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Ballinabranna Schoolhouse

Ballinabranagh, Co Carlow

First National School Ballinabranagh, Co Carlow
Founded 1832
First Principal, The famous schoolmaster John Conwill
First National School Ballinabranagh, Co Carlow
First National School Ballinabranagh, Co Carlow
John Tyndall F.R.S
Scientist, Mountaineer, Educationalist. Attended school here 1837 - 1839. John Conwill was Schoolmaster

Ballinabranna Female N.S. 1926
Seated: Left to Right - Lily Purcetl, Bridget Glynn, Nellie Brennan, Annie Malone, May Dooley, Magie Malone, Saragh Kelly, Annie Byrne, Annie McDonald. Standing- Left to Right - Miss M. Brennan (Teacher), Mary O'Brien, Madge Hogan, Mary Fitzgerald, Jane Malone, Joan Byrne, Pairida White, Lena Darcy, Katie Ayres, Maria Purcell, Mrs. McDonald (Teacher).
Source: Myles Kavanagh Ballinabranna (Baile na mBrannach) "A Centenzry Celebration 1890-1990.

The following is an extract from the Carlow People Thursday March 22 2007:
"Myles Kavanagh, Royal Oak Road, Bagenalstown, recently returned to Tanzania after a visit home. Myles who is a retired Principal of Ballinabranna N.S. is a native of Enniscorthy. Following his retirement he went as a volunteer to Tanzania in 1977 with the Volunteer Missionary Movement, which has its headquarters in All Hallowes College, Dublin. He worked there as an education adviser with Kilosa District Council in Morogora, central Tanzania where he was involved with the upgrading of primary school teachers in teacher resource centres for three years."

This is Ballinabranna Schoolhouse as it was when John Tyndall attended school there.

Old National School demolished in 1985

Old National School and Teachers Residence Leighlinbridge. Photo by Myles Kavanagh

Elizabeth & Edward Conwill, grandchildren of John Conwill taken September 1939
John Conwill Died 1880  & Mary Carty (Rathornan) Died 1900
Catherine b.1840 d.1865 Mary               b.1844 Edward b.1846 d.1906 Bridget Ellen b.1850 Died Young John Ellen Pat b.1855 Margaret b.1858 James b.1861 America
d.1875  b.1849 b.1852 d.1875 b.1854
John           b.1882 Mary b.1883 America Laurance b.1884 Edward b.1887 America Elizabeth Kate         b.1888 d.1967 (Ballinakill) James b.1889 America Judith b.1893 America
d.1925 (Ballinakill)    
Laurance Died 1963 & Winifred Watters (Ballinakill Co. Laois)  Died 1971
      Margaret b.1925 Died Young

Ballinabranna old school

John Tyndal Plaque

Plaque - First National School Ballinabranna founded in 1832

Ballinabranagh NS & Church map c.1900

Ballinabranna Church

Ballinabranna old school

Images by M & J Brennan c.2009

Source of images & text from
Carloviana 1979/1989/90 provided by M. Purcell 2012,
Myles Kavanagh Ballinabranna (Baile na mBrannach) "A Centenary Celebration 1890-1990 p.23, 24, 25 & 27

[ John Conwill ] [ Jimmy Daly ] [ John Tyndall ]

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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP

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