THERE WAS much sadness among Corran College staff and students at the recent death of Ann McEvoy, an Irish and resource teacher in the school since September 2010.
In a tribute, the school described her as "a very likeable teacher who was very professional in discharging her duties. She was a great advocate for students and always put her shoulder to the wheel for the betterment of the Corran College school community.
"Her welcoming voice, the Christian values that she modelled on a daily basis and her genuine caring nature will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing her."
Above all, she was said to have cared deeply about all students in her classes and in the school.
For the past 10 months, Ann battled cancer, bravely enduring many sessions of radium and chemotherapy.
Among the large crown who gathered for her funeral in Strokestown were 3rd and 4th year Corran College students, who paid their final respects by forming a Guard of Honour outside the church.