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- In olden times schools were forbiden and there was no school masters allowed in any County.
Parents would not be allowed to educate their children and by this it was hoped to make the Irish poor and ignorant.
There was no trained teachers or assistants then, but clever and intelligent people, who came from different parts of the country to teach the children in secret. In a cave or by a hedge or some(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.