School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 017

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About forty years ago there was a classical school held in the barn belonging to Patrick Masterson, Formulagh, Moyne, Co. Cavan. The teacher's name who taught in this school was Larry Duffy and the wages he got was ten shillings a quarter. There was nothing to sit on in this barn only planks. Boys would think nothing of walking nine or ten miles to this school. One boy in particular walked from Corn-hill and he became a bishop afterwards in the U.S.A. Bishop Heslin was his name. There was another school held in a byre in Ciltycreevagh and the first that would be in would have to let out the cows and clean it before starting school.

Collector
Bridget Reynolds
Gender
female
Age
15
Address
Camagh, Co. Longford
Informant
James Reynolds
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Camagh, Co. Longford
Language
English