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Carmel O'Reilly remembers how the teachers would chastise children when she was at school.

In this extract Carmel O'Reilly recalls an incident from her school days. She remembers a particular teacher who could be quite cruel to the children. She describes a very different educational experience to what would be typical of…

Betty Watson observes that she and many people of her generation were not academically prepared for life.

In this extract Betty Watson makes the point that she and many people of her generation were not academically prepared for life. She remembers that she was taken out of school at 14 years of age and put into a sewing factory. She says that there was…

St Andrew's National School

The former St Andrew's National School, now used as a community resource centre, enjoys a close working relationship with Trinity College Dublin. Much of the Trinity College Dublin's involvement with the centre revolves around education, e.g. the…

Central Model School, Marlborough Street

The Central Model School Marlborough Street was attended by interviewee Hugh Smullen. Famous past-pupils of the school include Sean O'Casey and George Bernard Shaw.

Interviewee Hugh Smullen attended this school - Link to extract from 'The Politics…

Betty Watson compares her life to that of her mother and remembers that her mother had a hard life.

In this extract Betty Watson recalls how her mother used to take bundles of washing to the wash house on Tara Street in order to earn extra money to support her family. Betty notes that her life is very different now to her mothers and she remembers…