Eabha Mac Donagh
Editor on 06/23/2015

Eabha Mac Donagh

A smouldering, dying turf fire flickered wearily in the grubby, rusty pot-bellied stove at the top of the schoolroom, barely illuminating the dingy room. An enormous fir-framed blackboard towered over the front row of benches. It was coated in a layer of dusty chalk over which an English poem, some

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Max Glennon
Editor on 06/23/2015

Max Glennon

A large, sooty fire glowed in the pot-bellied stove at the top of the schoolroom. An enormous, dilapidated blackboard stood next to the stove. Every inch of its surface had been written on. It was covered with nathanna Gaeilge, lots of Arithmetic and an English poem for the pupils to copy and recite

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Gareth Corpuz
Editor on 06/23/2015

Gareth Corpuz

A massive, sooty fire kindled in the pot-bellied stove at the top of the schoolroom. An enormous, dilapidated blackboard stood straight and tall, commanding attention, next to the stove. Shrouded in a layer of fine, powdery, white chalk, the board was covered with nathanna Gaeilge, Arithmetic and po

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Grace Hutchinson
Editor on 06/23/2015

Grace Hutchinson

An enormous, sooty turf fire blazed in the pot-bellied stove at the top of the schoolroom. A gigantic, oak-framed blackboard rested on an equally impressive easel next to the stove. It was covered with poems, History, Arithmetic and nathanna Gaeilge the children were expected to copy and recite. Tin

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Gavin Lang
Editor on 06/23/2015

Gavin Lang

A gigantic, sooty turf fire blazed brightly in an old cast iron fireplace at the top of the schoolroom. Two huge wooden blackboards leaned proudly against their sturdy easels, taking commanding positions at the front of the class. Clean, gleaming slates rested neatly on each child’s bench, accompani

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