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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Clare Library releases Ennis School Rolls, 1920-30

Roll Books for the Christian Brothers School in Ennis have been made available, free, on Clare County Library's website.

The Books date from 1920 to 1930, when the school was still a boys-only educational establishment, and provide some useful information for researchers. As well as the basic name, address, dates joined and left the school etc, the 500-odd entries also provide the occupation of the parent, details of any previous school, and brief notes on the pupil's future destination. The latter details cover a range of options open to a pupil on reaching the legal school leaving age of 14: 'working', 'England', 'America', 'Limerick', at home, 'Secondary School', and so on.

The records can be viewed by date and by surname, and have been transcribed and donated to the Library by Marianne McGough.

Find out more about Clare County Library's school-related collections here.