Watty's Hedge School by Ronan Killeen

During the penal era in Athenry there exisited a hedge school known as Watty's Hedge School which had been situated at Court Lane near Dempsey's Slaughter House in 1808. In 1826, 403,000 Irish children were thaught in Hedge school's.
   Nano Nagle, founder of The Presentation Order, defied Penal Laws to open schools for children in Cork City.

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