Typed volume entitled, 'Account of Schools in parish of Ballymoney in conformity with the wishes of a commission, appointed by Parliament to enquire into the state of education in Ireland' by Revd. Robert Park, 1824. This volume includes, for example:

Notes on a 'Private School for Young Ladies, town of Ballymoney...Misses Balfour and Miss Macky opened their school 10th. June 1823. Teach upon six days of the week, and at all periods of the year. They are of the Established Church and were induced to commence their school by the hope of many pupils, of course not appointed by any authority...the children on this list, 30 Females - Average attendance 24 - Of the Estd. Ch.[Established Church] 8, Presbyn. [Presbyterian] 22...there have not been any attempts to change the religious sentiments of the Young Ladies attending this School'.

Notes on a private school run by Mrs McElroy in Ballymoney who 'opened her school six years since - holds it all days of the week: Sundays exceptions - and at all seasons of the year - She is a Roman Catholic, and not appointed by any authority. 67 years of age - a quiet inoffensive female - qualified to teach spelling and reading, - 12 Males and 10 Females attend her school. 8 in 20 can read...The school is kept in a part of the Mistresses [sic] dwelling house...not in any way fitted up - a few boards used as seats by the children...No attempts here to proselytise.'

AccessNot available.

These items were listed in the original Directory but were not found among the Ballymoney collections in 2022.

Repository NameBallymoney Library
AddressRodden Foot Queen Street Ballymoney County Antrim
UK Postal CodeBT53 6JB
Telephone+44 28-2766-3589
Repository Web Address
CommentWe are grateful to Maria Diamond and the staff at Libraries NI for their help in updating entries contained in the original Directory.