Thursday 5 December 2013

Roll books of Lahinch National School go online

The excellent Clare Library website has had an exciting new upload today: transcriptions of the Roll Books of Lahinch National School. These have been donated to the library's online catalogue by Kevin Glynn, a former Principal of the school.

The school was built in 1877, and the Roll Books for boys go back almost to that date. They start in 1879. Those for the girl pupils date from 1909. The cut-off date for both sets of books is 1940.

Details in the Roll Books include name, year of entrance to the school, age, religion, address (typically the townland but sometimes a street name), and the father's occupation. From 1896, most dates of birth are provided, too.

A wonderful resource!