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Lost Schools of Galway
33 photos

School Books
7 photos

Schools of the Empire
39 photos

Abbey
1 photo
St Feichin's National School, Abbey, County Galway

Abbeyknockmoy, Newton Boys
5 photos
Newton Boys' and Newton Girls' schools amalgamated in September 2007


Abbeyknockmoy, Newton Girls
2 photos
Newton Boys' and Newton Girls' schools amalgamated in September 2007.

Annaghdown
276 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Breandán is located in the village of Annaghdown which lies on the shores of Lough Corrib, a few kilometers north of Galway city. Annaghdown comes from the Irish "Eanach...

Ardrahan National School
45 photos
Labane

Athenry Boys School
1 photo

Athenry, Presentation Primary
2 photos


Athenry, Presentation Secondary
1 photo

Athyrory
1 photo

Attymon
2 photos
Photographs courtesy of Kieran Jordan from the book 'Kiltullagh Killimordaly - As the Centuries Passed.

Aughrim, Church of Ireland School
1 photo

Aughris
1 photo
Separate boys and girls schools were established in Aughris Connemara in 1883 after Claddaghduff school (established in 1853) was closed down. The two schools were amalgamated in 1906. Aughrismore...


Baile Nua, Maigh Cuilinn (Moycullen)
2 photos

Ballinakill
1 photo

Ballinasloe, Ardscoil Mhuire
2 photos

Ballinasloe, Creagh,
3 photos
Scoil Mhuire gan Smal. Creagh Ballinasloe

Ballinasloe, Garbally
1 photo


Ballinasloe, Pines
2 photos

Ballinasloe, St. Grellan's
4 photos
St. Grellan's National School, Ballinasloe county Galway was built in 1937 to cater for boys. It amalgamated with the Sisters of Mercy girls' school in 1996. Scoil an Chroi Naofa was chosen as the...

Ballinderreen
8 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Baile an Doirín, Contae na Gaillimhe Ballinderreen means in Irish 'townland of the little oak grove'. Ballinderreen school was opened in 1857, making it one of the oldest in the...

Ballincurry, Glinsk
10 photos

Ballinderry
1 photo
Cummer, Tuam, Co. Galway.


Ballinruane
3 photos

Ballymana
3 photos
Ballymana comes from the Irish term 'Baile na Manach' meaning the 'Place of the Monk'. Ballymana National School was built in 1872, having one classroom (which is the room at the front on the right...

Barnaderg, Scoil Náisiúnta Bhearna Dearg,
55 photos

Bawnmore, Bán Mór
1 photo
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire. Primary school education came to Bawnmore in the parish of Lackagh in 1863 with the establishment of two schools (boys and girls) in a two story building by Richard Kirwan...

Bearna, Scoil Shéamais Naofa
58 photos
The first school established in Barna/Bearna was in 1864.


Belmont
117 photos
Belmont N.S. is a three teacher school in the parish of Milltown, Co. Galway. The current school building was built in 1972.

Brackloon
8 photos
According to the National Archives, Dublin, the earliest mention of education in the Brackloon school catchment area was a Hedge School in Knockroe in 1826. In 1835 there were two schools in...

Brierfield
1 photo

Brierhill
8 photos
Fr. James Cummins (Parish Priest from 1864 to 1880) wrote to the National Board of Education for aid towards the payment of a teacher's salary and supply of requisites in February 1869. He said there...

Cahergal
2 photos
The school opened in 1952. It replaced the old school at Garra. The two teachers (Mr & Mrs Conroy) and the pupils transferred en masse from Garra to the new school in late 1952


Cappataggle
18 photos
Capptaggle is a village located between the towns of Loughrea and Ballinasloe in east county Galway. The name Cappataggle comes from the Irish 'Ceapach an tSeagail', meaning the 'meadow of rye'....

Carnageeha
20 photos
The source of its name is "Ceathrú na Gaoithe" which translates into English as the 'windy place'. Carnageehy National School opened in 1958 and closed in 2014.

Carnmore
149 photos

Carrowbrowne
16 photos
Carrowbrowne (Browne's Quarter) school was located in the village and townland of Carrowbrowne in the parish of Castlegar, county Galway. The school closed down in 1941 and the teachers and pupils...

Carrabane
7 photos


Castleblakeney
1 photo
Ahasragh Caltra area

Castleffrench National School
2 photos
Ahasragh & Caltra area

Castlegar
20 photos
Scoil Naisiúnta Cholmcille Naofa, Caisleán Gear (Irish for ''Short Castle'), Gaillimh St. Colmcille's National School, Castlegar, Galway city. There was an initial application for a school in...

Cashel Connemara
63 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Treasa - Saint Theresa's National School

An Chloch Bhreac
1 photo
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Pádraig, An Chloch Bhreac An Fháirche , Co Na Gaillimhe


Claddaghduff
4 photos

Claregalway
26 photos

Clifden
5 photos

Clifden Community College
4 photos

Cloondoyle
1 photo
Cloondoyle (Clondoyle)National School opened in 1879 and remained in the same building until 1943. Location: 53.5999, -8.5044 In 1943 the school, renamed Scoil Mhuire Cluain Mhuire Dubhghaill...


Clonfert, St. Brendan's
21 photos

Clontuskert, St. Augustines
3 photos

Cloughanover
1 photo

Clydagh
1 photo

Coldwood school
6 photos


Coolarne, St. Vincents
30 photos
The Daughters of Charity, a religious order of Catholic nuns, came to Coolarne in 1924 and bought 240 acres of land and Coolarne House from the local landlord James Dillon Meldon. The sisters opened...

Corgary School
43 photos
St. Patrick's National School (Scoil Naisiúnta Padraig Naofa), Corgary, Mountbellew, Co. Galway. Opened in 1900 (with official opening ceremony on February 11th 1901). Closed in June 2013

Corofin
2 photos

Corrandulla, Boys' School
3 photos

Craughwell School
8 photos


Creggs locality schools
44 photos

Crumlin
4 photos

Curraghmore
2 photos
This school was located in the townland of Curraghmore not far from Glenamaddy in county Galway. It has long being closed and was amalgamated into St. Oliver Plunkett School in Kilkerrin. . A...

Dalgin School
13 photos
The school closed down in 19--(?) after being amalgamated with Belmont National School

Derryglen, Scoil Mhuire Dóire Glinne
10 photos


Derryoober
1 photo

Doorus
56 photos
Scoil Chiaraín Naofa, Dubhras (Doorus), Cinn Mhara (KInvara). Overview Scoil Chiaraín Naofa was established in 1955 on a site opposite the previous school site. The area commands a long tradition...

Drim
4 photos

Duniry
77 photos

Dunmore
8 photos


Eglish
53 photos

Esker
8 photos

Flaskagh
1 photo

Fohenagh
28 photos
St. Patrick's National School

Friaryland, Creggs
4 photos


Gaillimh, Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh
51 photos

Galway city, Scoil Bhríde, Shantalla
71 photos
An application for a primary school in Shantalla was lodged in Galway Corporation in January 1946 and permission was granted to build the school on 13th of October 1951. The building of the school...

Galway city, St. Brendan's
118 photos
The school first opened in 1870 as the Bohermore school on a site now occupied by the Barret and Flanagan families. In 1920 the pupils marched down to their new school, St. Brendan's, in Woodquay. In...

Galway city, Scoil Chaitríona Senior
65 photos
The Parish of Renmore, as we know it today, was established in 1971. Canon Jack O’Connor was its first parish priest and he quickly set about the task of building schools to cater for the rapidly...

Galway city, Scoil Chroí Íosa
2 photos
A national school that was one of three schools in Galway city founded by the Presentation Sisters.


Galway city, Scoil Éinde
26 photos
Salthill

Galway city, Coláiste Éinde
3 photos
Threadneedle Road, Galway city

Gaillimh, Scoil Fhursa
22 photos
Sa bhliain 1862 bhunaigh an Irish Church Mission dílleachtlann “Sherwood Fields” ag Nile Lodge. Ba “Bird’s nest” sin áit inar tugadh bia agus éadaí do pháistí bochta Caitliceacha....

Galway city, Holy Trinity School
4 photos

Galway city, St. Joseph's Patrician College aka...
41 photos


Galway, St. Mary's College
17 photos

Galway city, St. Patrick's
15 photos

Galway city, Scoil an Linbh Íosa
6 photos
Sisters of Mercy National School.

Galway city, Presentation Secondary
2 photos
Presentation Road, Galway city

Galway City, Scoil San Phroinsias
17 photos
Scoil San Phroinsías (Irish = the school of St. Francis) in the Tirellan Heights estate of Galway city, was set up as a temporary primary school in September 1985, with two assistant teachers and 31...


Garbally School
1 photo

Garra
4 photos
Garra National School opened in 1879. The land for the school was donated by Colonel Nolan to the parish priest in Killererin. It was closed in 1952 and was sold by the then Parich Priest of...

Garrafauns
24 photos

Glann Valley
1 photo

An Gort Mór
4 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Briocán, An Gort Mór


Gortnadeve, Creggs
5 photos

Gortanumera
8 photos

Headford Boys
1 photo

Headford Girls
1 photo
Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle (Our Lady of Good Counsel) is a Catholic primary school in Headford county Galway.

Headford, Presentation College
107 photos


Inishbofin
1 photo

Inis Meáin
35 photos

Inis Oírr, Scoil Chaomháin
14 photos

Kilbannon, St. Benin's
8 photos
Formerly known as 'Crossroads', Kilbannon school is in the parish of Kilbannon near to the town of Tuam in north Galway.

Kilbegnet, Creggs
8 photos


Kilchreest
2 photos

Kilconley
7 photos

Kilcooley
1 photo

Kilcoona
2 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Cuana, Headford., Co. Galway. Kilcoona takes its name from St Cuana who founded a monastery in the area during the 7th century.

Kilgevrin, Milltown
1 photo
On 6th September 1967, Kilgevrin National School, with George Garvey as principal and with 38 pupils, amalgamated with Milltown National School.


Killagh
2 photos
Killagh school was located in the baroney of Kilconnell. It was amalgamated into St. Micheal's National School in Capptaggle

Killeeneen
9 photos

Kilglass
2 photos

Killalaghton
15 photos
The school was located in the townland of Lurgan in the civil parish of Killalaghton, barony of Kilconnell, county Galway. The name 'Killalaghton' is from the Irish 'Cill Alachtáin', which...

Killeen
1 photo


Kilreekil
2 photos

Kiltartan
6 photos

Kiltiernan School
8 photos
Scoil Cill Tiernáin

Kiltormer
206 photos

Kiltullagh, Athenry
12 photos
Photographs generously provided by Kieran Jordan from his book 'Kiltullagh Killmordaly - As the Centuries Passed'.


Caltra, Kinclare
4 photos

Kinvara, Scoil Iosaif Naofa
1 photo

Kinvara (Cinn Mhara), Seamount
2 photos

Lackagh
38 photos
The earliest reference to a national school in Lackagh Co. Galway was in 1853 in a building located beside the Catholic Church. In 1855 there were 59 male and 58 female pupils in what was a very...

Lawrencetown
176 photos


Loughrea Mercy
1 photo

Loughrea, St. Brigid's VEC
2 photos
Founded in 1932, St. Brigid's Vocational Educational College have been providing education from the Mount Pleasant location since 1983.

Loughrea, St. Raphael's College
1 photo
St. Raphael’s College was founded by the Clonfert Mercy Sisters in 1917. Up to 1974, the school provided secondary education for day girls and boarders from the local area and many different parts...

Loughwell
3 photos
Loughwell is a townland of Moycullen in the Connemara Gaeltacht. Loughwell school stands on the Moycullen to Spiddal road The name comes from the Irish 'Leamhchoill' meaning the 'bland...

Lisheenkyle School
7 photos


Maigh Cuilinn, Moycullen, Scoil Mhuire,
17 photos
Moycullen Co.Galway is only 7 miles from Galway City on the Clifden road and is bordered by Lough Corrib to the east. The name may be derived either from Magh Uilinn, the legend of the slaying of the...

Menlo/Mionloch
12 photos
History of Menlo School/ Scoil Mhionlaigh There was an application to the Board of Education to build a school in 1842. In January 1850 the inspector reported that the school was closed from the...

Menlough
3 photos

Mervue, Scoil na Trionoide(Holy Trinity), Galway...
4 photos

Milltown
178 photos
In September 1879, primary school education came to Milltown with the opening of separate male and female schools located where the playing pitch is today in the village. The two schools shared...


Monivea
3 photos

Mullagh
28 photos
St. Brendan's National School. Mullagh, Co. Galway

Newcastle, Athenry, St. Oliver Plunkett's
7 photos

Northampton, Kinvara
235 photos

Omey Island
1 photo


Oranmore- St. Joseph's Boys
3 photos

Oranmore, Convent School Scoil Mhuire
2 photos

Oughterard, Scoil an Chlochair
1 photo
Oughterard (Irish: Uachtar Ard) is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shores of Lough Corrib

Peterswell, St Thomas
12 photos

Oughterard - St. Cummins
1 photo
All boys school. Closed in 2012 and was algamanated along with the girls' school into a new co-educational establishment.


Portumna, Marie Regina College
1 photo
Maria Regina College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1957. In 1962 they built a new school, part of which now makes up the current Community School. Portumna College was formed in 1973 with...

Portumna, St Molaisse's College
1 photo
St Molaise's College was founded in 1956 and was located in the former RIC Barracks in Dominick St. Portumna College was formed in 1973 with the amalgamation of Maria Regina and St. Mollaisse's...

Ros Muc, Gairmscoil na bPiarsach
5 photos

Ryehill
3 photos
The school opened in 1880

Shanballymore
7 photos
Shanballynore school closed in 1975 and amalgamated with Garrafrauns


Sonnagh, Glinsk
1 photo

Sylane National School
11 photos

Tiaquin
2 photos
Scoil Náisiúnta Tí Dachonna is located in the townland of Tiaquin, 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Monivea in the parish of Athenry in County Galway. The name 'Tiaquin' comes from the Irish 'Tigh...

Toberroe, Glinsk
1 photo

Tuam, Mercy Secondary School
1 photo


Tuam, Scoil Mhuire Primary School
3 photos

Tuam, St. Jarlath's College
3 photos

Tuam, St. Patrick's School
1 photo

Tuam, Presentation College
2 photos
The Presentation Congregation of Catholic Nuns, founded in 1775 in Cork, arrived in Tuam in 1835. They were the first order of women religious to come to the Archdiocese after the suppression of...

Tynagh
8 photos


Art in Schools
10 photos

Galway School Gardens
68 photos
Thanks to the initiative of the charitable trust Agri Aware's Incredible Edible educational programme and state support through the offices of the former Minister of State for Food and Horticulture...

Barnaderg's Golden Mile
31 photos

Athlone, St. Peters Boarding School
1 photo

Mayo, Glencorrib
41 photos
Photographs courtesy of Martin Kinneavy former principal of Glencorrib National School,


Mayo, Murneen
1 photo
Scoil Muirnín, Cill Colmáin, Co. Mhaigh Eo or Murneen National School Kilcolman, county Mayo was located approximately half way between Claremorris and Kiltimagh.

Mayo, Shrule
2 photos

Mayo: Coláiste Muire Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
10 photos
Colaiste Mhuire is located in the village of Tourmakeady (Irish = Tuar Mhic Éadaigh) in the Mayo Gaeltacht. The village is situated on the western shore of Lough Mask and flanked on the east side...

Mayo, Tulrahan
13 photos
Tulrahan National School was located in the village of Tulrahan approximately eight miles from Claremorris on the Cloonfad (R327) road. The name comes from the Gaelic 'Tulach Shrutháin' whcih...

Borrisokane, Convent School
1 photo


Carrickmacross, St. Louis Convent School
2 photos

Carrickmacross, St. Joseph's Primary
4 photos

Carrickmacross, Patrician High School,
16 photos
In 1902 Dean Birmingham, Parish Parish of the Catholic Church in Carrickmacross, invited the 'Religious Congregation of the Brothers of St. Patrick', more commonly known as the Patrician Brothers, to...

Clare, Ruan National Schoo
1 photo

Donegal Town, Ardscoil
1 photo


Donegal, Carrick National School
1 photo

Dundalk,St. Louis National School
1 photo

Dún Laoghaire, CBS
1 photo

Loreto Convent Primary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
1 photo

Raheen Co. Offaly
1 photo


Nenagh, St. Mary's Convent School
1 photo

Scouts & Girl Guides
4 photos

UCG
51 photos
University College Galway - 1970s and 1980s A Golden Age of Student Life in Galway. “We were part of one of the first generation to benefit from third level state grants and free post-primary...

The Creamery
2 photos

The Big House, Landlords
16 photos
In their heyday many of the homes of the Anglo-Irish gentry comprised mansions with neo-classical architecture, ornate gardens and large landed estates. The 'Big House' dominated the physical,...


The Bog
25 photos
For millennia, the bogs of Ireland provided the only fuel available for the ordinary folk to heat their homes. The cuttings from the bogs were known as turf or peat. Each farmer in the 19th and 20th...

The Farm/An Fheirm
148 photos
The small family farm was the mainstay of rural life in Ireland from the small family farm was the mainstay of rural life in Ireland from the late mid-nineteenth century until the late nineteen...

The Harvest
48 photos
Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. In Ireland, the crops were usually cereal grains such as barley and oats. The cutting of the grain at harvest is known as 'reaping'...

The Islands
2 photos

Horse, Pony, Donkey, Cart & Trap
90 photos


Bicycles
33 photos

Cars
33 photos

Trains
4 photos

Airplanes
4 photos

The Village
12 photos


The Shop & Pub
23 photos

Post Office
7 photos

The Family
16 photos

The Home
9 photos

Religion
76 photos
Throughout most of the 20th century, Christianity and particularly the Catholic Church was strongly identified with Ireland at all levels of society from education to entertainment to politics. The...


Weddings & Honeymoons
23 photos

Christmas
4 photos

Emigration
4 photos

The Music (Ceol & Damhsa)
42 photos
Irish people have always loved to play musical instruments, to sing, to dance and to do so with others even in times of strict conservative religious observance. Whether it was the marching tin...

The Hospital
7 photos


Athletics, Cycling, Tennis...
22 photos

Gaelic Sports
51 photos
GAA clubs and Gaelic sport school and community activities

Horse Racing
2 photos
In medieval Europe, the horse was a weapon of war and only the nobility were allowed to ride into battle on horseback. Horse racing, jousting and other equestrian activities were indeed the ‘Sport...

Soccer, Rugby, Hockey & Cricket
3 photos
Rugby, soccer and hockey are popular team sports in Ireland and have been played in Ireland since the nineteenth century. Cricket was introduced to the country even earlier, during the 1700s. But in...

Holidays!
18 photos
The coming of the railways in the 1850s opened up coastal towns such as Bray, Bundoran, Salthill and Tramore, as well as scenic locations including Killarney, to tourism. Visitors also enjoyed...


Garda Síochána
6 photos

World War 1 +
32 photos
In 1778, parliamentary legislation allowed Catholics to join the British army for the first time since the 17the century, as additional troops were needed to serve in the American Revolutionary War....

World War 2 +
14 photos

Irish Army
8 photos

Nature
4 photos


The Telephone
2 photos

Ballinasloe
19 photos

Carrickmacross
53 photos
Co. Monaghan

Derry
5 photos
The Troubles, 1969

Dublin
17 photos


Galway city
29 photos

Killarney
2 photos

Kinvara
5 photos

Offaly
2 photos

Tuam
78 photos