Gaelscoil Makes Presentation To Jim As He Steps Down As School Caretaker

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Jim O’Sullivan (third from left) receives a memento to mark his stepping down from the caretaker role at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn from Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir. Also included is Fr Francis Nolan, two of the founders of the Gaelscoil Padraig Mac Fhearghusa and Sean Seosamh Ó Conchubhair and Leas Príomhoide Liam Ó Conchubhair. Photo by Dermot Crean

IT was a special day for Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the school with their annual Christmas Mass.

But it was also an opportunity to celebrate a member of staff, Jim O’Sullivan, who has spent the past 21 years as caretaker in the school and is stepping down from the job.

Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir said it was a day of emotion and celebration of the history of the school and she paid tribute to Jim for his service to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn.

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“It was a beautiful ceremony with music throughout — with Jim accompanying our musicians — and there was added emotion this year with it being the 40th anniversary with some of the founders of the school, parents and pupils present. The school has grown from 21 children back then to 332 pupils today, so we wanted to recognise that growth as well,” she said.

Jim, from Rock Street, received presentations to mark his long service and had great praise for all at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn.

“It’s a great school. Everyone is so nice here, teachers and pupils. I’ll miss it no doubt and I’ve made great friends. It’s one big happy family,” said Jim, who regularly performs music in pubs with his friends.

Fr Francis celebrating Mass on Wednesday.

A display in the school celebrating 40 years of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn.


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