Carrigeen Roll Books
tedious work of compiling data from the Roll Books and Register
has been made possible over a period of time with
a number of people participating.
More research needs to be carried out on the historical documents which date back to the middle of the last century. We are fortunate to have many records available to us.
However when editing the data, we did not have complete records, hence some details may be indicated with an asterisk or a question mark, while other details are omitted.
Most names have the following information:
Name: Address: Age when entered on Roll Book or date of birth. Register number and date mof entry to school or in some instances dates of records on Roll Books.
It was difficult to collate data as many inaccuracies were discovered and the Register Books were not in sequence.
Many records showed double entries and these are shown with the the Register Number followed by the letter A .
Of particular interest are the comments by respective Departmental Inspectors and local Clerical Managers.
The books offer a particular insight to conditions prevalent at the time, particularly the harsh regime of officialdom.
Of note also are the Surnames.
Many of the names in the earlier part of the century no longer exist.
Some Surnames were unusual for South Kilkenny.
Of interest also were the occupations of parent or guardian.
Typical occupations were:
farmer: labourer: servant:
Carpenter: fisherman: Tailor:
blacksmith: shopkeeper: engine driver:
Some older occupations still exist whereas the occupations like that of "donkey driver" etc among others have long since disappeared to make way for the new technological era.
It was common also for children to continue Primary School well into the middle teens.
Older ages indicated were usually the average age within classes.
There was a huge discrepancy when children enrolled for the first time as may be seen for the records.
On completion of Primary School, children left the formal education system for a variety of reasons. Destinations varied from emigration, working at home, employment, College.
Carrigeen Boys' Roll Book
The page has been produced in Excel and is of considerable length.
I regret if names or details are incorrect.
Comments and corrections are most welcome.
Carrigeen Girls' Roll Book