School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Old Hedge-Schools

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 01_003

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Long ago people had to learn out behind the hedges because the English would not allow the people to have schools. They used to learn Irish, and catechism. By doing so they were much liked by the people. Scholars used to teach the people. They used to write on slates with slate pencils.

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Collector
Labhrás Ó Néill
Gender
male
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Nicholastown, Co. Kildare
Language
English