Dhuish National School, Shercock, Co. Cavan 1875-1975

Dhuish National School was opened in 1875 and was assigned number 7927. According to an article in the Anglo Celt, it could boast of a real Gaelic name long before it became fashionable or obligatory.

It derived its name from the small black mountain overlooking it, Dubh Mish. This two teacher school closed in 1975, with approx. 23 pupils, who went to schools in the local towns to finish their education. In 2005 Dhuish Group Water Scheme purchased the old school from St. Felim’s Diocesan Trust, thus keeping the building in community ownership. A filtration system was installed to supply quality water to the area. In 2020, it’s original plaque remains, the old school looks the same, except for a large roller door in the gable end and inside machinery hums as it works to provide water to the community.

Dhuish National School
C. O'Callaghan
Shercock, Co. Cavan

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  • My granduncle Peter Farrelly attended this school. My grandfather Thomas Farrelly also must have attended it. Their parents were Bessie (Carragher) Farrelly and Thomas Farrelly. It is delightful to know the building stands today. I loved this account of the school.

    By Tom Cooney (23/10/2020)

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