Saula N.S. Centenary Book


Large (A4 size) magazine type book with 106 pages packed with photographs, stories, articles and interviews with former pupils. Published in 2010 to mark 100 years of Saula N.S., this book celebrates the school and its role at the heart of the community.

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Published in 2010 to mark the centenary of Saula National School, this 106 page magazine style book celebrates both the school and its role at the heart of the community. This large (A4 size) book includes an extensive collection photographs from down the years, stories and articles, and even registers of boys and girls from 1873 to 1936. Particularly poignant are the interviews with former pupils, some going as far back as 1920.

From the Principal’s message:
“I hope you enjoy our book to celebrate the school’s centenary. The school opened on May Day 1910. Teachers and pupils moved from the old school, the remains of which can still be seen nearby.

Many thanks to all those who were interviewed over the past few months and shared their memories of the school and village with us. They brought past events to life and helped this generation to understand the past. Thanks to all who contributed photographs and articles.”

Contents include:

  • Master McNulty … Pupils’ memories
  • Eneas Joe McNulty (pupil 1938-1947)
  • Martin Murphy – Shore Road (pupil in 1920)
  • John Patrick McNamara
  • Tea leaves and Silvermints
  • Mary ‘Ginger’ O’Donnell – (nee Kilbane) Derrowla
  • Mary (Ned) Gallagher
  • John Cafferkey – Baile Thiar
  • Martha Sweeney – (nee Patten)
  • The Blow-ins
  • John Moran
  • Annie Madden
  • Bridget McGinty (nee Kilbane), Derrowla
  • A Burning Issue
  • Census 1911
  • My years in Saula N.S. from 1989-1998 by Keith Mulligan
  • Know your village – logainmneacha ‘s a leithéid
  • Milk v Cocoa – The Saula School Milk Strike
  • Battle of Saula School
  • Poems and Songs we learned at School
  • Moladh Seán O’ Piotáin – In praise of Seán Patten (Seán the Shore)
  • Snippets from the daily report book 1906-1910
  • 2110
  • Teddy Kilbane – My first and other days at school
  • Schools Folklore Collection
  • Sarah Corrigan (nee Murphy)
  • Báid agus Báidóirí
  • Song of Achill
  • Coming to Sáile
  • Girls Register 1873 – 1935
  • Boys Register 1973 – 1936