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Secondary School Education in Protestant Secondary Schools in Ireland, 1922–1962

  • Tom O’Donoghue
  • Judith Harford

Abstract

Protestant secondary schooling in the Anglican tradition in Ireland dates back to the immediate post-Reformation era. Some of the early establishments were very much concerned not just with providing a religious and secular education for Protestant children, but also with converting Catholic children to the Protestant faith. Associated with this was their role in promoting English culture, including the English language. Indeed, the charter schools admitted only Catholics, under the condition that they be educated as Protestants. By contrast, all Catholic schooling and not just secondary schooling, was, like Presbyterian schooling, prohibited under the Penal Laws.

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Notes

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© Tom O’Donoghue and Judith Harford 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom O’Donoghue
    • 1
  • Judith Harford
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.University College DublinIreland

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