The former Brockagh National School in County Leitrim. Located outside the village of Glenfarne, this opened to pupils in 1885 and is typical of the buildings then being constructed for this purpose and would originally consisted of a single room (later divided into two). Seemingly closed in the 1970s when a new school was built and several smaller establishments amalgamated, like so many others across the country it has since fallen into ruin.
Can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your posts throughout the year. Some made me happy but most made me want to cry. Nollaig shona dhuit.
Oh dear, I’m sorry for making you want to cry, but sometimes (too often) the plight of our architectural heritage is awfully dispiriting. I wish it were not so…
Love the blue. What has you in Lovely Leitrim?!
As I drive around the country, I am frequently struck by the superb locations that were often chosen for these small local schools – on ridges overlooking bogs, beside lakes, on hillocks beside mountain streams. Someone must have recognised how inspiring beautiful scenery can be to young minds: if only it were still thus!