Solutions offered in 1693 by Meath’s Anglican bishop towards bolstering the Protestant community in Ireland

Secondly, by heartily endeavouring the conversion of the natives and the bringing them over to
our communion, wherein the state must concur as well as the clergy. Thirdly, by sending missionary
preachers to preach to them in the Irish tongue. Fourthly, by erecting English schools, and appointing
salaries to the masters of them, to instruct them gratis in the English tongue, and obliging the
masters to teach them the principles of religion, as well as the English language. There was a statute
passed in this kingdom to that purpose […], obliging every beneficed minister to keep an English
school […] ; but the work is not done, partly by the clergy’s fault, who have other things to mind, but
more especially by the want of a penalty in the statute, obliging the Irish to send their children to
them. Fifthly, by banishing their clergy, both regular and secular, there being little hopes of
converting the people whilst they are suffered in the kingdom. Sixthly, by suppressing Popish schoolmasters,
especially such as teach Latin, for these men train up their children for very little to the Latin
tongue, till they are fit to be sent abroad, where they are maintained out of charity, or by begging, till
they learn philosophy, and know how to read Mass, and then they are put into Orders, and sent back
as missionaries.