The Old School, Dublin Road.

Paper 198

Lecture – 1997

Author – Baker, Maree & Bourke, Stephanie & Murray, Joe

Published Time & Tide 3

Collaboration by Maree Baker / Stephanie Bourke/ Joe Murray to commemorate the handing over of the Dublin Road National School buildings to the Skerries Community Centre.

Discusses the building of the school in 1913. The first teachers and monitors with lists of pupils and a survey of names associated with occupations and local townlands.

The registers and roll-books of the Dublin Road schools contain a wealth of information on the social history of Skerries in the first half of the 20th century. Relying solely on these sources and some memories of past pupils, this paper examines the building project, pupil numbers, school organisation, teachers, curricula, family names and occupations. (Overheads of class groups and teachers included).