21-EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENTS (IRELAND) COMMISSION.
William Skipton, Dean of Killala.
among several schools ?â€”There
are four schools in the parishâ€”-two in each division.
Lord Justice Naish.â€”Has
not the Â£400 become much larger by accumulation?â€”It
amounts now to Â£2,495 Qs.
in the hands of the CommisÂ¬ sioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests, proÂ¬ ducing a yearly income of Â£74 17s.
Do you receive that direct from the CommisÂ¬ sioners?â€”It
is sent by the Commissioners to the bishop, and by him transmitted to me.
What do you do with it ?â€”1
divide it between the two parishes.
In equal shares?â€”In
There is one school at Kilglass that receives the whole portion that goes to Kilglass parish.
It was the school built immediately after Mr.
What style of school is it?â€”It
is conducted on what used to be known as the Church Education plan ; and the master increases his emoluments by taking in a number of pupils from the surrounding parishes to prepare them for Primrose Grange.
How many pupils has he?â€”About
He has not a sufficient number to get a National Board grant ?â€”They
have never tried for it so far as I know.
He has been a long time there.
He gets half the endowment.
The other half goes to the parish of Oastleconnor.
To whom do you pay it?â€”To
the Incumbent of Oastleconnor.
What schools has he?â€”One
ac Castleconnor, and one at Scurmore.
They both receive capitation allowances under the National Board.
Do you know the numbers attending them ?â€”
In one there are at present fifteen pupils, and in the other twelve.
Are they both under female teachers?â€”Both,
Is the money applied directly as a subvention to the salary of the teachers ?â€”I
don't know, but I believe the Castleconnor school gets the greater part of it.
How has the accumulation gathered?â€”I
have tried to trace that accumulation and I really cannot make it quite out.
In the early days of the trust they paid the schoolmaster only Â£8 a year, at the time that they had fully Â£20 a year coming to them.
the money \rested in the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests now ?â€”It
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”Have
they paid any money for putting out apprentices to trades ?â€”
I have looked into the account, and I find that the last was in 1877.
Valentine seems to have been Yicar of Oastleconnor, Kilglass, and Easkey ?â€”I
believe it was a sort of union ; but he gave no money to Easkey.
The will provided that it should go to Frankfort.
The Bishop seems to have appointed you as a kind cf deputy }â€”His deputy simply, to look after it.
I think the best thing we could do would be to follow the will, and give the Bishop the power legallyâ€”which he at present exercises voluntarilyâ€” of nominating the clergy of those two parishes to act for him.
â€” These are two parishes that are very likely to change Incumbents very quickly, and it seems to me that it would be better to put some one in now, that would be likely to remain in the neighÂ¬ bourhood.
change very quickly, as the incomes are very small ?â€”Just
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”Do
you think the Diocesan Council would be a good body to exercise a power of selection ?â€”I
I cannot give an opinion.
The Bishop at all events could nominate some one ?â€”Yes.
your diocese thinking of
forming a body of Trustees to hold school propertyÂ» â€”Yes, they are.
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Lord Justice FitzGibbox.â€”If
so it ^aoH ^ better to let this fund be vested in that body, and to declare the trust to apply it for the schools" of the* two parishes.
your parish near ?â€”My
parLA borders on Castleconnor.
It is only by accident that you are connect*-1 with the endowment?â€”The
Dean" might belong fi some other part of the diocese.
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”Is
there an ArchÂ¬ deacon of Killala ?â€”There
He is resident at Killala.
Do you know anything of the buildings]â€” I know them quite well.
How is the Valentine school building held ?-
There are about three acres with the school that wer* given by the Bishop of the timeâ€”See landâ€”to allow the bequest to be carried out.
The schoolmaster farms the land at present as part of his emoluments.
Has ho a residence?â€”There
is a schoolhow and residence.
Is that all that is in the parish ofKibdus' â€”No, there is another school in the parish, whH receives no money, but it was built by the Valentin endowment.
At one time my predecessor, Dim a Jackson, had an accumulation of some Â£200 in h\ hands, and he built this schoolhouse in Enniscrone.
How is the site of the Enniscrone school heMs â€”It was given by Mr.
Orme, the landlord there.
He gave it in exchange for a quarter of an acre of git-' land without boundaries.
It was known to be thciv, and he simply gave off this in lieu of it.
Is it a quarter of an acre?â€”I
think it is.
And the building is on it?â€”Yes.
When was that?â€”Somewhere
about 1866 t,
Is there any schoolmaster's resilience thti too?â€”There
is, in part of the same building.
It i a small place.
It is almost useless.
many children are there â€”I think about a dozen.
How far is it from the other school?â€”Abo-it
Would the one school accommodate the tÂ«u parishes ?â€”No.
How was the master trainedâ€”is he a ChurJi Education teacher ?â€”I
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”Formerly
it waa stated that there was a subscription of Â£40 a yea'1 to the Enniscrone school?â€”That
was through the bounty of Mr.
When he died his successor withÂ¬ drew it from that to the Scurmore school.
How is the Castleconnor school held?â€”Tb-
Castleconnor school was on a corner of an old gleh \ and when the Church Act passed, it was vested in ti â€¢â€¢
Representative Bod v.
What land "is there?â€”I
don't know if tW be so much as a quarter of an acre.
There is a n-sidence in the building.
The fourth school?â€”The
fourth school at Scurmore was built by Colonel Wingtieid, who h^ t it in his own hands for a length of time, and then ga.r
it up to the parish about 1867.
What premises are there?-
stands on, and a little bit of ground between tie house and the road.
It has a residence.
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”We
had better_<> t you see the schemes that we have prepared; anu u you want a separate one for tho Valentine imi'Â»-ment you can have it.
The only thing is that there should Â« some plan for having the money received and traaa-mitted.
Lord Justice FitzGibbon.â€”The
IncumbentsÂ©* ** parishes, and whoever are associated with Â«Â«*" trustees, should receive the money; and it will iw* the Commissioners to look after the spending * Â«â€¢
Just what it