J. E. Gordon

Author of Six Letters on the Subject of Irish Education (1832): [describes hedge schools as:] ‘receptacles of rags and penury, in which a semi-barbarous peasantry acquired the rudiments of reading, writing, Irish history and high treason’. (Cited in P. J. Dowling, A History of Irish Education: A Study in Conflicting Loyalties, Mercier 1971; quoted in Dominic Murray, Worlds Apart: Segregated Schools in Northern Ireland, Appletree Press 1985, p.15.)

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