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Italian educator Maria Montessori with young children at her school in Smithfield, London, circa 1951. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

In June 1927, when the State was itself in its infancy, the great pioneer of child-centred education, Maria Montessori, visited Waterford. She stayed (...)

Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

A mixed picture of education standards in Ireland’s schools emerges in revised school inspection reports which measure the quality of schools on a sli(...)

Elinor Vere Wiltshire: May 30th, 1918- January 20th, 2017

Elinor Vere Wiltshire (née OBrien), who died earlier this year, was a talented Limerick-born photographer whose pictures of Dublin in the 1950s and 19(...)

 Stuart Purcell: ’Working with collectibles is fascinating, the endless variety is fantastic.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Stuart Purcell is head of collectibles at Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, one of Ireland’s leading auctioneers of art and collectibles.(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

Cousins Emma (13) and Jordan (12) Pim at the Quaker memorial in Wyse Park, Waterford city, a former Quaker burial ground. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The contribution of the Quakers to life in Waterford is to be remembered this weekend with the unveiling of a memorial at the site of the first Quaker(...)

Principal Sylvia Hick outside St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin, which is to abandon fees. Photograph: Eric Luke

The 450-year-old St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School in Dublin has become the latest Church of Ireland school to scrap fees and join the free educat(...)

Founded in 1798, Newtown School is the only secondary school in the Republic run by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), although Drogheda Grammar School is run under a Quaker ethos, along with primary schools in Waterford and Rathgar, Dublin.

One of the country’s oldest secondary schools, Newtown School in Waterford, has become the latest minority faith school to enter the Free Education sc(...)

Flood defence barrier on Waterford Quay. Photograph: Patrick Browne

My first 18 years were spent living on John’s Hill in Waterford. In winter, my world revolved around an area that extended roughly five minutes(...)

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