Month: December 2017

District Inspector’s Observation Book

The following are selected comments taken from the Inspectors’ Reports following visits to the Old School (1842 to 1967) October 1873  “An assistant is required here.  No one teacher can be expected to instruct 80 pupils in all branches of the programme”. September 1880  “I hope that the floor will…

P.J. remembers.

One of the most famous pupils in the old School was a gentleman by the name of P J Browne.  The boys know P.J. well!  Here are some of his memories;- ” I remember my old school, down by the Tuning Fork.  Three rooms, two small, one big.  Small yard. …

Our Visit to the “Old School”

As we head towards the 50 year anniversary of Ballyroan Boys School, the boys are Familiarising themselves with the history of it’s origin.  Today all of the classes are getting an opportunity to visit the Old School House and learn a little about it’s history.  The plan is that on…