Shelagh Graham, Director of Organisation Support and Development, Rebecca Conlon, Deputy Principal of St Joseph’s Community College Kilkee, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive, Agnes Hehir, Principal of St Joseph’s Community College, Kilkee and Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Director of Schools.
New principals have been appointed to secondary schools in Kilkee, Killaloe and Ennistymon.
On Monday, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) confirmed the appointment of new principals and deputy principals at St Joseph’s Community College, Kilkee, St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe and Ennistymon Vocational School.
All appointments will be effective from September 1st with the positions arising following retirements.
An active member of the local community, Agnes Hehir has been appointed as the principal of St Joseph’s in Kilkee. She had been deputy principal for the past four years and was conferred with a Masters of Arts in 2012 from University of Limerick and is currently completing a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Rebecca Conlon has also been appointed to the school as deputy principal. She has been working in Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, for the past two years as a member of middle management and a teacher of science and maths. The current principal of St Joseph’s Community College, Theresa O’Donnellan has retired.
Following Aideen Walsh’s retirement as principal of St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Eukaria O’Grady has been announced as her successor. Eukaria is currently Deputy Principal with Limerick Educate Together Secondary School, which opened in September 2018. She was conferred with a Masters of Education in 2014 from UCC and a Postgraduate Diploma in SEN in 2012 from University of Limerick.
Beverley Hartigan has also been appointed to the school as deputy principal. She has been TY Co-ordinator, a teacher of maths and part of the school’s SIP/SSE co-ordination team.
Currently an assistant principal at Ennistymon Vocational School, Orla Conway has been appointed to the role of principal. She had been part of the leadership and management team of the school and was conferred with a Masters of Education in School Leadership in 2020 from University of Limerick; a Graduate Diploma in Education Leadership in 2014 from NUI Maynooth and a Graduate Diploma in Special Education Needs in 2006 from University of Limerick. The current Principal of Ennistymon Vocational School, Elizabeth Flanagan, will be retiring.
Commenting on the appointments, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive, said, “We sincerely thank Theresa, Aideen and Elizabeth for their respective contributions to St Joseph’s Community College, St Anne’s Community College, and Ennistymon Vocational School in their roles as Principal over many years and wish them every success in their retirement. We extend congratulations to our new principals and deputy principals and wish them every possible success and happiness in their roles”.