School Principals since 1900

Ms Mary Daly 1864 – c1914

Mr William Gillic, 1891 -1935

William Gillic

William Gillic

 Mrs Mary Kate Lydon, c1914 – c1935

Mrs Lydon School Teacher

Mrs Lydon School Teacher

Mrs Lydon, School Teacher

Mrs Lydon, School Teacher

Mrs. Lydon, formerly Mary Kate Brennan, born 14 December 1887 from Knockaroo, Borris in Ossary, came to ballinacree School in September 1915.  She was the eldest of thirteen children.  Mary K Brennan married Tom Lydon from Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, 8 August 1917 in Ballinacree Church.  Mrs Lydon also taught Laundry and Cooking together with the usual primary school subjects, one of her specialities was the famous Ballinrink Cake that was made for the Whist Drives held in Ballinrink Hall.  She also played the Harmonium for a time in Ballinacree Church.  Mrs Lydon and her husband, Tom, lived for a time in the old school house in Ballinacree and later moved to Brookville, Castlecor, then in 1928 moved to Oldcastle.  Mrs. Lydon retired from teaching in 1952 and died aged 81 in January 1969.

Mr Patrick Connaughton 1935 – 1969

Patrick Connaughton

Patrick Connaughton                                     

Mrs Helen Connaughton c1935 – 1961

Mrs Helen Connaughton
Mrs Helen Connaughton

Boys and Girls schools were joined in 1961 with Patrick Connaughton as principle and Mrs Connaughton as vice-principle

Michael Concannon 1969 – c1984

Mrs Patricia McCormack 1984 –  2013

Ms Anne Noelle Bennett 2013 -2017

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