School Records

National School Archives

National / primary school archives mainly contain clár leabhair (registers) and leabhair rollaí (roll books) concerning, respectively, the registration and the daily attendance of pupils; and also smaller amounts of other records such as daily attendance statistical report books and inspectors books. The registers record a pupil's name, age, and date of birth, and the address and occupation of parents.

Examples of National School archives held by CCCA:
  • Aughadown National School (CI) near Skibbereen, West Cork, 1897-
  • Ballycroneen National School 1871 - 
  • Ballyphehane National School, Cork City, 1959-
  • Blackpool National School, Cork City, 1869-
  • Cathedral National School, Cork City, 1925-
  • Clogheen/Kerry Pike National School, Cork, 1884
  • Clondulane National School Records (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal)  1866-
  • Cork District Model National School, Anglesea Street Cork City, 1865-
  • Cork Poor Law Union (Workhouse) National School (Male), Douglas Rd. Cork City, 1873-
  • Crosshaven and Myrtleville National School, 1854-
  • Dromina National School, Charleville, North Cork, 1872-
  • Glanmire National School, (CI) near Cork City 1869-
  • Glenville National School 1870 - 1904
  • Green Coat School, Cork (CI) 1890-
  • Inch No.2 National School, (CI) near Whitegate, East Cork, 1869-
  • Kilmalooda National School, (CI) near Ballinascarthy, West Cork, 1904-
  • Meenies National School, (CI) near Drimoleague, West Cork, 1871-
  • Rathduane National School 1890-2007
  • Slievereagh/St.Michael's National School, near Ballyvourney, West Cork (1867) 1886-
  • Shandrum National School, Newtownshandrum, near Charleville, North Cork, 1854-
  • St.Luke's National School, (CI) Cork City, 1887-
  • St.Michael's National School, (CI) Blackrock, Cork City, 1866-
  • St.Nicholas' National School (CI), Cove Street, Cork City, 1905-
  • Summerhill National School, (Presb.) Cork City, 1940s- 1960s
  • Templebreedy National School, near Crosshaven, South Cork, 1880-
  • Trimbath's Lane National School, off Cathedral Rd, Cork City, 1914-

(Those marked '(CI)' are/were managed by the Church of Ireland/Anglican community, the remainder are mainly managed by the Roman Catholic community).

Other School and Educational Institution Archives

  • Buckingham House School, Protestant Charity School, 1891 - 1971
  • City of Cork Vocational Education Committee (V.E.C.) including the precursor body, Crawford Technical Institute, and including items relating to the old School of Art, old School of Music and old School of Design / School of Science, 1849-1981.
  • Vocational Education Committee of County Cork, Minutes of meetings, 1903-1974
  • Munster Dairy School, 1882 - 1980
  • Passage West V.E.C. Minute Book, 1926-1976
  • St. Finbarr's Industrial School, Sunday's Well, Cork, Register of Female Baptisms (1917) 1920's - 1960's
  • St Stephen's Hospital (Blue Coat Hospital), Protestant boys charity school, 1699-1916   SM53 List  

Examples of some other archives relating to Education/Schools

  • School practice books, from Moore family, Midleton, 1837 and 1838
  • School report books in Denny Lane collection (Ref. U.611) relating to Porter and Hamblins school, South Mall, 1830's.
  • Christ Church Schools and Alms House, Cork. Copy of Vestry Committee Minutes Apr 1850 - Jan 1855 mainly relating to building works and Christ Church lane School. Also list of services, meetings and lectures held in Christ Church Parochial School Room from Easter, 14 Apr 1879.
  • Cork Corporation School Attendance Committee, Minute Books
  • Cork Corporation files relating to school and university scholarships, school meals, school attendance

Note on Access to School Archives

Records that contain personal information, that are also less that 100 years old, are access restricted.

Queries concerning school archives

We may provide a transcript/copy of a school record relating to a deceased person on request once the name and approximate years of attendance are provided to us. A charge will apply. For more information contact the archivist.

Blackpool National School Register 1917
Blackpool National School Register 1917