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APPENDIX A.

THE PARTICULAR ATTENTION OF MANAGERS OF IRISH NATIONAL

SCHOOLS IS REQUESTED TO THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.

III. Book and
Free Stock
Liste.

PAYMENT FOR BOOKS, &c. 1. All applications for Books and Requisites at reduced prices must be addressed to the Secretaries, and be accompanied by a money order for the amount, in favour of Maurice Cross or James Kelly, Esq., and payable in Dublin on demand.

2. When a post-office order is transmitted, and the amount is under tent shillings, the postmaster's charge must be paid by the person applying for the order ; if the sum exceed ten shillings, it is to be handed to the postmaster, who will deduct his charge, and Requisites will be given for the full amount

PAID.

3. The correspondent is not to sign any application for Books and Requisites without first ascertaining that they are actually wanted for the school, on behalf of which the application is made. The Inspectors are required to report to the Secretaries whenever it appears that an undue quantity of Books or Stationery has been ordered for a National School.

4. All applications for Books and Requisites, at reduced prices, are to be prepaid by the Managers, or the amount of postage will be deducted from the grant.

5. When there are separate ROLL NUMBERS for Male and Female National Schools, the application should state for wbich of them the books, &c., are required ; and if for both, two forms should be used

TRANSMISSION OF PARCELS. 6. The Parcel, when so desired, will be forwarded, carriage free, to the Depot of the District in which the School for which the Books are required is situated, and when arrived, the Inspector will inform the Manager on what day it will be ready for delivery ; or to the Depot of any other District, if more convenient; but in the latter case, the Inspector, not knowing the Managers of any Schools out of his District, cannot give notice.

7. Or the Parcel will be forwarded to any place nearest to the Manager's residence to which there is a mode of conveyance. In the latter case the Manager must point out the precise mode of conveyance by which the Parcel is to be transmitted, and he must also defray the cost of carriage.

8. When Parcels are forwarded to the Depot of a District it is not the duty of the Inspector to transmit the Parcel to the Manager's residence or to the School.

9. The Manager is required to send to the Depot on the day appointed by the Inspector for delivery of Parcels, a messenger who must present the order on the Inspector, with which the Manager will be furnished, and which order the Inspectors are required to transmit to this Office as a proof of the delivery of the Parcels.

10. Books and Requisites ordered for delivery at this Office, APPENDIX A. are to be called for between the hours of 10 and 4 o'clock, and

III. Book and not sooner than two days after the receipt of the money. The Free Stock carrier must produce the order of the Manager.

Lists.

GRATUITOUS STOCK.
EXTRACTS from the Rules and REGULATIONS of the Commis-

SIONERS of NATIONAL EDUCATION in IRELAND.
Section II.—“The use of the Books furnished by the
Commissioners is not compulsory."

SECTION VI.-Books.-“1. The Commissioners furnish gra. tuitously to each School a First Stock of School Books, in proportion to the attendance of Children, which 18 RENEWED AT THE END OF EVERY THREE YEARS. They are to be kept as a School Stock, for which the Master or Mistress is held responsible, and they are on no account to be taken out of the School. The Commissioners also supply Books from time to time for the general use of the Children, and School Requisites, such as Paper, Slates, Quills, &c., at reduced rates.”

“3. When Books, &c., purchased from the Commissioners at the reduced price, are sold to the Chillren attending a National School, it is directed that in no case shall any advance be made on these prices; and the District Inspectors have iustructions to inquire into and report upon any infraction of this rule.”

Book Circular.

Education Office,
Dublin,
day of

185 . SIR,-In accordance with the above Regulations, we are to inform you that a Grant of Books and Requisites has been made for the use of the within-named National School to the amount stated.

The selection of the Books and Requisites is left to the Manager, with the exception of a Map of the World, and a Set each of Spelling and Arithmetical Tablets, mounted on boards, which the Commissioners require shall form a part of Every First Free Stock.

You are requested to enter upon this list, without delay, such Books, &c., as will, at the prices specified in the annexed list, amount to the sum granted, and return the Document to this Office, prepaid, with your signature.

As soon as the list is returned, duly filled and signed, the parcel shall be sent as desired, with the least possible delay, and you will receive an invoice of the Books and Requisites, which must be pasted in the Daily Report Book.

Your attention is particularly requested to the following Instructions respecting the transmission of Parcels of Books :

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APPENDIX A. 1. The Parcel, when so desired, will be forwarded, carriage III. Book and free, to the Depot of the District in which the School for Free Stock which the Books are required is situated; or to the Depot of Lists.

any other District, if more convenient.

2. Or the Parcel will be forwarded to any place nearest to the Manager's residence to which there is a mode of convey

In the latter case the Manager must point out the precise mode of conveyance by which the Parcel is to be transmitted, and he must also defray the cost of carriage.

3. When Parcels are forwarded to the Depot of a District it is not the duty of the Inspector to transmit the Parcel to the Manager's residence or to the School.

4. The Manager is required to send to the Depot on the day appointed by the Inspector for delivery of Parcels, a messenger, who must present the order on the Inspector, with which the Manager will be furnished ; and which order the Inspectors are required to transmit to this Office as a proof of the delivery of the Parcels.

5. If the Parcel is to be sent by a Carrier, he must call at this Office, not sooner than two days after the Manager's directions shall have been received, and must produce the Manager's order to the Storekeeper here, for its delivery.

You are required to purchase such additional Books and Maps, Stationery, Slates, and other Requisites, as may be necessary to supply fully the wants of the School. You will find on the enclosed form a List of such Books and other Requisites as are granted by the Commissioners, at the reduced prices affixed ; and where Male and Female Schools have different Roll Numbers separate lists are to be filled up.

We remain, Sir, your obedient Servants,

Maurice Cross

, } Secretaries.

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IV.-OFFICIAL Forms.

APPENDIX A. FORMS OF INSPECTOR'S REPORTS, AND APPLICATIONS Forms.

IV. Oficial FOR AID. No. 1. FORM OF DISTRICT INSPECTOR'S REPORT upon

application for aid towards Building a School-
House, in the County of —-- Name of proposed
School Name of Correspondent —. Post-
town
1. Where is the Site of the proposed School-house ? In
what Townland ? In what ParishIn what Barony?

2. State the extent of the Site, and its dimensions.
3. Is it in a healthy situation?
4. Is it to be enclosed, and how?

5. Is there any, and what extent of ground for agricultural purposes?

6. Is it a portion of a Church, Chapel, or Meeting-house Yard ?

7. Is it in connexion with any Religious Establishment ?

8. If so, has inquiry been made to procure any other site, and what has been the result of the inquiry?

9. What is the name and distance of the nearest Post-town, and in what direction?

10. State the Christian and Surname and Residence of the Person making a Lease of the Site, and what title he has to the ground.

11. For what length of time does the Grantor agree to give the Lease ?

12. Is the Ground liable to any, and what Rent ?

13. What number of Children may be expected to attend the School, distinguishing Males and Females, and what is the Population of the Parish, distinguishing that portion of it likely to need such a School ?-Males, ~, Females, —, Total,

14. Is the School to be under the direction of a Committee, and by whom elected ?

15. What amount of Local Subscription has been raised, or is likely to be raised, towards the erection of the House?

16. How is it proposed to keep the House and Furniture in repair ?

17. Does a necessity exist for the building of a new Schoolhouse here?

18. State the names and circumstances of such National Schools as are in the neighbourhood within a circuit of three miles, the number of Children attending them, and whether vested or non-vested, and their respective distances from the proposed site.

19. State the names of all other Schools for the Poor within similar limits, their general circumstances so far as you can ascertain theme

APPENDIX A. 20. State the precise distance of the site of the proposed IV. Official

School from the site of any other Applicant School, whether Forms. for aid towards Building or for Salary and Books, distin-

guishing each.

21. Have you consulted the Clergymen of the different denominations as to making any arrangement for giving religious instruction in the proposed School?

22. Have you presented to the parties concerned in this application, a Copy of the Lease vesting the Premises in the Commissioners in their Corporate capacity ?

23. Are they willing that such Lease shall be executed ?

24. State any other circumstances connected with this application, which you may consider material for the information of the Commissioners, and the grounds upon which you recommend that it should be entertained or otherwise.

25. Have you had an interview with the Patron or Correspondent of the School ?

26. If the proposed Manager be a Layman, state his profession, business, or occupation.

27. Have you communicated personally with any other individuals on the subject, and what has been the result of your interview? 28. State the date of

your

visit. District Inspector of National Schools.

No. 2. Form of District Inspector's Report upon

application for aid towards payment of Teacher's
Salary, and for Supply of Books, &c., —- School,
in the County of -- Patron or Correspondent
Post-town
1. When was the School established ?
2. In what Parish ?
3. In what Townland ?
4. In what Barony?

5. What is the name and distance of the nearest Post-town, and in what direction ?

6. State the names of the National Schools within three miles of this Applicant School.

7. State the distance of each from this Applicant School. 8. State the names of the other Schools for the

poor within three miles of this Applicant School.

9. State the distance of each from this Applicant School.

10. State whether the School is, or has been, in connexion with, or has derived aid from any other Society; and if so, the name of the Society, the amount of the aid received, and whether that connexion will be discontinued should a grant be made.

11. Are the Patrons of the School, during its former connexion, aware that application has been now made on its

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