HC Deb 29 July 1889 vol 338 cc1570-1
MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland whether he can give the names of the teachers mentioned in the Donegal Industrial Fund Report, page 2, paragraphs 4 and 12, as having taught in the villages and districts of Inver, Mount Charles, Donegal, and Barnes More; the periods during which they taught in these villages and districts respectively; the names of the pupils who attended in these villages and districts respectively; and whether Miss Boyle continued to teach during the whole of last winter session; and, if not, when did she cease to do so?


There are no official records giving the information sought in this question. But Mrs. Ernest Hart has been good enough to furnish the following observations:— At Inver and Mount Charles the teacher was Mr. F. R. Fletcher, certificated teacher of the City and Guilds Institute in Weaving and Spinning. He taught during the period 10th to 28th of June, 1888. At Barnes More, Mrs. Ward; she has been teaching from November, 1888, up to the present time. At Donegal, Miss Slevin; she taught during the autumn of 1888. Mrs. Hart has no record of the names of the pupils, but, if considered necessary she will obtain information on this point from the several teachers. Miss Boyle resigned in December last on the occasion of her marriage, and another teacher has taken her place.