Deaths of two retired teachers
The deaths took place before Christmas to two well known and respected retired teachers who had taught generations of children in Dundalk.
Bernard Murnaghan, former vice principal and acting principal of St. Malachy's Boys National School, Dundalk died on Sunday December 23rd at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda after a long illness.
Brendan, from Castletowncooley, was highly regarded as an inspirational teacher and was a life long Fine Gael member.
He is survived by his wife Marian (nee Grant), sons Peter and Brian, sisters Anne Barden,
Drogheda, Margaret Kenny, Ardee Road, Celia Finnegan, Jenkinstown, and Mary Kirk, Rathcor, brothers Seamus and Martin, both Rathcor, Brian's partner Rebecca, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
His funeral took place on Christmas Day following 11.30am Mass in St. James' Church, Grange.
Another member of the teaching profession, Aidan Kerrigan, who retired from the CBS in 2017, died suddenly at his home at Grange, Knockbride, on Sunday December 23.
The Wexford native was fondly remembered by former students and was also very well known in hurling circles.
He is survived by his wife Mairead (née O' Connor) daughter Michelle, sons, Conor, Shane, and Gavin, and grandchildren Ryan, Iona, and Caden; brothers Colm, and Finbarr, sisters Dympna, Melia, Mary, Fidelma and the late Noel, Declan, and Ciaran, son-in-law Niall, daughter-in-law Tara, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
His funeral took place on Thursday following 11am Mass in St. Mary's Church, Knockbridge.