3rd February 1834
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In 1834, Boyle Academy for Boys (Principal: Bradshaw) opened in stiff competition with the already existing Boyle School (Principal: O'Rorke).

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Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette December 30, 1833.



The above Seminary will open on Monday, the 3rd of February, 1834. The course of education will comprise of HEBREW, GREEK, LATIN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, ENGLISH, in all its branches, MATHEMATICS, USE OF THE GLOBES, &c.

The best Teachers that can possibly be procured from Trinity College, Dublin, will be employed, and the strictest attention paid to the morals, comforts of the boys.

Boarders, for the first year, will be limited to a certain number, so that it will be necessary for those who wish to send their children, to make early application. Terms, which will he found moderate, may be known applying (till first of February) to Robert M. Bradshaw, Greenview Academy, Ballinamore, or at the Office of this Paper.

ROBERT M. BRADSHAW, Principal, was formerly formerly Teacher in the Belfast Royal Academical Institution. Mr. Edward O'Brien was Classical Assistant.

Board & Tuition @ £26 per annum

Washing £2

Terms for Day-scholars

All subjects £1 10  per quarter

English only 10 shillings per quarter






  • No mention if this school was a Protestant run school or Catholic. There was an attempt by the British to set up non sectarian schools, but those failed and people went to schools where their faith dictated. 


    Wednesday 31st August 2022 04:38PM
  • Articles tell me that my ancestors who left on the Petersburough Scheme in 1825 were thought to be remarkably literate by Robinson. What schools were available to those pauper ancestors in the early 1820s? 

    Ellen Foley

    Thursday 1st September 2022 01:03PM

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