Clare Library's Local Studies department has added records from Kells National School to its free website.
The School Roll Books for both boy and girl pupils date from 1873, two years before the purpose-built school house was opened, to 1940. They can be searched by surname and by date. There's also a separate listing of teachers at the school from 1909 to 1990, when the school doors closed for the last time.
In total, the records number 900. They were donated by Linda Hogan & Frances O’Halloran who also wrote a short history of the school.