Salary Books (ED/4)...

Up to 1844 there are volumes covering the whole of Ireland.

For the period 1844-55 the material is arranged by county for the period 1856-70 and by district from c.1890 (61 districts for the whole country). There are no volumes for the period 1.10.1840-30.9.1843.

Arrangement within the volumes is by numerical order of the roll number of the school. The volumes are not indexed. There are over seventeen hundred volumes for the period 1834-1918.

Details provided include earnings of teachers, status, names of schools where individuals taught previously or are going to. All the names of teachers in the school are given.

Date Area Reference
1834-40 All Ireland ED 4/1-5
1843-4 All Ireland ED 4/6
1844-5 (pt 1) Cos Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down ED/4/7
1845-6 (pt 1) as above ED 4/9
1846-7 (pt 1) as above ED 4/11
1847-8 (pt 1) as above ED 4/13
1848-50 (pt 2) Cos Donegal, Down, Fermanagh ED 4/16
1850-51 (pt 2) as above ED 4/19
1851-52 (pt 2) as above ED 4/22
1852 (pt 2) as above ED 4/25
1853 (pt 2) as above ED 4/28
1854 (pt 2) as above ED 4/31
1855 (pt 2) as above ED 4/34


From 1856 arrangements for salary books is by country and those for the six counties of Northern Ireland 1905-18 are in PRONI.

1869-1902 District 17 Co. Down ED 4/565-581