FORTY YEARS: Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra French and Maths teacher Mary Healy celebrated her retirement after 40 years of service at a function with teaching colleagues and family in The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. Mary is pictured with TJ Howard, Pat Brosnan, Denis Hickey and Seamus O’Connell, former colleagues in the old Rathmore Vocational School. Picture: Eamonn Keogh


Mary Healy said a final farewell to Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra in September after 40 years teaching.

She began her teaching career in Kenmare Vocational School before moving to Killorglin Vocational School.

Mary then moved to Rathmore Vocational School where she spent 10 years before the Vocational School in Rathmore and St Mary’s Secondary School amalgamated to form Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra.

It was there she ended her teaching career where she taught French and Maths. She held the position of Year Head for many years and was well respected in this role by staff and students.

“Staff members gathered with her family to honour her years of teaching at a farewell function in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney,” Vice-Principal, Maria Hanrahan, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Mary was a very valued member of our staff, known for her passion, hard work and dedication to her students. She will be missed but we wish her well and thank her for her many years of service.”