There used to be a School in the Townland of Carrowbrowne, which is currently in the Parish of Castlegar, Galway.

This National School closed circa 1940, when Students and Teacher moved to The Castlegar National School.

The Teacher; Raftery, lived in Parkmore Village for some time. 

The Memory of this School, has been re-kindled upon discovery of a Photograph, which "surfaced" during the Castlegar Gathering. See that Photograph on Flickr (open new window).

Why was there a School here, at that time? Presumably because the Population was higher, and the Carrowbrowne Castle attracted more activity. Read more .... article.

Too young for Concrete, this building was probably local Limestone?

  • Geographical Coordinates -  Latitude -  53°19'1.53"N.   Long.  9° 1'37.74"W    53.317092°,   -9.027150°. Mick and Nora Welsh, lived in the School House in recent times, and the School itself was to the immediate East of that, and is no more.

Carrowbrowne National School

 Image aerial

See a dynamic Map, with a zoom facility of where this School used to be.

                       ^ 1900's or thereabouts, with the Castle just out of shot to the right.