Society for the Promotion Education of the Poor 1819, Schools, West Cork

Some West Cork Teachers, only a drop in the ocean gleaned from deeds, church records, directories.

Among the Protestant Teachers, the Hurley family of Kilmeen are allegedly descendants of the Hurleys who built Ballinacarriga Castle near Dunmanway.  Looking at some of the other names it may be that  lines of hedge school masters converted.  It may be because these teacher were known for their mercurial temper and may have fallen out with Parish Priests.


Teachers, West Cork from 1660 and some from Report on Popery 1731


Society for the Promotion Education of the Poor 1819

Sea Lodge: Timothy Daly may be from Dromnea also part of Evanson Estate in Kilcrohane and was location of O’Daly Bardic School.  Ruins of school still extant just of Sheeps Head way from Durrus Court to Gearhameen, not the Sea Lodge on coast

1827 Recommended for Gratuity
School Number Location Teacher Numbers
706 Bantry Male J.B. Patterson 1828 John Lanktreee, Protestant, recommended Rev. Sadlier 1822 John Holmes 18 in 1822 recommended John Smith Esq.
708 Inch Cillertane John McGivern 71 Richard McGivern , 1828, 19 recommended Rev James McCheane
709 Female Eliza McGivern
712 Drimoleague Daniel Creane and Caffrey 80
Female Margaret Creane
715 Barrack of Skibbereen Robert Maguire 11
716 Ballydehob Mathew Ross, Protestant, 24 in 1822 73
717 Lemcon Robert Driscoll
718 Gortnagroch John Langtree 74 1822 Florence McCarthy probably Protestant 50 pupils
719 Whitehall John Sheehan 27 Samuel Townsend Esq.
720 Tullaw Baltimore Michael Hutchinson 58
721 Creagh Daniel Donoghue Richard Lannin 33 in 1827 Protestant recommended Rev n Wright
722 Rooska Thomas Goode (29 in 1822 then in Liscaha) 45
723 Glandore John Drinan 81 1827 John and Ann Hopkins 1822 40 Male 25 Female James Donovan Catholic
Female Sarah Drinan
725 Kilcoe? J Baker
726 Lisacaha John MacCarthy 76 1822 Thomas Good 29
727 Island of Sherkin Denis McMullan 63
728 Miltown, Rosscarbery G Fitzgibbon Alicia Clegg, 19 in 1828 recommended Re m Adams, Protestant
729 Corhow James Donovan ( Catholic 27 in 1821 Recommended bt Rev. John Kenney 1822 in Glandore) H B Beamish Esq.
730 Aughadown C Webb 41
Female 44
731 Clonakeety Free Anne Carroll 18 Protestant, in 1825 recommended Mrs. Burke Eliza Wynne 18 mentioned 1825 Protestant
732 Shannon Vale William Clarke 37 Mrs Robert Sadlier William Clarke 1823 Sunday school receiving free books
No Recommendation of Gratuity Patron normally Church of Ireland Clergyman
Rock Island James Reilly 24
Dunmanway Female Miss Tucky, Mary McGivern, 18 in 1825 Protestant 57 Miss Tuckey and Miss Cox
Inchialley 15
Kilcoe James Baker 25 in 1823 recommended Rev. J A Jagoe 80
Bantry Male 30
Lemcon Robert Driscoll 30, from 1820 Catholic recommended Rev A Evanson 79
Sea Lodge (Durrus) Timothy Daly, 27 from 1824, Catholic recommended by Nathaniel Evanson 65 Patron Nathaniel Evanson Junior (probably in nearly Durrus Court)
Leap Male and Female John Hailaran 65
Leap 1822 Cornelius Mahony Catholic 18 in 1818 recommended by Rev. John Kenney 80 Male 4 Female
Lisnabrinny John O’Driscoll Esq.
Lowertown Schull George Hunt, 19 in 1820 Protestant recommended Rev J A Jago
Castletown Charles Wiltshire
Bere Island Ann Sullivan
Ballydevlin Tomas Bryan and Jane Burne? recommended Mrs Fleming Mrs Fleming
Timoleague 1827 John Lane, 20 in 1826 recommended Re Ferguson 60
Raheen John Hogan James Hall, James Nash 20 in 1826, recommended Rev W L Beaufort
Templecarrigy Michael Devonsher
Female Sarah and Mary 19, in 1828 recommended Rev. Dr Austin Hallinan Catholic Ellen Wilson 19 in 1825 recommended Mr. Poole
Manche Mary Brien Protestant 17 in 1828 recommended Rev J McCheene
Drinagh Thomas Smyth 24 in 1828 Protestant recommended Rev Edward Staveley
Sauroo Michael Carey