In addition to the hedge schools already mentioned in these notes there were:1) A school at Ballinamona taught by Maggie Roache ('Reddy' attended this school)2) A school at Ballinahask in Larry Kirwan's field opposite where John Leary now lives, conducted by a Mr. Moore.(?)3) Larry Doyle's Barn in the same locality4) A hedge school run by a Mr. Kenny at the 'Pound' Ballyvaldon.5) One at Gurraun by a Richard Stuart
* * *1) As regards no 1 'Reddy' says it was conducted much like the Nat. Schools of the present day. The juniors wrote 'in pencil' the seniors 'in ink.' There was a black-board he remembers improvised desks. There was no going by Time Table. Fees were paid according to age, he himself paying 2 /. per quater when a big boy.
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- Reddy Fitzimons
- Ballymacsimon, Co. Wexford