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The Fanore School Case

2017-02-19

Joe Queally is a native of Fanore, Ballyvaughan, North Clare. He comes from a farming background and has a keen interest in local history, over the past years he has studied and contributed to many local historical projects. His interests include hurling, football, athletics, traditional Irish music, song, dance and story telling.

Pastimes are spent swimming, walking and mountain climbing. He gives great support in fundraising to the RNLI Lifeboats and is chairman of the local Ennis fundraising branch. He is domiciled in the parish of Doora Barefield for the past forty years where he lives with his family.

The Fanore School Case is one of the most bizzare episodes in the history of Irish education. At the centre of the case was Michael O'Shea, principal teacher at the Fanore National School, who was dismissed in 1914 from his post by the school manager, the local parish priest Fr. Patrick Keran, allegedly for refusing to marry the assistant teacher in his school, O'Shea himself being engaged to another girl at the time.

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