Wexford principal and teachers celebrate their retirement

Published 23/06/2015 | 00:00

At the retirement function (from left, back), Jim Linehan, Claire Linehan, Fr Denis Lennon, Ciara Goff, Norrie Goff, Bernie Sheridan and Brian Sheridan; front, Miriam Linehan, Pat Goff and Nick Sheridan.
At the retirement function (from left, back), Jim Linehan, Claire Linehan, Fr Denis Lennon, Ciara Goff, Norrie Goff, Bernie Sheridan and Brian Sheridan; front, Miriam Linehan, Pat Goff and Nick Sheridan.

Principal Pat Goff and teacher Miriam Linehan are both retiring from Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, at the end of June.

Together with teacher Nick Sheridan, who retired at Easter, the pending retirees cerebrated the event at Kelly's Hotel, Rosslare with members of their families, school colleagues and friends. The three have a combined total of 76 years' teaching experience behind them at Scoil Mhuire.

More than 100 staff, past and present, turned up to a wonderful retirement dinner in honour of the long-serving teachers.

Pat Goff was one of the first members of the teaching staff in 1983, followed shortly by Miriam Linehan in 1986 and Nick Sheridan in 2000.

The school's social club organised this major end of year, end of career event which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

The three honoured teachers will be sorely missed and all at the school wished the very best in their retirement.

Pat became principal in 1997 following the late Tim Galvin's retirement and he now moves to take up a position with the IPPN (of which he was president in 2009 - 2011).

Scoil Mhuire is a very successful school in the town with an enrolment of almost 600 pupils. Former Scoil Mhuire teacher and current Senior Department Inspector Mags Jordan has been appointed as the next principal and will take up her position at the end of August.

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