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Rosegreen National School principal John Lalor retires

Former principal of Rosegreen National School John Lalor assisted by  the current princial Maura Moloney, cutting his retirement cake in the Community Hall last Saturday night. Also in the photograph are Board of Management members Fr.Jim Purcell Fr.Christy O'Dwyer, Mary O'Dwyer, Johanna Lacey, Finbar O'Neill .

Former principal of Rosegreen National School John Lalor assisted by the current princial Maura Moloney, cutting his retirement cake in the Community Hall last Saturday night. Also in the photograph are Board of Management members Fr.Jim Purcell Fr.Christy O'Dwyer, Mary O'Dwyer, Johanna Lacey, Finbar O'Neill .

On Friday last the people of Rosegreen gathered to honour John Lalor, who retired on August 31, 2013, after 22 years as teaching principal at Rosegreen National School.

On Friday last the people of Rosegreen gathered to honour John Lalor, who retired on August 31, 2013, after 22 years as teaching principal at Rosegreen National School.

In what was a wonderful celebration, beginning with mass in the church and continuing afterwards in the Community Hall, Fr Jim Purcell was MC. Among the many credits attributed the John during his tenure was the introduction and nurturing of music, it was therefore only fitting that music and song provided by the pupils of Rosegreen National School should feature so prominently in the celebration. Speaker after speaker spoke highly of John’s contributions to the school and the community over his years there. This included representatives from the Board of Management, Parent Association and the G.A.A. Fr Christy O’Dwyer spoke on behalf of the parish of Cashel and Rosegreen. New principal Maura Moloney spoke of John’s true professionalism, always having the care and concern of the child at heart. She noted that John had been a fair, understanding and loyal principal who encouraged each staff member in their own area of expertise and this led to the building of an effective team. A great night was enjoyed by all and every good wish is extended to John and his family for the future.

Above: John cuts his retirement cake with Maura Moloney and Board of Management members Fr Jim Purcell, Fr Christy O’Dwyer, Mary O’Dwyer and Johanna Lacey and Finbar O’Neill

 

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