School: Colehill (C.), Mullingar (roll number 14673)

Colehill, Co. Longford
Kathleen Morris

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 198

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There was a hedge-school in this district because an old woman aged 80 told me that her husband went to a hedge schoolmaster named Peter Kearney, but she did not know where it was situated School was carried on in the farmer barn Benches were fixed up round the wall the door was open and there was no window The only sign of school about it was the blackboard If a man had a family he would keep the hedge schoolmaster for a week free and so on Each child who attended the school paid a penny to the teacher on Monday morning The subjects were spelling numeration reading writing and parsing They called the

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