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Sunday 17 November 2019

Fond farewell to 12 popular teachers

Martin Lyons, Duncannon; Geraldine O’Sullivan, Clongeen; Catherine O’Connor, Raheen; Sean Crowley, Horeswood and Mairead Kennedy, The Rower. Back;Carol O’Reilly, branch secretary; Bridget Sinnott, branch chairperson; Joe McKeown, CEC representative; Celia Walsh, Education committee representative; Pauline Weatherhead, Cushinstown; Martin Kennedy, St. Leonards and Eamon O’Connor, Rathgarogue
Martin Lyons, Duncannon; Geraldine O’Sullivan, Clongeen; Catherine O’Connor, Raheen; Sean Crowley, Horeswood and Mairead Kennedy, The Rower. Back;Carol O’Reilly, branch secretary; Bridget Sinnott, branch chairperson; Joe McKeown, CEC representative; Celia Walsh, Education committee representative; Pauline Weatherhead, Cushinstown; Martin Kennedy, St. Leonards and Eamon O’Connor, Rathgarogue

The New Ross branch of INTO (Irish National Teachers Organisation) held their retirement function in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola.

Over 60 people attended the event to celebrate and recognise the years of dedicated service in the teaching profession of the 12 retirees. The event was organised by New Ross branch secretary Carol O'Reilly with the help of all branch committee members.

The retirees in attendance included Catherine O'Connor from Raheen NS, Martin Kennedy St. Leonards NS, Mairead Kennedy The Rower NS, Geraldine O'Sullivan Clongeen NS, Eamonn O'Connor Rathgarogue NS, Pauline Weatherhead Cushinstown NS, Sean Crowley Scoil Mhuire Horeswood and Martin Lyons St. Oliver's NS Duncannon.

The retirees who were not in attendance included: Sally Kirwan St. Canice's NS, Kay Bolger Listerlin NS, Pat Purcell Catherine McCauley Junior School and Juliet Rogers from Scoil Mhuire Horeswood. The teachers and their families had a very enjoyable evening catching up with their colleagues from their schools and sharing fond memories of their time spent in the profession.

Martin Lyons even shared a lovely story as Gaeilge! Each retiree was presented with a token of appreciation from CEC representative Joe McKeown who represented INTO head office on the night. Geraldine O'Sullivan spoke very eloquently on behalf of the retirees and local INTO chairperson Bridget Sinnott spoke on behalf of the New Ross branch.

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