School: Inistioge (C.) (roll number 5319)

Location:
Inis Tíog, Co. Chill Chainnigh
Teacher:
Máire de Róiste
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 239

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  1. There lived in Fiddawn a hedge school master whose name was Mr. Aglinn. He lived in an old cabin on Mr. Lesters farm. He taught nothing but the Irish language to his pupils, as that time they all had the Irish tongue.
    He could only teach his pupils in the late hours of night and two hours of day-break. Instead of candles they used rush lights. While he taught his pupils he had always one of them to watch lest any invasion. He used to go to the pupils homes for his support and lodging. He was commonly known as the "Poor Schoolar".
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