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County Borough Council Of Limerick: Irish Education Act, 1892

Notice is hereby given that on May 21st, 1904, the County Borough Council of Limerick adopted the Irish Education Act of 1892, commonly known as “The Compulsory Education Act.” This Act is now fully enforced in the City.

According to the provisions of the Act, parents and guardians are required to ensure regular school attendance for children under their care between the ages of 6 and 14, regardless of gender. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in fines and imprisonment.

Two School Attendance Officers, namely Mr Daniel J. FitzGerald and Mr Alphonsus J. O’Halloran, have been appointed to ensure compliance with the Act. These officers have been given strict instructions to report any cases they find in their respective districts where children are not attending school regularly or not attending at all. Such cases will be referred to the School Attendance Committee, and if warranted, legal action will be taken against parents or guardians.

By order,
Town Clerk
Secretary to the School Attendance Committee
Dated this 22nd day of August, 1904

Limerick Echo – Tuesday 13 September 1904