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Tulla Boys National School Roll Books

Transcribed by Jane Halloran Ryan of the Tulla Reaching Out Heritage Group
with funding from the Heritage Council (Heritage Week 2018 Grant Scheme).

Tulla Infant Register Boys School 1873-1895

Roll Books by Register No.1873-1884

Roll Books by Surname 1873-1884

Roll Books by Register No.1885-1895

Roll Books by Surname 1885-1895

Tulla Boys School Register 1866-1896

Roll Books by Register No.

Roll Books by Surname


Tulla Boys National School



Tulla Boys National School was built on the site of the previous local boys and girls schools which existed before 1880. Originally, there was a separate boys school and girls school in use near the Fair Green. However, with the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in 1880, it was decided that a new boys school would be built. This school would educate the boys while the Convent of Mercy would educate the girls. The boys school roll number was originally 1842, but after 1885, this was updated to 12784.

Canon Halpin and Canon Lynch were the original managers of the school.

The school was located at the top of the hill of Tulla just to the right of the Fair Green until the 1950s when a new school was built on the site where St Mochulla’s National School is today. The original Boys school (photo above) is now used as the Tulla pre-school.

The Tulla Infants Register which is included in the transcription work was originally taken from the Boys School where the male infants attended alongside the older boys. However, by the mid 1890’s, a number of the boys were attending the Tulla Convent Infants class and then moving up to the Tulla Boys School. This is reflected in the Transfer School column where it is noted “Tulla Convent”. Where there is no school noted, it indicates that a child had started at the boys school.

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