Information about Selerne National School

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Selerne National School
Irish Form of Name:
Sailearna, Salicetum
[Selerne means] place of sallows
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Selerne National School
Selerne National School Inhabitants
This school was established in 1834 by the Board of Education at the expense of £150. It is 60 feet long and 20 feet wide and proportionably high, adapted for a male and female school. the latter not commenced. The R.C. Master is paid £10 from the Board per annum and about £15 more from the scholars, the present number is 75 of whom 51 are boys and 6 are Protestants.
Near the S.E. part of Selerne about the middle of the S. boundary of Mooneen and on S. side of the road from Cleggan quay to Omey.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Selerne National School is in Sellerna townland.