For over One Hundred and Thirty-six years the hedge school masters were the dominant educators in Ireland. for most of that time, they worked underground, due to the strictness of the Penal Laws. Impoverished parents valued this educcation so highly that they bartered flitches of bacon and miscawns of butter for it.
This book studies the hedge schools and the texts used in their classes.
The Irish Hedge School and Its Books 1695-1831
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