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

Colehill, Co. Longford
Kathleen Morris

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0750, Page 199

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Arithmetic they used a Goff and Voster and the reading book was called a Reada ma daisy (Reading made easy) Writing was done with quill pens The old people had a machine for making the quills They had the first second a sequel a third and fourth book When you reached the fourth standard no matter how long you went to school after wards you continued to read the same book Sometimes they read the same book for five years They wrote their copies on their knees. They had inkwells called tubes if you turned them up side down they would not spill They had a leather band around the inkwell and a strap out of it There was a hole in the strap and they buttoned it to a button in their coats on dresses