1883 Curriculum Boys National School, Carrigboy (Durrus), West Cork, including Agriculture, Physical Geography, Bookkeeping.

By the 1930s the curriculum had probably gone backwards.  Sarah Dukelow from Clashadoo/Sea Lodge after the death of her mother spent a number of years in Trillick, Co. Tyrone with relations and attended the local National School. The girls studied science algebra having to work out solutions on  the blackboard.   When she returned to St. James there were no such subjects.  Carrigboy school would have had the same broad curriculum.

This advanced form of education is consistent with some of the subjects available from Hedge School Masters such as Aeán Ó Coileáin: