Almost on the site of this present school there was an old schoolhouse near the gate beside a bush on the edge of the lane The roof was thatched and the walls limewashed. It became so bad that the present school had to be built.
Catholics and Protestants came to the old school and there were a lot of children at it.
Master Lee taught the children in it and he was lodged in Mr Cunningham's house. In those days children went to school until they were full grown people.
Irish was not spoken in days gone by. Children used to write on slates with pencils.
- Samuel Sharpe