The Model School in Enniscorthy

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The Model School sounds like a school in miniature, but there are quite a few throughout the country. Some of them are large institutions like this one in Enniscorthy, others are smaller. But they all appear to have been excellent places of education. Morning Mary attended one, and has many happy memories made rosier by the passage of time, no doubt!

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Thanks, Domhnall Sioradáin, for explaining that Model Schools were part of the original model (Domhnall couldn't resist!) for national primary education in Ireland, 1831. Model schools were set up, and older bright pupils would act as monitor apprentices and later become teachers. In 1870, model schools were replaced by 2-year residential training colleges, such as Carysfort in Dublin.

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_02041

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    sharon.corbet

    • 05/Nov/2020 08:41:26

    According to Archiseek it was in use until 1998 when it was demolished.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 05/Nov/2020 08:57:16

    There is a companion photo from the other direction with these two gents and another in a top hat - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337803 [oops, fixed]

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    DannyM8

    • 05/Nov/2020 11:04:31

    Was Morning Mary a Model Pupil?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 05/Nov/2020 11:11:12

    The NIAH seems to indicate that the only part remaining of the Model School. Here is the School on the 25" OSI Map.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Nov/2020 11:23:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Wellllllllll - a pupil of the Model at any rate:-)

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    cargeofg

    • 05/Nov/2020 11:37:09

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Are you sure it was demolished. Only half joking.

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    maczeug2

    • 05/Nov/2020 11:41:53

     Wonderful photo! ;-)

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    Domhnallcos

    • 05/Nov/2020 12:04:17

    The original model (sorry, couldn't resist) for national primary education in 1831, was to set up model schools, originally only in Marlborough St, Dublin, where older bright pupils would act as monitor apprentices and become teachers. This was changed in 1870 by setting up 2-year residential training colleges, such as Carysfort. The model schools around the country were then used for teaching practice.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 05/Nov/2020 12:06:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] No, I'm not sure - that's why I generally qualify statements with stuff like "According to Archiseek" unless I'm really certain!

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    cargeofg

    • 05/Nov/2020 12:17:43

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Likewise I use " it would appear to be" Tried to get a streetview but Google maps are on a funny here in Wales today. I can get the UK but says no to Ireland

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    cargeofg

    • 05/Nov/2020 12:27:28

    www.google.ie/maps/place/St+Marys+CBS/@52.4973435,-6.5684.... It would appear that St Mary,s CBS has extended/built on the site but railings retained as per NIAH notes. [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] Google camera seemed to have a hiccup with wooden pole.

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 05/Nov/2020 12:49:37

    fancy place, too bad it's been demolished

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    suckindeesel

    • 05/Nov/2020 13:58:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's because you're in lockdown

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    suckindeesel

    • 05/Nov/2020 14:00:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Is that also the original gateway?

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    cargeofg

    • 05/Nov/2020 14:58:05

    It is possible that they are the original piers and vehicle gates .Looks like the stone work was sand blasted. If you zoom in there is evidence of older holes on the piers that have been filled in. The pedestrian gate is a modern reproduction as final's are different to the railings. They have also left out a middle row just visible on vehicle gate. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]