SHERCOCK PRINCIPAL RETIRES AFTER 40 YEARS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

10 February 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, signalled the end of an era, as Peadar Mohan, long-standing principal of Shercock National School retired.
It was clear that a lot of work went into organising his send-off, which was a well-attended yet intimate affair, as the community came out in force to bid farewell to this local hero.
With a career spanning forty years and having taught an estimated 1,200 pupils, chances are that much of the audience in St. Patrick’s Hall, Shercock, were taught by Master Mohan, as he was affectionately known.
There was also a strong presence from school staff past and present, the clergy, pupils currently enrolled at the school and Peadar’s many friends and neighbours.
As well as having dedicated his life to education, Peadar also found time to be a community activist and author and co-correspondent of Shercock News.
Each week, when the faxed notes arrive, there is no mistaking Peadar’s handwriting, which can only be described as an art form.
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