Eileen Kenny recently retired from our school after twenty one years service. She has been with our school to see all of the extraordinary growth of the school building and the community. Over her time here Eileen worked with Master Feeley, Mrs Regan and Mr Britton and many Board of Managements. She helped so many children reach their potential with her hard work and kind words. She had a wealth of knowledge in SEN, Gaeilge and music in particular and helped us out of many holes regarding our choir and Christmas concerts.
Despite the restrictions from Covid we did our best to make her last day as special as possible and it will be especially remembered for the song penned by 6th Class.
We wish Miss Kenny all the health and happiness in her retirement.
Note from Miss Kenny
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to so many people on the occasion of my retirement. I would like to thank Finola Furey, John Britton and the present Board of Management not only for presenting me with a beautiful painting by the gifted Brigid Birney and a lovely bouquet by Aileen Gallagher, and cake from Jackie Loughlin but at the same time I also want to express my gratitude to the previous Chairman Fr Keogan, principal Thomas Feeley, who brought me to the school, Una Regan with whom I worked for so many years, deputy principals Kathleen Fahey and Gerardine Gallagher, and so many successive board members for all they did to make the school such a great place in which to work.
I would like to thank the Parent Association for the lovely painting, by one of their own Onóra Gill-Fitch, and the really thoughtful vouchers for afternoon tea, and Fr Phair for taking the time to come and present them. Even more than this I have to thank all the parents I have dealt with over the years for their cooperation and support. I also want to acknowledge with extreme gratitude the cards, mass cards, gifts and good wishes I received from past pupils and parents and the wider community, and their support all the time I worked here. I really have to thank the school staff for their lovely cards and gifts and remember all who came before them with whom I worked, who were always loyal, helpful and a pleasure to meet each day.
Finally I would like to thank the lovely students of Four Masters who, with the help of all their teachers, gave me a great send-off .Thanks for the books of good wishes, poems and songs and sixth class and their teacher Paul Gallagher for the great show they put on, and the video they made, all done at a time when they have so much else to contend with.
I was one of the lucky people who loved the job they did and had such a great time in the four schools in which I worked, Dillonstown in Co, Louth, Scoil Fatima and Our Lady of Mercy in Sligo, and Four Masters, working with marvellous people, some of whom have now left us, may they rest in peace, and beautiful children. It was a joy. However, all good things must come to an end, and for me that was a little too soon, but I wish every blessing on the endeavours of all at Four Masters in the years to come as you continue on in a great school. If I can be of any assistance, I am only a call away.
Go dté sibh go léir slán,
Slán agus beannacht,
Best wishes to the boys and girls in Third Class who will receive First Holy Communion in Saint Aidan's Church, Kinlough, on Firiday 25th of September 2020.