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School Roll Books, Registers, and other records

School Roll Books, Registers and other records:

Primary School records
Primary schools have been depositing their records for safekeeping in the County Archives since 2001. The main classes of records deposited in the Archives are:

  • School roll books: give names and number of pupils and class, date of birth of pupils;
  • Attendance books: gives number of classes, number of pupils on roll, and number absent;
  • Registers: gives date of entrance of pupil to school, pupil's name in full, pupil's date of birth and residence, occupation of parent/guardian, place where pupil last attended school. Gives details of attendances during each school year. There are some indexes to pupils' names;
  • District Inspector Report books: inspections of schools carried out;


Schools Drumoghill NS

 Inspector's Report, Drumoghill National School


  • General items, including correspondence, Departmental and local circulars, photographs.


Teachers' Salary

Teachers' Salary Scale, 1885‌


Primary Schools (mainly rolls and registers) collected to date: c.1855 – 1990’s (dates and volume and types of records held vary considerably):

  • Scoil Mhuire (Creeslough)
  • Kildarrach
  • Mas-an-Eas
  • Dunfanaghy
  • Faugher
  • Glassan
  • Glendowan
  • Stramore
  • Creevy
  • Ellestrin
  • Gortnacart
  • Lifford Endowed Schools
  • Ray (Raphoe)
  • Creevy
  • Ellistrin
  • Gortnacart, Ardara
  • Thorr, Gweedore
  • Dore, Gweedore, NS
  • Dunlewy NS
  • Scoil Phadraig, Bunbeg
  • Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Kilmacrenan
  • Scoil Michael O'Cleirigh (Ballyshannon)
  • Coolmore NS (Ballyshannon)
  • Scoil Carraig Na hCorna (2) NS (Ballyshannon)
  • Scoil Bearaic (Ballyshannon)
  • Castlefinn (2) National School
  • Donaghmore NS (Liscooley)
  • Scoil Cholmcille (Fintown)
  • Shallogans / An tSealgain (Fintown)
  • Beal-an-Ath-Moir (Fintown)
  • Glenleigham / Gleann-Leitin (Fintown)
  • Ceann Garb (Fintown)
  • Glenmaquin (Lurgybrack) NS
  • Dumhaigh / Dumhai (Lettermacaward)
  • Lettermacaward
  • Croagh / Cruac NS (Dunkineely)
  • Calhaim / Ceallseim NS (Dunkineely)
  • Dunkineely National School
  • Min Beannaid (Burtonport)
  • Acres / Na hAcrai / Ailt an Corrain (Burtonport)
  • Meenmore (Burtonport)
  • Ardbane NS (Mountcharles)
  • Glencoagh NS (Mountcharles)
  • Naomh Peadar NS (Mountcharles)
  • Muintir Naois (Mountcharles)
  • Lettermore NS (Inver)
  • Scoil Iosagain NS (Buncrana)
  • Naomh Colmcille NS (Buncrana)
  • An Croi Ro-Naofa/ Sacred Heart Convent School (Buncrana)
  • Cockhill Boys NS (Buncrana)
  • Tullydish / Naomh Baoithin (Buncrana) NS
  • Scoil Mhuire/ St. Mary's (Ramelton)
  • Killycreen/ Na Coilleadh Crine (Ramelton)
  • Cruachan N.S (Ramelton)
  • Tank / Ramelton No. 2 (Ramelton)
  • Castleshanaghan
  • Droimin (Ramelton)
  • Donegal NS, The Glebe
  • Cill na mBaird/Killymard (Donegal)
  • Clar Robertson (Donegal)
  • Tulaig Sneachta (Donegal)
  • Naomh Mura Fahan
  • Fahan Mura Iochtar and Uachtar
  • Carrowreagh (Fahan)
  • Dooey National School
  • Drumoghill National School
  • Caiseal Mhuire NS (Fanad)
  • Ballymichael NS (Fanad)
  • Scoil Bhrid (Fanad)
  • Ballymore C. of I. NS (Creeslough)
  • Newtowncunningham NS
  • Doochary NS
  • Dungloe NS
  • Kincasslagh NS
  • Ballyraine NS (Letterkenny)
  • Termon NS
  • Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala (Donegal Town)

Post-primary Schools:

Lifford Endowed Schools: collection includes rollbooks, registers, financial records, correspondence.

St Eunans’ College: Three photographs from 1920’s.


School St Eunan's 1921

St. Eunan's College, 1921

 The majority of school records acquired in the County Archives are open to the public, once listed, and by agreement with the school. However if there are any which are recent and of a sensitive nature, restricted access rules will apply.