Report of the Commissioners Appointed by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Inquire Into the Endowments, Funds, and Actual Condition of All Schools Endowed for the Purpose of Education in Ireland

Report of the Commissioners Appointed by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Inquire Into the Endowments, Funds, and Actual Condition of All Schools Endowed for the Purpose of Education in Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...in the house, and when they are taken ill they are not admitted to the infirmary. They are, however, both comfortably housed and well cared. Yet they did not appear to me as a real fraction of the large boarding-school, and their position is doubtful and undefined. The town of Armagh is probably the most suitable place in the north of Ireland for a Royal school. It now supplies _(apar_t from_ the day-boys in the residence houses) about 40 day-boys, and the college is therefore, m spite of its insufficient grounds, the most successful boarding school in the north of Ireland. In my opinion the school exhibitions should be kept quite separate from the intermediate scheme, and I cannot think that a change of the present arrangements in this respect is at all desirable. Finally the school is in crying want of proper book-shelves for the boys' library. At present there is a room ap licable to the purpose; but the books are huddled into clothes-presses in a passage, two or t ree tiers deep, and the task of keeping them in order, and even of getting at them, is no small one. In this particular Armagh presents a striking contrast to other schools, and the expense of a few pounds would effect a remedy. Vhether the library itself was adequate I could not see, as I could not make any survey of the books. ENNISKILLEN.---(45 boarders, 30 day boys, 5 assistants, teaching 2 subjects eacli).--As regards the grounds, this school is very handsomely and cominodiously situated, and ought to be most attractivewere it not that the boundary of deep water affords an opportunity for boys running into danger. N o amount of precaution can entirely obviate this risk. The buildings are rather extensive and handsome than. really commodious, for they straggle over...show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842995
  • 9781236842992