Thursday 10 September 2015

Ballybran National School registers transcribed

Transcriptions of the Ballybran National School Registers, 1916–1925, have been added to Clare County Library's Genealogy website.

Comprising 118 entries from the Boys' and Girls' registers, the information provided includes the pupil's name, address and month/year of birth; date of entrance to the school and register number; the occupation of the father (being a rural community, most are farmers); details of any school previously attended by the child, and brief details of what he or she did on leaving Ballybran School.

The latter notes that a handful went on to further education, a small number died young, and a few left the locality; many are recorded as 'home', which presumably means they contributed labour to their parents' farm and home.

The transcriptions are the work of Brian Doyle and Peter Beirne of the Library's Local Studies Centre.