Pat Aherne from Glenview Square has been a caretaker at St. Joseph’s N.S. for twenty-seven years and at present he has no plans on leaving.
“I love my job and taking care of the whole school, keeping it clean and I particularly love the gardening. There have been huge changes since Principal Tobin came four years ago with new furniture, windows, in fact the whole school has been restructured. Since June I have been working with builders on the refurbishment of the first pre-school for autistic children, Beag. We started in June and finished the work last night. I feel this new pre-school for autistic children is a huge leap for us here at St. Josephs and a whole new venture and badly needed in Tipperary Town.”
Principal Louise Tobin said Pat deserves recognition for his hard work. “Pat is one of life’s few gentleman left,” she said.