School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 232

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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.

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.

Collector
Thomas Bellew
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Informant
Pádraig Ó Bheilliú
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Language
English