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Charter Schools (operated by The Incorporated Society in Dublin for Promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland) were intended "to rescue the souls of thousands of poor children from the dangers of Popish superstition and idolatry, and their bodies from the miseries of idleness and beggary." Catholics were only admitted under the condition that they would be educated as Protestants.

"In 1717 the Charter School was erected in Boyle, for 32 boys, as was another in Estersnow. " [D'Alton]