Category Archives: 2011

Memories of the Gilson Endowed School

Many children in and around Oldcastle attended the Gilson Endowed School over its decades of existence. In the later years of the school, some moved on to complete their scondary education in Oldcastle’s post-primary school. That school celebrated its 50th … Continue reading

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Oldcastle prepares to celebrate Laurence Gilson

WEEKEND OF CELEBRATION TO HONOUR LAURENCE GILSON IN OLDCASTLE   May Bank Holiday weekend will see the town of Oldcastle and surrounding areas celebrating and commemorating the generosity of an Oldcastle man, Laurence Gilson, who died in 1810.   Gilson bequeathed … Continue reading

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