Creator(s): St Peter’s (Church of Ireland) National School, Drogheda
Administrative History ↴
The records in this collection are concerned with the running of St Peter’s National School, Drogheda. The school was established in the early 19th century. Originally established in the grounds of St Peter’s Church of Ireland at the top of Peter Street, it then moved to Bolton Street in 1896 where it is based today. It is often referred to as the ‘Blue School’.
Archival History ↴
The collection was held in the school until June 2006, when it was deposited in Louth County Archives Service. The series of annual reports and statements of accounts of the Blue School for 1942 –1950 were purchased by the County Archives in 2006.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: St Peter’s (Church of Ireland) National School, Drogheda ↴
The collection consists essentially of roll books (SCH006/RB1/, SCH006/RB2/, and SCH006/RB3/), and daily report books (SCH006/REP1/) dating from the 1890s – 1980s. It contains one observation book dating from 1908 – 1936 (SCH006/003); and a series of annual reports and statements of accounts of the Blue School for 1942 – 1950. There is a file containing various items such as inspector’s reports, circulars from the Office of Education, and lists of pupils’ names, (SCH006/001). There is also a book of rough calculations of quarterly returns dating to 1917-21 (SCH006/002). Much of the material in the collection relating to individuals is subject to restricted access until the date of the last substantive entry in the item in question is 100 years old. This is to protect the privacy of individuals. Researchers may view entries relating to them upon proof of identity.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Further accruals may be expected.
The collection is arranged by record type and then chronologically.
Conditions of Access & Use
Access is by appointment and subject to restricted access
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Copying is subject to copyright and physical condition.
Material Language Script
Characteristics Tech Req
Bound volumes. Fair - good condition. Careful handling required.
Descriptive list can be found on on-line catalogue and on Archive Collection webpage both available at http://www.louthcoco.ie
Archive Web Link →
Louth County Archives Service
Some digitised documents may occasionally be found on http://www.louthcoco.ie
Gerrard, Richard, ‘A history of St. Peter's National School, Bolton Street, Drogheda: including the wider Church of Ireland community’, 2011
Quane, Michael, ‘Drogheda Blue School’, Journal of CLAS, Vol 16, No 3 (1967), pp163-168
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions