Tag Archives: WWII

Baligrundle School in the Coronation Year of 1911

Object of the Month: June 2017

School Log Books Kilandrist Parish School 1866-78 Baligarve Public School 1879-1965 Baligrundle Public School 1911-1960 LISDD:2017.U The 1872 Education Act provided state-sponsored schools, with compulsory attendance for all children from 5 to 13, run by local school boards; on Lismore, this meant the establishment of state/public schools at Baligarve and Baligrundle, eventually with infant, junior […]

World War II defences

During World War II Oban Bay was an important base for the assembly of Arctic Convoys and for the War in the Atlantic.  There was a complex set of signaling stations and submarine detectors, but a raid in December 1940 by German bombers, which resulted in the loss of at least one ship,  convinced the […]