School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
P. Ó Dubháin

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at daybreak about 150 men arrived and in one day they dug away the whole plot leaving nothing but a drain.

My father remembers to hear his father saying that there was a hedge school in James Matthews's field in Tully. The field is alongside a by-road and only a few yards from the owner's house. He does not know who taught there.

There was also one in George Gartlan's field in Lannet. The teacher's name was Rooney.

Peadar O Mearáin

The hedge school was in Joe Kelly's field along the Tallanstown road. My grandfather went to school in it and was a fairly good scholar. My father forgot the master's name that was teaching there. For payment they gave the teacher a few shillings and some bread every week.