Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

RE­TIRED mem­bers from the Gorey branch of the Ir­ish Na­tional Teach­ers’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (INTO) were hon­oured for their years of ser­vice in the teach­ing pro­fes­sion at a func­tion in the Coach House.

The teach­ers hon­oured were Anne Kear­ney (Shil­leagh NS), Alice Doyle (Tom­brack NS), Sinead Mc­Don­ald and Ni­amh Ward Carty (Tara Hill NS), Deirdre O’Donoghue (Castle­town NS), Noreen Caulfield, Ju­dith O’Con­nor, Nora Mur­phy Cousins, Irene Mitchell, Therese Hay­den and Ethna Mur­phy (Bun­scoil Loreto), San­dra Ho­ran (Gorey Cen­tral School), Con Bros­nan (Bal­ly­canew NS), Mary Mur­phy (Ki­lanerin NS) and Ma­jella Dempsey (Mon­amolin NS).

The night be­gan with a spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance from Joe McKeown, cen­tral ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee rep­re­sen­ta­tive of INTO. Branch chair­per­son Karen Con­roy was the mas­ter of cer­e­monies for the night and she thanked or­gan­is­ers Sean Ó Dubh­laing, Enda Mor­ris, Fi­achra Ó Tuairisig, Padraig O’Con­nor, Joe McKeown and Brid Cleary for the event.

Tra­di­tional mu­sic was pro­vided by Niall Quil­li­nan and Aileen Kennedy, while a de­li­cious spread of food was pro­duced by the Coach House, fol­lowed by some baked goods from Stafford’s Bak­ery. Mena Florists in Gorey put to­gether the bou­quet of flow­ers.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Brid, said she would like to thank every­one for their help and to Mau­rice and the staff at the Coach House for be­ing so ac­com­mo­dat­ing.

Each teacher re­ceived a small pre­sen­ta­tion of flow­ers, wine and a gift voucher for the Coach House.

In the Coach House on the night. Front: Ethna Mur­phy, Mary Mur­phy, Joe Mc Ke­own of the INTO’s cen­tral ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, Anne Kear­ney and Irene Mitchell. Back: Mary Mythen, Ju­dith O’Con­nor, Con Bros­nan, Therese Hay­den, Ni­amh Ward Carty and Alice Doyle.

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