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- Hedge Schools. 7-3-'38
In olden times there were not as many schools in Ireland as there (is) now. And the people had to walk miles before they could get a Teacher. The Teachers and children used to hide under a hedge or in a cave or in some hiding place where it would not be found out. They had very few books, they had no copies, or pens but they used to leave a slate on their knees and write with a slate pencil. They had no desks or tables they had to sit on stones or sods of turf. They learned reading, writing, and arithmetic.
The teachers were not paid like they are now. The parents used(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.