School: Drumkerl

Drumkerril, Co. Cavan
Ml. Mac Aoidh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0970, Page 181

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40. Local Hedge Schools.
(a) One was situated in Drumbo (Killeshandra). A small field there is still called Clarke's garden,because long ago a man named Clarke taught there.
(b) Another hedge-school was situated in Deranfield about a quarter of a mile from Drummerdannan. Its ruins are visible yet. A schoolmaster name of Murphy taught there.
(c) Another hedge-school was situated in Kilnaglare (Ballyligh). All these were built after the same mode. A mud cabin was built against the ditch, stones or earthen benches for seats and clay or rushes for the floor.