School: Crannach, Inis

Cranny, Co. Clare
Mícheál Ó Maolchaoin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0603, Page 065

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  1. There was a school in Cranny long ago where the cottage is now. It was a thatched school. There was a big crowd of strong men and women going there. They had a very cross teacher his name was Mr. Cunningham. He had a big black hole in the school which he used to put those that would miss their lessons and he would keep them there for hours until they learned their lessons. One day a fellow went out and he bought a coal with him and he put the coal into the air hole that was in the school. The air hole was full of papers. After a short time the school was full of smoke and the teacher picked up some boards and he said "Is it here" and he picked up a few more and said "is it here". When the fire lit the smoke went. They quenched the fire for that day. They made several attempts to burn it that way, but at last one morning it was burned when they got up. They had no school for a long time after until they held their classes in Clancy's barn. They had no school until forty eight years ago.
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