th Dec, 1938
Reaghstown,
Ardee

Collector
Jane Boylan
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Boylan
Gender
female
Address
Reaghstown, Co. Louth
Language
English