School: Kilcullen (B.)

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

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The Hedge-Schools of Long Ago

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 16_004

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Long ago in the days of the "Penal Laws" when education was forbidden, the people used to be taught secretly. These schools were called "Hedge" schools because they were generally held outside in the open.
There was an old school in Halvestown long ago which was taught by Mrs Doran. It is now only a sweet shop.

Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Informant
Miss Doran
Gender
female
Age
36
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English