1922 – Present : National schools (post Independence)
The national school system continued after Independence but with some changes. Irish was added to the curriculum, another change was the emphasis on national history. Notice the difference in the approach between a history book from 1896 and one from the 20th century.
Sewing and knitting were still taught to girls until the late 20th century. Here are samples of the type of projects children learned from first class onwards in a Tipperary school circa 1970
Before decimalisation in 1971 children had to learn how to do arithmetic using pounds shillings and pence.
Have a look at a textbook from the 1960’s and see how you would have managed.
Tipperary Studies also holds incomplete records for the following schools.
Ardmayle NS 1879-1956
Ballincurry NS 1935-1940
Ballingarry Boys NS 1870-1925
Ballinlonty NS 1911-1971
Ballynonty NS 1966-1969
Boherlahan NS 1930-2003
Curraghpoor NS 1919- 1972
Drom NS 1871-1931 (includes roll for cookery and laundry work)
Dualla NS 1915-1997
Gortagarry NS 1896-1958
Graystown NS 1948 -1970
Killenaule NS 1919-1925
Newtown NS 1860-2016
Nodstown NS 1841-1987
Shronell NS 1871 – 2016