Re: Re: 19th Century Rural National Schools
From my list for the project I did for OPW 175 there are 113 school projects carried out by the OPW between 1858 and 1995 … some of which are restorations. This also covers model schools .. which are more elaborate buildings than the single room schools you are talking about. The bulk of National school building seems to have stopped in 1913. The dept of education was responible for school building after the OPW … (I think)
Travelling around the counrty .. it seems that there are far more of the one room schools than what appear on the OPW’s list. This raises the possibility that some were built through an alternative fund .. but to a similar design .. I’m not sure of this, but it seems logical. All of these buildings have the date of their completion on a stone inset on to the facade.