At Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí, Mr. Michael Crowley, our cherished woodwork teacher, is bidding us adieu today. A proud Kerryman with a passion for his craft, Mr. Crowley’s departure leaves behind a lasting legacy. He’s been an integral part of our school since day one.
Mr. Crowley’s dedication to education was unparalleled. Before joining our school, he shared his knowledge at St Gobans College in Bantry and St Brogans of Bandon, leaving a mark wherever he went.
In his friendly and positive manner, Mr. Crowley brought calm to our school. His expertise in woodwork wasn’t just about helping students in creating beautiful pieces; it was about moulding the character of countless students. His presence was like a guiding light.
Mr. Crowley’s sense of humour was legendary, and even when Cork faced the disappointment of losing the odd Gaelic football match to his beloved Kerry, his good-natured banter lifted our spirits. His laughter filled the classroom, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for learning.
As Mr. Crowley retires, Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí will miss his wisdom and laughter. We extend our heartfelt thanks for his dedication and mentorship, not just to students but also to younger teachers who learned so much from him. We wish him a retirement filled with happiness and the knowledge that he will always be part of our school’s cherished history.
Farewell, Mr. Crowley, and may your retirement be as bright as the legacy you leave behind.