School: Cill Chuimín, Durlas Éile (roll number 12538)

Cill Chuimín, Co. Thiobraid Árann
Donnchadh Ó Cuinnéain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0542, Page 340

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    Jan 7th 1924 Completed third year Course at University College Galway 1925 - ’26 Awarded Dip. Of Ed, Appointed Principal of Kilcommon Boys’ on Oct. 1st 1927. Now Principal of Amalgamated Schools.
    Hedge Schools
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  2. James Clarke was principal of Kilcummin Boys’ School until 1880. He came originally from Co Cavan the exact date I cannot ascertain. He opened a hedge school in Glencullo travelling as a “poor scholar”. From Glencullo he came to Curreeny and taught a hedge school there for a short period. From there he went to Garavane Rear Cross where he lodged in a farmer’s house by name O’Kennedy. He taught a Hedge School there for some time. Eventually Kennedy supplied him with a horse and saddle and some few shillings and he journeyed to Limerick 20 miles distant where he stood an examination and became “classed”. Shortly afterwards some time between 1850 – 1860 he was appointed Principal at Kilcummin. He married the teacher in the Girl’s school, Ellen Purcell a native of Templemore. Two of his children reside here yet but can give no account of their father’s early life – not even knowing when exactly he came to the locality. He is described by those who knew him as a small, dapper, little man neat in dress, with a lovely accent, speaking
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