School: An t-Éadan Mór

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
S. Mac Philib

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0960, Page 204

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(1) There was a hedge school in Derrygola about eighty years ago. The master was a native Irishman and taught all subjects through Irish. He was from Carrickroe and his name was master Treanor. He was paid by cattle and these he sold. In this way he made a little money. The children had no seats but they brought turf with them and sat on them. They had no books but they wrote with a slate and slate pencil.

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(2) There was an old hedge school in Crushe's (Treanor's) barn (Davagh) It is said to have existed about ninety years ago. The subjects were taught through Irish. He was paid with grain and potatoes which he sold. Stones were used for sitting on and slate and slate pencil for writing. The teacher did not lodge in this house but in various houses in the district. There was no blackboard used. The mas (No 1)

Mary Skinnader
Davagh
Emyvale

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Collector
Bridie Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Address
Tamlat, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Mary Mc Kenna
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Tamlat, Co. Monaghan
Language
English