The Sad Passing of Mr. Paul Ryan
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our much loved friend, colleague and Principal, Mr. Paul Ryan, who passed away this morning, Sunday 1st May 2016, in the loving care of his family and the staff of Beaumont Hospital. He bore his illness with great strength and optimism and always maintained his cheerful and pleasant demeanour. The staff, Board of Management, parents and the entire community of Scoil Mochua are heartbroken at his passing, and will forever hold him dear. He was an inspirational school leader, a wonderful colleague and a true friend. Paul Ryan touched all of us in a very special way, especially the pupils in his care, who were always his priority, and he delighted in their personal, academic, artistic and sporting achievements.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Joan, his children, Seán, Kate and James, his parents, Vincent and Alma, his brother, Jim, his sister, Mairéad and his extended family.
This is a difficult time for Paul’s family and also for the entire community of Scoil Mochua. We have begun liaising with the Support Services, who can help us through this difficult and sad journey. A group of children from the senior classes is being organised to represent the pupils of Scoil Mochua at Paul’s funeral Mass. As this is anticipated to be a very large and very sad funeral, we strongly advise that younger children not be exposed to such grief and sadness. There will be an opportunity in the coming weeks for parents, children and the wider community to express their grief and celebrate Paul’s enormous contribution to Scoil Mochua at a memorial Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Celbridge.
We will miss him very much.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Note from the Principal
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