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Some sad news..

14-March-23
Some sad news..

A chara,

Behind all schools, a Board of Management, is the ultimate decision maker and authority. The Board consists of two parent representatives, two teacher reps, and six department of education/trustee appointments. The Principal of the school is also the Secretary of the Board. The Board is led by the Chairperson.

Unfortunately our Chairperson, Gerry McGuire passed away on Sunday last, March 13, after a short illness. Little did we realise, that our last Board meeting on 30.1.23, chaired by Gerry in his clear, calm and concise style would be his last. His illness returned and despite the courageous battle he fought he succumbed to it on Sunday.

Gerry has been a Board of Management member of Donahies CS for many years. After the untimely death of Fr. John Hand two years ago (16.3.2021), Gerry assumed the chair and served this school, as well as many others, in a fantastic capacity. His wise counsel will be sorely missed by us all. His attention to detail, thoroughness and then when the business was complete, his humanity and good humour was inspiring. However, our loss pales in comparison to his family’s loss. To his wife Mary, his daughters Ciara and Darina, his sons Brendan and Alan, his grandchildren and all his extended family we extend our gratitude for a life of wonderful service and our sincerest condolences on Gerry’s sad passing. May he RIP.

Our national flag will fly at half-mast until Thursday.

Peter Keohane

Principal

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