Brid O'Doherty, Former Teacher, Saint Louis Convent, Rathmines
Dublin Institute of Technology
Brid O’Doherty discusses her background initially and recalls her early days as a teaching sister at St. Louis Convent school Rathmines in the 1940s. The school was private and regarded as being quite exclusive. She taught four languages, French, Italian, Irish and English, and also taught the Arts and Religion, in what she describes as a very cloistered atmosphere. She discusses her views on the vocational schools system, as she perceived it in those days when the School of Commerce Rathmines fronted St. Louis Convent school. In the early 1900s the convent had provided part of the site for the vocational school there.
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