Thursday, February 11, 2016

the murray school

The Murray School is the second stop on the heritage trail and is located only about a few minutes walk from the coast guard station.  From what I hear, the people who bought it restored half of the building, the side with the red door.  A lot of people who purchase homes in this part of the country use them as holiday homes.


 This building was erected in 1860 as Male and Female schools to replace the earlier Lady Anne Murray’s Charity School for girls built in 1842.  Lady Ann was the wife of Alexander Murray, then landlord of Killybegs.  It was erected at a cost of £1,500 at the expense of Horatio Granville
Murray Stewart, the main landlord of Killybegs at that time.  The Murray school was the main
school in Killybegs town until the the Niall Mor National School was established in 1879 by Monsignor Stephens, P.P. The coming of Independence in 1922 marked the end of the Murray schools.

Courtesy of the Maritime & Heritage Centre Brochure

11 comments:

  1. That would be a rather nice "holiday home," methinks!

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  2. Another beauty Bill, it's the stone work I think. Wonder if it's local stone?

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  3. Another beauty Bill, it's the stone work I think. Wonder if it's local stone?

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  4. The driveway is so suited to the sturdy architecture. Great shot.

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  5. Nice building and your composition is cool with the gate!

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  6. I like the way you photographed this from the driveway. I almost feel like I can step into the picture and stroll right on up to the building!

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  7. It's a beautiful building with a lot of history!

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