Congratulations to Kevin Doyle, Athlone Road Ferbane on his recent appointment as News Editor in the Irish Independent newspaper . Kevin has worked in the Herald for the past five years where he was political reporter and News Editor . Kevin graciously returned to our school two years ago and spoke to students about his work as a news reporter. We are delighted for Kevin and his family who have been good friends to all of us in Gallen Community School . Well done Kevin on this great promotion and we wish him every success.
We also extend congratulations to Dr Ailbhe Kenny, former student of St Sarans Ferbane and currently lecturer in Mary Immaculate College who has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, the only such award to be given to any Limerick Third Level Institution this year. Ailbhe will undertake research in music education in New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University with her research project entitled: ‘Examining musician-teacher partnerships in schools as sites of dialogic practice and pedagogic transformation’. A few yeara ago Ailbhe came to a careers night and spoke to our students about the importance of studying hard and following your dreams. She told them how there can be many different routes to achieving success but they all consist of hard work. We are delighted for Ailbhe and her mam Eithne, former teacher in Gallen C.S.