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Hedge Schools Early 1700's - 1860's In response to a ban on Catholic education hedge schools started to appear around the county from the early 1700’s,and were the most common form of education by the end of the eighteenth century.       …

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Abbey School Tipperary Town   Founded in 1657 by Cromwellian merchant Erasmus Smith on the site of an Augustinian Abbey, the present school building dating from the 1950s is the fourth school on the site (see photo).  It replaced the…

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The Clonmel Grammar school. The Grammar school in Clonmel grew from a Jesuit school set up after the dissolution of the monasteries, this school was damaged by fire in 1640 and was closed under the penal laws in 1650, it…

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