Vocational School


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Co. Galway


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email: rosmuc@iol.ie

This website was compiled by the First Year students as a Project in

Civic, Social and Political Education


Leagan Gaeilge Paraic Pearse School Subjects History of the School Industry in Connemara

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Patrick Pearse was a major influence in Rosmuc. He dedicated a lot of his time to the people who wanted to learn the Irish language. He sacrificed his life for the people, culture and language of Ireland but especially for Rosmuc.

He was brought up in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. His father was from Devonshire in England and his mother was from county Meath. He did not speak Irish as a young boy. When he was alive he told us that he had learned the Irish from his parents. In the years 1903 to 1908 he opened a school in Dublin called St. Endas and he spent from the year 1908 to 1916 with that school and politics at the same time.

He travelled to Belgium to study how people coped with being betingual. He used the information he got in Running St. Endas.

He lived for some time in a cottage in Rosmuc. Here he wrote many stories about the people of Rosmuc. Some were sad and some were happy. Among these stories were "Eoinín an nEan" and "Brid na nAmhraí".

In 1916 he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising as well as James Connolly and other great men.

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School Subjects


I am a student at Rosmuc Vocational School in Co Galway. I am in First Year with sixteen other pupils. There are about eighty pupils in the school altogether. We do eight subjects each day but we do eleven subjects altogether. The subjects are as follows:


Junior Certificate:


Irish, English, History, Mathematics Business Studies, French, Computers, Science, Home Economics, Christian Doctrine, Typewriting, Woodwork, Metalwork, Civic Education.


Leaving certificate:


Irish, English, Mathematics, Business Organisation, French, Computers, Science, Home Economics, Christian Doctrine, Building Construction, Engineering.

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School History

Gairmscoil na bPiarsach was opened by The County Galway Vocational Education Commitee in 1936. Since then there have been many changes made to the school.

At first there were only three rooms in the school: the Science Room, Home Economics room and a General Class Room. There are nine rooms in the school now including a well-equipped Computer Room where we designed this website.

This room had previously been a museum containing memorabilia of Padhraig Pearse. I wonder what would he think if he could see it now!

Night Classes are available in the school in a variety of subjects.

Up to 1987 this school had classes just to Junior Certificate level. Since that year it has a Senior cycle with classes to Leaving Certificate. This increased the number of pupils in the school to around 80.

One of our most famous pupils was Sean Mannion (the boxer) who was here from 1970-1975. He now lives in the U.S.

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There are a number of industries in the Rosmuc area.

Rosplas Teo is one such factory. It employs up to 15 people at the moment.

Near Rosplas is Rosmuc Knitwear. It employs another 9 people.

Rosmuc Knitwear also has a coffee shop next to the factory.


There is also a craft shop in Camus which employs 6 people.


Arramara Teoranta is based in Kilkerrin. They process seaweed into meal for cattle.

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