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Friday, 13 January 2017

Records compiled from Maghera School Attendance Books, 1880-1922

Records from the Maghera National School Attendance Books, 1880–1922 are now freely available to search on the Clare Library website. More than 500 entries are included; the oldest and earliest students to school, which was built in 1869, were born in the late 1860s. Some teachers' details have also been gathered.

More than 500 named school children, the oldest and earliest students having been born in the late 1860s.

The records have been compiled by Brian Doyle and Peter Beirne of the Local Studies Centre, Clare County Libraries, and are based on school attendance books deposited at Clare County Archives. For most of the individuals recorded in the collection, the following information is provided: name, age, quarter and year of joining the school, register number and notes/observations, the latter typically highlighting new pupils, transfer within classes, removal to other schools and death.