Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Secondary School Scholarships.

asked the Minister for Education if he will state the results of the last examination for scholarships from the primary into the secondary schools in each county in the Saorstát in the following form, viz.:—(a) the number of pupils in attendance at the primary schools between the ages of 12 and 14; (b) the number of pupils who competed for scholarships; (c) the number of pupils who qualified for scholarships; (d) the number of scholarships offered, and (e) the number of scholarships obtained.

The enclosed statement gives the number of pupils between 6 and 14 years of age on the rolls of the national schools in the counties of the Saorstát on the 30th June, 1928—the last date for which the figures are at present available—and particulars with regard to the last examination (1929) under the schemes of scholarships, tenable at secondary or vocational schools, for boys and girls between 12 and 14 years of age who fulfil the required conditions.

SCHOLARSHIPS IN SECONDARY AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS.

PARTICULARS AS TO THE AWARDS IN CONNECTION WITH EXAMINATION HELD IN 1929.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

No. of pupils between ages of 12 and 14 on rolls of National Schools on 30/6/28

No. of candidates who competed for Scholarships

No. of candidates who qualified for Scholarships

No. of Scholarships offered

No. of Scholarships obtained

Carlow

1039

14

4

8

4

Cavan

2686

Clare

3043

31

12

12

12

Cork County

9101

68

13

13

13

Cork City

2446

42

15

10

10

Donegal

5045

Dublin County

3778

98

26

26

26

Dublin City

9223

198

61

20

20

Galway

5734

23

6

6

6

Kerry

5739

103

34

20

20

Kildare

1677

32

9

10

9

Kilkenny

2379

38

15

7

7

Leix

1506

33

14

8

8

Leitrim

1969

8

2

1

1

Limerick County

3359

Limerick City

1159

Longford

1325

52

7

5

5

Louth

1946

9

1

5

1

Mayo

6370

38

10

10

10

Meath

2073

25

9

4

4

Monaghan

2041

49

10

6

6

Offaly

1681

23

4

10

4

Roscommon

2678

90

17

12

12

Sligo

2223

46

8

7

7

Tipperary North

4268

24

8

10

8

Tipperary South

28

15

8

8

Waterford County

1533

Waterford City

806

25

10

6

6

Westmeath

1626

Wexford

2929

24

2

9

2

Wicklow

1682