|Mary Costigan- Teacher at The Shamrock School|
(woman on the Rt- in white dress)
To further their education, which was optional for grades 10-11 , the children in the community attended the Convent School operated by The Presentation Sisters in Chapels Cove. My mother was one of the first to attend this "Commerical Course", which offered lessons in bookkeeping, typing and shorthand. Aunt Agnes said, she attended the Convent School also, with the determination of following her older sister, (my mother) to get a job just like she did on the U.S Navy Base Argentia. She not only got a job on the base, but took my mother's position as secretary to the Supply and Fiscal Commander, when my mother left for New York. The skills taught at the Convent School were mostly utilized by young women. Further education for young men was obtained by actual on the job training, learning from their fathers or men in that trade or moving to the city for additional schooling.
During his visit last year, Uncle Ray helped to identify the above photo, Aunt Agnes then confirmed that this was their teacher Mary Costigan. The Flynn children attended the Shamrock School in the 1930's and 1940's.
|The Flynn Children |
Front Lt to Rt - Agnes, Rose, Ray
Back Middle - George