Ennis Community College Gaelcholaiste an Chlair

BRIAN O’DONOGHUE is leaving his role as principal of Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir.

Staff were informed of O’Donoghue’s departure last month and he will take up a new post as principal of Castletroy College in Limerick where he will succeed Padraig Flanagan.

O’Donoghue’s appointment was confirmed by the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

Since 2017, Brian has held the top post at Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir. During this time, the campus underwent a major extension and refurbishment programme while student enrolment recorded an increase.

This rise in numbers was aided by the introduction of a common application process for post-primary schools in Ennis and its environs which O’Donoghue was a leading figure in implementing. He also oversaw changes to programmes offered to school leavers at Ennis College of Further Education.

George O’Callaghan, chief executive of the ETB said, “I would like to sincerely thank Pádraig for his significant contribution to Castletroy College in his role as [rincipal and to education locally, regionally and nationally down through the years. I congratulate Brian and his family on his appointment as Principal at Castletroy College and wish him every possible success and happiness as he embarks in this new role”.

Brian began his teaching career in St Munchin’s, teaching biology, science and mathematics and was later appointed deputy principal in Corbally. He is a graduate of Maynooth University, where he qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later completed a Higher Diploma in Education at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Graduate Diploma in educational leadership.

He said, “I am really looking forward to working closely with the entire school community of Castletroy College in the months and years ahead. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead and to continue to grow the legacy of the school through the support of the ETB”. He has served as secretary to the Limerick Principals and Deputy Principals Association and has been a board member of Limerick Education Support Centre.

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