Wednesday, October 5, saw a celebration of Glenville’s history as an old school attendance book, dating from 1870-1904, was handed over to Brian Magee, Cork County Council’s senior archivist.

While Glenville School first opened in 1821, it is understood that this attendance book is the first official register for the school in the village.

The book was originally kept in the school up until around the 1950s and was then removed by a former principal, who entrusted the book to local historian, Norma Buckley, around 30 years ago.

“I had to sign that I would keep it in my care in front of the man who gave it to me and in front of the priest,” Norma said.

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