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Workshops in industrial schools

Started this discussion. Last reply by G Lennon Jun 18, 2018. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,Thanks for all the really useful responses for my last piece of work. They have been really helpful for my research.I'm now writing my thesis and I've chosen to focus on the workshops in…Continue

Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers

Started this discussion. Last reply by pauline jackson Jun 14, 2018. 27 Replies

Hi all,Firstly thank you for accepting me into the community. I am a researcher in Design History and Material Culture in Ireland. At the moment I am working on a project looking at the leather…Continue

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G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Workshops in industrial schools
"Thank you Jack !"
Jun 18, 2018
jack colleton replied to G Lennon's discussion Workshops in industrial schools
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Jun 16, 2018
pauline jackson replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
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Jun 14, 2018
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Workshops in industrial schools

Hi everyone,Thanks for all the really useful responses for my last piece of work. They have been really helpful for my research.I'm now writing my thesis and I've chosen to focus on the workshops in the industrial schools. When the industrial schools were opened in the 1870s the shop training seemed to be quite useful and several numbers of the boys were able to get work in their trade after the time spent there. Yet into the 20thCentury the training became much poorer -  I'm reading that the…See More
Jun 14, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Hi Christopher. I seem to lock myself out of this website for a while so couldn't see replies until now. Thanks for your response! Seems to have mainly been made in the shoe shops but sometimes the harness makers - in the earlier days in Artane…"
Jun 14, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Hello Maurice - yes it seems that nearly all of the industrial schools made them in the shoe shops. One that I was able to see had a coin or key at the top. awful"
Jun 14, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Hi Pauline. O'Donoghues (Dublin) manufactured them on the quays and Owen Sheehy Skeffington had a list of manufacturers that supplied them - waiting to see it in the national library"
Jun 14, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Hi James. Sorry to have brought up painful memories for you. But thank you for your response. I had heard about the pram tyre too from Frank Crummey"
Jun 14, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Hi William. That sounds like the leather strap they have on display in the Little Museum in Dublin. It feels like it has a coin or key in the middle - horrible"
Jun 13, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Thank you John "
Jun 13, 2018
G Lennon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Thank you for the very detailed response John!"
Jun 13, 2018
Christopher Neary replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Does anybody remember Brother Johnson brother O'Brian and brother Sullivan at St Patrick's Upton industrial School County Cork Johnson was the worst he seemed to enjoy knocking the s*** out in youngsters where did he go he should have been…"
Jun 8, 2018
Christopher Neary replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"I've sent information about the straps the Christian brother used to use I don't know if you're receiving my texts the straps were made in the shoemakers shop while I was at St Patrick's School Upton County Cork for 10 years I…"
Jun 8, 2018
shep replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"I was in artain, there was a few bad brothers in there, remember the slob in the nitting place,where we mended socks, with his whip, and gravy marks on his clothes,, and brother furlong with the missing finger, he was another, hope he is in much…"
Jan 17, 2018
Paul conlon replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"I was in Artane and i remember on brother telling me he had a leather strap made specially for him it contained 12 old pennies sown into the strap his name was Brother Moore "
Jan 16, 2018
Christopher Neary replied to G Lennon's discussion Leather Straps used by Christian Brothers
"Maurice Heaphy. That is very true because I used to make them there were two separate pieces of strap which were stitched together and coin put at the bottom end at St Patrick's industrial School Upton County Cork the prison I call it. I had a…"
Jan 11, 2018

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