St Peter’s (Church of Ireland) National School, Drogheda

Repository: Louth County Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleSt Peter’s (Church of Ireland) National School, Drogheda
Archive ReferenceIE LHA SCH006/
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1893–1987
Extent Medium60 items


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 ↴

    Purchase/Permanent Loan

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 ↴

    Retained permanently
  • Accruals ↴

    Further accruals may be expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged by record type and then chronologically.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access is by appointment and subject to restricted access
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying is subject to copyright and physical condition.
Creation Dates1893–1987
Extent Medium60 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqBound volumes. Fair - good condition. Careful handling required.
Finding Aids Descriptive list can be found on on-line catalogue and on Archive Collection webpage both available at Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationLouth County Archives Service
Copies InformationSome digitised documents may occasionally be found on
Publication NoteGerrard, 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

Archivist NoteJayne Hutchinson
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions39356