Primary school teacher Anne Sloan retires from Saint Finian’s National School in Dromin

The pupils and staff of Saint Finian’s National School Dromin wished a fond farewell to popular teacher Anne Sloan who retired recently

The pupils and staff of Saint Finian’s National School Dromin wished a fond farewell to popular teacher Anne Sloan who retired recently

“I started teaching here at Dromin in June 1997,” said Anne. “I remember my first day as if it were yesterday. It was a big change as I had previously taught at the Redeemer girl’s school in Dundalk and Stanhope Street primary school in Dublin.

“Dromin was quite a small school when I started with only two teachers and a total of 42 pupils. Working with children during my teaching career has been absolutely wonderful. Watching them grow and develop learning how to read is very rewarding. I would like to thank all parents, pupils and staff both past and present and wish them every success for the future. May the good work continue.”

The church was full with 250 there for the occasion.

Afterwards, everyone gathered at the school for a great barbacue. Everybody was there: the school children, past pupils, board of management, teachers, members of the Sloan Family, and friends from Ann’a teaching days in Dublin.

Among the past pupils were Sharon and Ciaran Brennan, John King, Paul Brennan, David Stokes, Jim Cunningham, Laura Geraghty, Mary Gorman, and Aoife Gregory. Presentations were made by the parents association and management board.