This story was given to me by Christina Lupton. On the 10-6-1997.
She said there was a family who used to bring her to school.They live up the road a bit from her. When she got a little bigger she got a bicycle.Then the family who had two girls left the school.The name of the school was Dromakeenan National School.
Before that she used to cross Golden Grove walking.Then she started to use her bicycle.There were about 120 people going to the school at that time.They had people coming to school from the monastery area and people coming from Coolderry.They played on the road at that time and in summer they used to have class out in the yard.They played a game called 'stag' where a couple would run after the whole crowd.Then they would go up and sit on a stone in the 'Rockery'.There were not many cars on the road at that time.
There was only one fire to heat the whole school.Some of the children's fathers would bring turf to light the fire.They had an outdoor toilet.They had no water in the school.They built a new school in 1947 . There were only two class rooms in the new school.Then they built another classroom and got another teacher.They got six weeks holidays for summer.
Collected By John Lupton.
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