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Celebrating Killenaule National School: The Digitised Registration and Roll Books now online

Tipperary Studies has digitised and published records of Killenaule and Graystown National Schools. These invaluable records, dating back to the late 19th century, offer a unique window into the past. Today, we are thrilled to announce that these digitised records are now available online, providing a fascinating trip through time for all to explore. Graystown school was built circa 1843 and replaced in 1937, finally closing in 1971 when pupils transferred to Killenaule’s new school.
The first boys ‘national school in Killenaule opened in 1827. In 1848, a girls’ school was established, marking a significant milestone in educational opportunities for the local community. The current national school, an amalgamation of three schools (Graystown N.S., Ballynonty N.S., and Killenaule N.S.), opened its doors in 1971. However, the records we have digitised belong to a school building that opened in 1889. This particular school, which cost £714 to construct, ceased operations in 1971 and now serves as the Community Centre, St. Mary’s, in Killenaule.
The digitisation of Killenaule N.S. and Graystown N.S. records allows easy access to these historical treasures. The girls’ register from 1871 to 1919 stands out as the earliest collection from Killenaule. Additionally, the boys’ and girls’ registers from Graystown N.S. 1919 to 1923 are also available on the digital archive. These records provide a comprehensive view of the students who attended the schools, their enrolment dates, attendance records, and potentially glimpses into their academic achievements. Genealogists and local historians will find these records invaluable for tracing family connections, studying patterns of migration, and understanding the social and cultural context of the schools.
As we celebrate this milestone with Killenaule National School, Tipperary Studies through the digitisation and publication of the registration and roll books assists in preserving and sharing the school’s rich heritage. These digitised records, available online at provide an invaluable resource for historical research, genealogy, and personal connections.

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