Master O’Toole of Rathvilly
Full title: Edward O’Toole, 1860-1943: Rathvilly schoolteacher and nationalist
Creator / Author: Eileen McGregor
Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 36pp
When Published: 2008
Publisher / Place of Publication: Geography Publications / 24 Kennington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.
Parent Publication [book]: Carlow: history & society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county / edited by Thomas McGrath / 1070pp
About: An excellent biographical essay on Edward O’Toole of Rathvilly, who retired from teaching in 1925 and thereafter devoted much time to researching the history, folklore and placenames of County Carlow and neighbouring areas.
ID number(s): 9780906602386
Contents Education – Towards promotion – The Gaelic League – Irish National Teachers’ Organisation – Payment by results – Curriculum changes – Politics – IRB – Land League — Parnell – Volunteers pre 1916 — Easter Week 1916 – Volunteers post 1916 – Black and Tans – Community life – Rathvilly train service – St. Patrick’s Church – Village Green – Remunerative activities – Public Office – North Carlow Co-op Poultry Society – Kiltegan Loan Fund – Folklore – Archaeology – Publications – Conclusions – Acknowledgements — References.
WW Connection #1: Edward O’Toole was a well-known figure in Carlow / West Wicklow and wrote many articles about the history and folklore of the area.
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Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s website: http://www.geographypublications.com/
Extra #4: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.
Extra #5: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Edward O’Toole.