Major outpouring as Watergrasshill NS principal retires

Watergrasshill National School staff pictured outside the school with Mr O'Brien, wishing him well on his retirement.

In 1999, Pat O’Brien joined Watergrasshill National School as principal and just last week, Master O’Brien retired amongst an outpouring of tributes from those at the school and the surrounding community.

During his time, major growth has been witnessed at Watergrasshill National School, and not just in relation to numbers attending.

“I started in 1999 when there was six staff and 136 kids. I would have been teaching at the time. Now there is 422 kids, 17 classes and 40 staff,” Mr O’Brien told The Avondhu.

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