Carnaun Centenary 1891 - 1991


Contents of Centenary Book.
The Good Old Days, Marty Rabbitt  001
Cuimhni m’Óige 004 
Looking at Life from Both Sides, Kathleen Lyons (nee Coffey) 007
Belleville, Mount Browne, Kilskeagh and Carnaun School
010
The FÁS Scheme 015
Carnaun School and Religious Vocations, Fr. Michael Higgins 017
Tim O'Regan as Principal, Teacher, Educator-And?, Fr. Michael Higgins
022
Jackdaws in the Roof, 5th & 6th Classes 1989-'90 025
Bring Your Chalk, Edel Linnane  033
Carnaun - Moulded by Time, Paddy Forde  035
Cómhra Gaeilge, Fionnbarra Ó’Riagáin  042
Tribute to Father Patrick Duffy, Fr. Thomas Keogh  044
Carnaun School-My Alma Mater 1924-'35, Paddy Walsh  048
From Behind the Blackboard, Willie Commins  049
Sport in Carnaun - Hurling, Football - Rugby 1983-1990, Ann Treacy  051
Across the Mountain, Msgr. Patrick Higgins  057
Carnaun School - An Ancient Tradition, Martin T. Kelly  060
My Days in Carnaun National School, Senator Tom Raftery  063
Some Archaeological Sites in the Carnaun School Area,  Frances Kelly  068
Cussane 1891-1991, Tom Long  075
Carnaun Macra na Tuaithe, Michael Gilhooley  079
Monivea Mini Rugby Football Club by Pádraic McGann  083
The School Bus  083
The Townland of Carnaun, Chrissie Hynes (nee Williams)  085
Knockbrack-A Great Place to Live, Tom Qualter  089
From the Fireside, Kitty Morrissey  094
The History of Castle Lambert and Lisheenkyle Families by Fr. Richard Higgins 110
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Sporting Memories by Leo Gardner  116
"Fiach McHugh of the Mountains", Tony Jordan  118
True Story ?
120
The Clohanes'-Carnaun Link, Aideen Shanahan  121
On The Pigs Back, Paddy Forde  123
Days at Carnaun, Eileen Holian (Nee Higgins)  125
Castle Lambert Memories by Pat Kelly 127
The Transition from Primary to Post Primary School,  Gilbert McCarthy  131
Did the Evicted Tenant's Son Shoot the Landlord, Ann Healy 133
Carnaun School Board of Management 1975 - 1991 by Finbarr O'Regan
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Priests in the Parish of Athenry 1891-1991 by Finbarr O'Regan
145
The Caulfields in Carnaun, Regina Caulfield  147
1901 Census for the Carnaun Area, Anita Coffey (Nee O'Regan)  149
Sixteen Years in Carnaun, Teresa Burns  176
"Auntie Babs", Mary Harney (Nee Kelly-Hugh)  179
From the Horse's Mouth, Micheal Ó h-Uigginn  182
Advice to Parents  187
Congrats Carnaun, Séamus Cullinane  189
Moanbawn, Eamonn Brady 191
'Twas a Merry Chance, Rheda Doyle
195
"Tús Maith", Peggy O’Sullivan (Nee Williams)  207
The Ballybacka Connection, Pearse Coffey  208
Carnaun: A Sense of the Past, Ann Healy  215
Sporting Snippets  217
Smaointe Ón Roinnchigire, Eamonn ÓCeardha  218
Our Norman Neighbours, Michael Browne  221
"West of the Old River Shannon”, Rita Burke  225
Willie Jordan 227
Leacht Oliver Browne, Michael Browne  229
Miscellany, 5th Class 1990-1991  229
Penal Times, Claire Browne  241
Logainmneacha (Placenames),  Martin Kelly & Finbarr O'Regan  243
The 10 Minute Journey that took 1 Hour, Gerry Connaughton  246
The Connaughtons, Gerry Connaughton  247
Padraic Raftery Farmer  251
Religious Instruction for Primary Schools 1938  253
From the Bus Home, Vincent Fitzpatrick  257
First Day at Carnaun National School, John Caulfield  258
Que Sera, Sera, John Caulfield  260
Kilskeagh, Breda Cooley  265
Mrs. Mary O'Rourke, T.D., Minister for Education  270
I Loved Carnaun School, Sadie Lauthier (Nee Commins)  271
Down Our Road, Vera Browne  275
Hurling and Football Tradition, Tom Cloonan  280
Carnaun School and Athletics, Mary Hansberry  282
The Shape of All Our Yesterdays, Fr. Michael O'Malley  286
A Great Challenge Match 289
From Barrett’s Hill to Carnaun, Della Morrissey (Nee Curry)  291
Tom Rabbitt  292
Another Good Neighbour  292
First Pupils  293
Sport ’91  297

Centenary Committee 1999

Carnaun SchoolTHE PUBLICATION of this book marks the 100th Anniversary of Carnaun National School. It was dedicated by Finbarr O'Regan, Principal Teacher, to the Teachers and Pupils of Carnaun National School.'In Iothlann Dé go gcastar sinn'. 
The deed was signed by W. P. Lambert, landlord and Mary Rabbitt, tenant, on 19-09-1891 , and the work of building began immediately. While this book is not in itself a history of the school, I believe that it will be an invaluable record of some of the school history of this area.  It may, I hope, be the inspiration to somebody somewhere to research and chronicle the facts in a more scholarly way. It may open peoples eyes to the precious physical environment which they have inherited-the fine farming land with its natural stonewall boundaries, the beautiful woodlands abounding with wild life and plants, the "Escir Riada" to the South and the "Mountain" to the North West, as well as the monuments of the past-the prehistoric and historic-the ringforts, castles, graveyards and buildings which with the history of the people and their economic and social life and customs, all form part of our heritage and need to be preserved from the ravages and neglect of the 20th Century "civilisation". 


This book would not have been written without the help of many-the authors, both adult and children, the people of the Carnaun area who gave their knowledge, help and advice willingly, the National Archives and the Galway Co. Library, and of course the sponsors without whose financial contributions the work would not materialise.  A special thanks to Martin and Rita Burke for their invaluable advice and encouragement. 

Guidhimis ar son na ndaltaí, na tuismitheoirí agus na n-oidí a mhuin sa scoil seo, go mórmhór iad sinn atá imithe ar slí na bhfiréan.  Guidhimis rath Dé ar 'chuile dhuine atá agus a bhípáirteach in obair na scoile. 
Gura fada buan sibh!
 

Finbarr O'Regan 
Editor.  

[Cover designed by: Paul and Bridie Browne. 
Published by: Finbarr O'Regan. 
Manuscript typed by: Stephanie O'Regan. 
Typeset by Martin Burke. 
Printed by: The Connacht Tribune. 
June 1991.] 


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