Education for Poor Irish Girls at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Eilís O’Sullivan


In Ireland, during the long eighteenth century, legally established schools were maintained on public institution or were founded by private donation. This chapter concentrates on education received by poor Irish girls in public and private schools. It also looks across the reports of the three commissions examined during the previous chapter at the females involved at the time with education, especially in the province of Munster in south-west Ireland. It highlights women’s involvement as recipients, the girls in public or private institutions, the providers, female patrons, teachers and inspectors. This chapter also outlines the restricted curriculum offered to poor girls at the time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eilís O’Sullivan
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  1. 1.Mary Immaculate CollegeUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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