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Newtowncunningham National School No 2, Allsaints, Co Donegal

(Submitted by Patrick Proctor NTC NS no 2 circa 1907, teacher Cecilia McConville. Select to enlarge)

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Thanks to Patrick, the Donegal County Archives and Boyd for their help

 

Below are extracts from the District Inspector's Observation Book and Registers - the originals of both can be viewed at the Donegal County Archives in Lifford

 

I have included all that is in what appears to be the 'new' school registers - only fragments remain of the 'old' registers

 

Extracts from the District Inspector's Observation Book ~ Register of Boys (1902-12) ~ Register of Girls (1911-12)

District Inspector's Observation Book

Circuit 2, Section A, Roll No 11122, Newtowncunningham (2) National School - School Staff

Date of Birth Name Position Religion Married or not? Date of Appt Here Date of Appt Under Board Age When Appt Here When & Where Trained Class/Grade Note
                     
  Thomas McBrearty Prin             3 Principal Teacher 1877
                     
  Denis Gallagher Prin     Feb 1882 Mar 1855     1 Died 1890
                     
2 Mar 1862 John E O'Neill Prin RC Yes 4/1890 7/1879 28 1887 & 1888, St Patrick's 1 See 1901 census Newtowncunningham
                     
21 Jun 1879 Cecilia McConville Monitor RC No 7/1892         See 1901 census Moyle
  Cecilia McConville Asst RC No 1/1900 1/1898 20   3  
  Cecilia McDaid Asst RC Yes            
                     
13 Jul 1891 Mary Devine O'Neill Monitor RC No 7/1907 7/1907 15     Dau of Principal John E O'Neill
  Mary D O'Neill Asst RC No 1 Oct 1913 2/1912     3 See 1901 census Newtowncunningham
                     
15 Aug 1896 Connell Cunningham Prin RC No 20 Apr 1925 22 Oct 1919 28 1917-19, St Patrick's Drum?    
  Connell Cunningham Prin RC Yes            
                     
14 Jun 1906 Bridget O'Beirne 2nd Asst RC No 7 Jul 1927 1 Sep 1922 21 1925-27, Caryeford, Backrack?    
                     
8 Nov 1903 John Rainey Prin RC No 14 Dec 1928 25 Jan 1926 25 1923-25, De La Salle College    
                     
28 Feb 1908 Mary Gallagher Asst RC No 14 Jul 1930 14 Jul 1930 22 1928-30, Hull    
                     

Examined from 11:10 to 4:15, 13th day of April 1877

Principal - Thomas McBrearty

Class 1 - Very fair in general

Class 2 - Reading is poor. There is great improvement in the answering in subject of lessons but not much improvement in the repetition of poetry.

Class 3 - Reading but middling. Knowledge of lesson poor (?) and repetition of poetry fair.

Class 4 - Fair

Class 5 - Fair

 

Writing

Presentation - The writing in copybooks is not at all creditable

Dictation Exercises - Very fair

Suggestions - Pupils should be made to initiate the headline and to take more care the the writing.

 

Arithmetic

Slate Exercise - Good in first lesson of third classes. The written exercises of the other classes are not yet ?

Mental & Theory - Very fair

 

Grammar & Geography

Grammar - Poor

Geography - Middling

 

Extra Branches, Needlework &c

Needlework very fair

 

General Observations

Care should be taken to avoid erasures in Roll Book. Any day on which there is not secular (?) instruction for ? ? and should not be included ? the ? to qualify for examination.

 

Signed Jo Bole, Inspector

 

Inspected from 12:0 to 2:40, 14th day of November 1889

 

Principal teacher - Denis Gallagher

 

The registers are incomplete - ages, residence, date of entry &c wanting in a large number of cases.

There should be no alterations of figures in the a?es. This, notwithstanding Mr Hamilton's remark on the preceding page, is often the case in the Daily Report Book.

The Inscription needs repainting.

The maps are badly kept - the first step toward their destruction - the removal of the rollers - having been taken in the case of the maps of the World & the Brit Isles - although comparatively new.

 

The proficiency as far as I have gone into it, is low - not I should surmise from want of regularity and industry on the teacher's part, as from want of method and good discipline and order. I was surprised to find the teacher giving a reading lesson without giving an example of reading, taking the children in order instead of promiscuously (so as to keep up their attention) &c. But, above all, I was amazed to hear loud whistling pass apparently unnoticed by the master : not to mention other disciplinal defects.

 

On these and other matters of scholastic importance the teacher should consult Dr Joyces Manual of Method (New Edition) : and put what there is set forth into practice.

 

Examined from 10:30 to 3:10, 2nd day of October 1890

 

This examination, from various causes, including chiefly the death of Mr Gallagher, was postponed.

The school will need much working up, especially in the written work.

 

Examined from 12:50 to 3:25, 12th day of March 1900

 

Principal teacher - John E O'Neill

Assistant - Cecilia McConville, class 3/2, appointed 1 Jan 1900 to school, and Jan 1898 under Board

 

Results Examination

43.33 examined

WJ Browne

District Inspector

 

Visited from 12:45 - 2, 27 Feb 1901

 

78 present

 

The walls need whitewashing or wainscotting.

The new timetable needs some alteration. Only some subject such as writing that requires little speaking should be taken up at the same time as singing. The juniors were at writing when drawing was on the time-table.

Discipline very fair. Drill fair.

In the senior division only a few pupils have made much progress with signing and care is needed to prevent them singing harshly.

The girls should all have thimbles when at sewing.

R Heron, Inspector

 

6 Aug 1901

 

Some attempt should be made to reclaim the plot in front - it is an eyesore at present.

T Eardley

 

 

School Registers

 

Register of Boys (1902-12)

Complete Register Nos 1 to 100 inclusive

 

Date of Entrance Register No Name Date of Birth Religion Townland Father's Occupation Previous School
               
28 May 1907 44 Barbour, William   RC Munfad Labourer  
29 May 1911 91 Baxter, Alexander 8 Aug 1905 RC Gortree Labourer  
30 May 1910 70 Baxter, Edward 15 Oct 1903 RC Gortree Labourer  
11 Oct 1910 79 Boyle, Edward James 7 Oct 1901 RC NTCunningham Sergeant RIC ?bleshannagh, Monaghan
10 Oct 1910 77 Boyle, Hugh 11 Sep 1907 RC NTCunningham Sergeant RIC  
25 Jul 1910 74 Boyle, Thomas 20 Aug 1905 RC NTCunningham Sergeant RIC  
3 Apr 1905 16 Bradley, Edward 13 Jan 1898 RC Castleblaugh Labourer  
27 May 1907 42 Brogan, John 13 Jan 1899 RC Drumlogher Labourer Monreagh
17 Oct 1910 80 Brogan, Matthew 20 May 1902 RC Drumlogher Labourer Churchtown
5 Apr 1910 67 Burke, Anthony 2 Jan 1906 RC Plaister Contractor  
5 May 1903 4 Burke, Leslie   RC Plaister Labourer  
22 May 1911 90 Burke, Robert 15 Aug 1904 RC Gortree Labourer  
22 Oct 1907 51 Burke, Thomas 17 Sep 1901 RC Blanketnook Labourer  
29 May 1911 92 Burke, Thomas 23 Nov 1902 RC Gortree Labourer  
Nov 1908 58 Burke, William 8 Mar 1903 RC Murlog Labourer  
Nov 1911 98 Callaghan, Charles 28 Nov 1905 RC Bohillion Labourer  
9 May 1911 88 Callaghan, John 28 Jan 1902 RC Ballylawn Labourer Balleighan
14 May 1911 89 Callaghan, Patrick 1 Jan 1904 RC Ballylawn Labourer Balleighan
28 May 1906 29 Campbell, William   RC Castleforward Labourer Carrowen
25 Sep 1911 94 Canning, John 8 Feb 1905 RC Keshends Smith  
1 Jun 1910 71 Coll, Edward 15 Aug 1898 RC Castleforward Labourer Balleighan
7 Jul 1903 6 Conaghan, Edward 30 Aug 1898 RC Ballyhaskey Tailor  
4 Jul 1905 24 Conaghan, Samuel 13 Mar 1898 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
18 Apr 1910 68 Conaghan, William James 28 Oct 1905 RC Ballyhaskey Tailor  
25 Sep 1911 95 Cook, Dan   IC NTCunningham Shoemaker  
22 Nov 1909 64 Crossan, William 5 Apr 1899 RC Castleforward Labourer Burt
5 Dec 1910 82 Curran, Dan 1 Oct 1905 RC Drumay Labourer  
23 Nov 1909 65 Curran, Francis 28 Feb 1902 RC Dooish Labourer  
26 May 1907 40 Curran, William 27 Sep 1900 RC Dooish Labourer  
22 May 1905 18 Devenny, John   RC Tonyhabuick Labourer  
22 Apr 1911 83 Devenny, Joseph 25 Jun 1904 RC Tonyhabuick Labourer  
4 Jun 1907 43 Devlin, Ambrose 15 Apr 1901 RC Ballybegley Publican  
1 May 1911 86 Doran, James 28 Jan 1904 RC Veagh Labourer  
16 May 1906 28 Doran, Robert   RC Veagh Farmer Balleighan
1 May 1911 85 Doran, William 28 Jan 1904 RC Veagh Labourer  
25 Jul 1910 75 Dougal, William Anthony 11 Jun 1904 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
21 Oct 1907 50 Duddy, Charles   RC Drumbuoy Widow Burt
17 Oct 1907 49 Duddy, Robert   RC Drumbuoy Widow Burt
22 Apr 1911 84 Duffy, Francis 6 May 1905 RC Drumbuoy Labourer  
12 Feb 1908 53 Duffy, John 13 Feb 1901 RC Tullyannan Labourer  
31 May 1904 14 Duffy, Neal   RC Tullyannan Labourer  
21 Jan 1907 34 Duffy, Robert 6 Aug 1900 RC Drumbuoy Labourer  
Jan 1912 100 Duffy, William 17 Aug 1904 RC Crieve Labourer  
8 Nov 1909 63 Duffy, William   RC Grange Labourer Burt
11 Mar 1907 35 Gallagher, Hugh 16 Jan 1901 RC Mullaney Labourer  
13 Jul 1908 57 Gallagher, James 7 Aug 1901 RC Crieve Labourer  
May 1909 60 Gallagher, Robert   RC Castleblaugh Carter  
26 Jun 1905 22 Gallagher, William   RC Mulaney Labourer Burt
1 May 1911 87 Gallagher, William 20 Jul 1903 RC Portlough Labourer  
23 Apr 1906 27 Glackin, Anthony Feb 1901 RC Ballyhaskey Flesher  
21 Jun 1909 62 Glackin, Patrick 17 Jan 1904 RC Ballyhaskey Flesher  
16 Aug 1910 76 Hannigan, Edward 27 Dec 1903 RC NTCunningham Fitter St Columba's, Derry
10 Oct 1910 78 Hannigan, William James 16 Apr 1899 RC NTCunningham Fitter St Columba's, Derry
2 Apr 1906 26 Harkin, Bernard   RC Drumay Labourer  
24 Oct 1906 32 Harkin, James   RC Moyle Labourer  
4 May 1908 54 Haughey, Charles 24 Mar 1903 RC Ballyhaskey Labourer  
22 May 1905 17 Kelly, Daniel   RC Castleforward Labourer  
24 May 1909 61 Kelly, Joseph 28 May 190? RC Castleforward Labourer  
26 Nov 1907 52 Loughrey, Dan   RC Crieve Labourer  
5 Aug 1902 2 Loughrey, William   RC Drumay Labourer  
11 Mar 1907 36 Lynch, Bernard 25 Jun 1896 RC Killyverry Labourer Tooban
13 Mar 1907 37 Lynch, James 30 Aug 1894 RC Killyverry Labourer Tooban
Jan 1912 99 Martin, Bernard 17 Aug 1904 RC Dooish Labourer  
14 Nov 1910 81 Martin, Charles 28 Jun 1903 RC Gortree Labourer  
4 Jun 1906 30 Martin, Edward 28 Aug 1898 RC Dooish Labourer  
5 Aug 1907 47 Martin, Edward 9 Feb 1898 RC Gortree Labourer St Augustin's, Lanark
20 May 1907 39 Martin, James 11 May 1902 RC Dooish Labourer  
5 Aug 1907 48 Martin, James 15 Jan 1900 RC Gortree Labourer St Augustin's, Lanark
20 May 1907 38 Martin, John 24 May 1900 RC Dooish Labourer  
May 1909 59 McClintock, Alexander 1 Aug 1902 RC Moneygreggan Widow  
3 Oct 1905 25 McClintock, John 3 Oct 1899 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
29 Sep 1902 3 McClintock, Samuel   RC NTCunningham Labourer  
2 Oct 1911 96 McClintock, William Anthony 18 Sep 1904 RC NTCunningham Widow  
23 May 1910 69 McCormack, John Joseph 11 Jul 1901 RC Heath Hill Labourer Waterside Boys, Derry
4 Jul 1910 72 McDaid, Hugh 16 Dec 1905 RC Moyle Labourer  
4 May 1908 55 McDaid, John Columba 9 Jun 1901 RC Castleblaugh Farmer  
6 May 1908 56 McDaid, Patrick 24 Jun 1902 RC Castleblaugh Farmer  
23 May 1904 13 McDowell, William   RC Slob Labourer  
9 Jul 1907 45 McFadden, John 31 May 1899 RC Killyverry Labourer  
5 Oct 1903 7 McGeady, Alexander   RC Derrpark Labourer  
23 May 1905 20 McGinty, Hugh   RC Ruskey Labourer  
22 May 1905 19 McGinty, Thomas   RC Ruskey Labourer  
12 Apr 1904 10 McGrory, Edward 6 Apr 1898 RC Mumfad Labourer  
13 Jun 1911 93 Monaghan, Edward 30 Sep 1904 RC Rouskey Labourer  
12 Oct 1903 8 O'Donnell, James   RC Ballyhaskey Labourer  
16 May 1904 12 O'Donnell, Philip   RC Ballyhaskey Labourer  
12 May 1902 1 O'Neill, Edmund Francis 25 Apr ? RC Ballyhaskey Teacher  
3 Apr 1905 15 O'Neill, Henry Aloysius 7 Aug 1901 RC Ballyhaskey Teacher  
27 May 1907 41 O'Neill, Joseph 25 Apr 1903 RC Ballyhaskey Teacher  
11 Apr 1904 9 O'Neill, Louis Vincent 10 Deb 1900 RC Ballyhaskey Teacher  
14 Mar 1910 66 O'Neill, Patrick Albert 10 Mar 1906 RC Ballyhaskey Teacher  
6 Nov 1906 33 O'Reilly, Alfred   RC Grange Labourer  
18 Apr 1904 11 Rabb, David   RC Drumbuoy Labourer  
29 Jun 1906 31 Rodgers, William   RC Moneymore Labourer  
27 Jun 1905 23 Sheerin, Henry   RC Keshends Carpenter  
5 Aug 1907 46 Sheerin, John 10 Mar 1901 RC Keshends Carpenter  
2 Oct 1911 97 Sheerin, Michael 14 Aug 1904 RC Keshends Carpenter  
12 Jul 1910 73 Sweeney, John   RC Moyle Labourer  
14 Jun 1905 21 Toye, Edward   RC Killyverry Labourer  
27 May 1903 5 Watson, James   RC Killyverry Labourer  
               

 

 

Register of Girls (1911-12)

Complete Register Nos 1 to 20 inclusive

 

Date of Entrance Register No Name Date of Birth Religion Townland Father's Occupation Previous School
               
29 May 1911 6 Barbour, Mary 25 Sep 1906 RC Killyverry Labourer  
2 May 1911 3 Baxter, Susan 17 Jun 1905 RC Ardee Labourer  
12 Jun 1911 8 Canning, Mary 1 Mar 1901 RC Keshends Blacksmith Greerstown, Derry
29 May 1911 7 Conaghan, Margaret A 13 Apr 1902 RC Castleforward Labourer  
1 May 1911 1 Doherty, Frances Margaret 9 Apr 1906 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
1 Apr 1912 19 Farrell, Catherine 9 Jul 1905 RC Dooish Labourer Drumoghill
22 Jan 1912 18 Gallagher, Mary 23 Jul 1902 RC Tinker's Ford Labourer Balleighan
22 May 1911 4 Hannigan, Rachael 14 Apr 1906 RC NTCunningham Mechanic  
22 Jan 1912 17 McCarron, Mary 25 Dec 1901 RC Castleblaugh Labourer St Mary's, Hamilton, Scotland
16 Apr 1912 20 McClintock, Mary 19 May 1905 RC Castleblaugh Labourer  
9 Oct 1911 12 McDaid, Lizzie 13 May 1905 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
23 Oct 1911 13 McDermott, Kathleen V 5 Nov 1907 RC Blanketnook Creamery Manager  
14 Nov 1911 14 McFadden, Catherine 11 Jun 1901 RC Portlough Labourer Altaghaderry
26 Jun 1911 10 Monaghan, Annie Mary 21 May 1906 RC Rouskey Labourer  
14 Dec 1911 16 O'Donnell, Catherine 20 Oct 1902 RC Gortree Labourer Balloughry, Derry
11 Dec 1911 15 O'Donnell, Lizzie 3 Oct 1901 RC Gortree Labourer Balloughry, Derry
19 Jun 1911 9 Patton, Mary 17 Jul 1904 RC Tullyannon Labourer  
1 May 1911 2 Porter. Mary Jane 30 Jun 1904 RC NTCunningham Labourer  
2 Oct 1911 11 Rodgers, Mary 2 Jan 1904 RC Moneymore Labourer  
23 May 1911 5 Watson, Elizabeth Ellen 25 Feb 1905 RC Killyverry Labourer  
               

 

 Fragment from 1906

 

Date of Entrance Register No Name Age Last Birthday Religion Residence Parent's Occupation Previous School
               
8 Oct 1906 453 Cullen, Lizzie 8 RC Moyle Station Master Kilmacrenan
18 Oct 1906 455 Giblin, Margery A 8 RC Moyle Labourer Never at school before
18 Oct 1906 419 Devlin, Josephine 8 RC Ballybeigley Publican Transferred from Infants
18 Oct 1906 425 Haughey, Susan 6 RC Ballyhaskey Labourer Transferred from Infants
18 Oct 1906 427 Rodger, Maggie 8 RC Moneymore Labourer Transferred from Infants
               

 

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