Education

Books

The following books are in the possession of a family in the Glenavy area. They were used at various schools in the area.

Third Reading Book for The Use of Schools

Printed and published by the direction of the Commissioners of National Education, Ireland, Dublin by Alexander Thom, Printer and Published 1879.

The Sterling Reader Intermediate

The Sterling Reader Intermediate

The Sterling Reader Intermediate

Fourth Book of Lessons for the Use in Schools

Fourth Book of Lessons

Dublin. Published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland at their office in Marlborough Street 1850.
This book bears a pen inscription inside “The Property of the Dundrod N School”

Fifth Reading Book for the use of Schools

Fifth Reading Book

New Edition, Revised. Printed and published under the direction of the Commissioners of National Education, Ireland, Dublin by Alexander Thom & Co., Printers and Publishers 1880

Fourth Book of Lessons for the Use in Schools

Fourth Book of Lessons

Dublin. Published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education 1842

Agricultural Class-book

2nd edition. Dublin 1868.

Introduction to Practical Farming

Practical Farming

Household Economy – A Manual for Schools

By Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company 1882

Practical Guide to English Composition and Essay Writing

by W Stewart Thomson published by Lewis Smith & Son 7th Edition.

Old Glenavy School meeting

The following is an extract from The Lisburn Standard – Saturday, May 31st 1890

Eucation at Glenavy

At a meeting of the committee and supporters of the Old Glenavy School, held a few days since, the following, amongst others, were present – Rev. C. Watson, Rev. J.R. Sides, Dr. Mussen, Mseers. James Lorimer, John Corken, F. Gibson, William Ingram, E. Dorman, George Ferris, James Johnston, John Johnston, Charles Quigley,Arthur Peel, D. Wilson, R. Higginson, Robert McVeigh, R. Dickson, John Ingram, Wm. J. Ingram, A. Lorimer, John McClure, H. Higginson, T.J. Lynas, George Campbell, John Ferris &c.

The meeting was specially called by the manager, Mr. Jas. Lorimer, for the purpose of preventing a bequest of the late Captain Ingram, being taken for other purposes than those intended by the testator. Dr. Mussen presided. Mr. Lorimer gave an explanation of his stewardship, and concluded by saying that in the interests of peace he begged to move the following resolution – “That Rev. Chas. Watson be appointed manager on condition that he brought back all the scholars to the old schoolhouse.” It was understood that Mr. Lorimer would accept the honorary position of patron. Mr. Corken seconded the motion. Mr. Gibson, in a lucid speech, moved, as an amendment, “That Mr. Lorimer be appointed manager, and Rev. C. Watson patron.” Mr. Wm. Ingram seconded in an interesting address. This amendment, on being put to the meeting, was rejected by a large majority. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Watson stated that he accepted the appointment; and the leaders of the movement seemed pleased with the result, but not a few of those thought the meeting had simply endorsed a foregone conclusion.

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