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St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« on: Friday 03 September 10 22:53 BST (UK) »
I am seeking information about St. Bernard's Industrial School for Girls, Fethard, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. My granmother was orphaned and sent here in the 30's/40's. Does anyone know any websites or information about this place ?

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 September 10 22:54 BST (UK) »
St Bernadettes was run by the Presentation Order of Nuns and I think there is still a convent there today. So you could try writing for information.


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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 May 11 15:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,
It is now actually Dundrum House Hotel, comprised of the old buildings plus some new extensions. There is a very popular golf course attached to it, and it offers very good 3 star accommodation.
Google 'Dundrum house hotel and country club' for images and all information.

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 March 12 20:04 GMT (UK) »
Some of the children from there went to local primary school, Knockavilla in the 1970's when the convent closed the remaining children went to Presentation Thurles, which is still there today.

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 12 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Globet,
I'm very interested in this Industrial School in Dundrum as some of my relations were also put in there due to family circumstances.  Do you have any more info on school?  or who to contact to find out any info there may be in registers etc?  Life must have been very difficult and lonely for the children.
Thanks  :)

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 12 22:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi SRBA,
I'm not sure where you would get records, but you could try The Presentation Convent in Thurles Co Tipperary, that's where the children went when Dundrum closed, I presume records would also have gone there, as i said i think that was late 1970's, I know some of the children went to local school with us but that was just day school, they returned to Dundrum every evening.

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 March 12 01:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Globet,
Would it be rude to ask, what years you remember the Dundrum children attending your school?
My cousins were at Industrial school in 1940s, as far as I can judge (much too early for yourself to remember, no doubt) but it would be interesting to find out if the kids went to the national school back in my cousins' time or if it was only in more recent years.
Thanks for rapid reply  :)

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 17 March 12 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi SRBA,
I attended the school from 1972-1980 and from what i remember the children were there up to about 1976/77ish. I don't know what year the children started to attend the local because they had their own school in the convent and when that closed they attended local school as day pupils, I know there is a local book "Education in Knockavilla" that might have the info in it. I'm sure i have a copy in the house I will look for it & let you know any info that  is relevent.

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Re: St Bernadettes Industrial School, Dundrum, Tipperary
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 September 13 11:47 BST (UK) »
Hi, I left the school in 1972 after my Leaving cert and I'd love to track down some friends.. (*)

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