Frank Murphy is new principal of St Aidan’s
FOLLOWING the departure of Principal Peter Creedon after 24 years at the helm, a successor was officially named last week to usher St Aidan’s Primary School into a new era.
Having been a member of staff on the very first day that St Aidan’s was founded with the amalgamation of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Primary Schools back in 1994, Frank Murphy is certainly no stranger to the school. He’s currently the Principal at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes in Tullow, where he started last September following eight years as Principal at St Colman’s NS in Ballindaggin.
Before this, Frank saw a bit of the world having worked in Italy, Kenya and China and he also worked at St Patrick’s Special School for a time.
‘You could say I’m well travelled alright,’ he laughed. ‘It’s lovely to come back after all these years. To come back to a new building and such growth in the school is amazing. To be entrusted with it is a real honour. The school has a wonderful name and is one of the finest in the country and that’s in no small way down to the hard work of Peter Creedon and the staff. To be entrusted with it is a real honour.’
‘ They are very big shoes to fill,’ he continued. ‘But I look forward to the challenge. The education system is constantly changing and I look forward to embracing this change as we move forward.’
Mr Murphy will take over the role from January 7.