School: Castlepollard Boys (roll number 5513)

Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
William Coghlan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0721, Page 125

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    Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
  2. There was a hedge school beside Gallagher's Mills at Gilbertstown and at the back of Wade's house. There is no trace of the place where he taught. The teacher's name was Flynn but even the oldest person has little information on the subject.
    A man named Simon Bacon taught in a barn at Milltown. He was a native of the area and was afterwards the schoolmaster in the national school at Milltown. This was situate at Milltown X Roads but there is now no trace of the building. The teacher's son , a man now over 70 years of age, Tom Bacon went to school there.
    There is supposed to have been a school at Grangestown and inhabitants of Kiltoom tell how their grandfathers went to school there. It was run by a teacher named Flood but little else is known
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