History Making Male Principal Appointed at Muire Gan Smál

The historic and newly appointed principal of Scoil Muire Gan Smál in Castleisland, Seamus Moynihan pictured at the school on Monday.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

Muire Gan Smál Primary School announced its delight and welcome for Seamus Moynihan as its newly appointed principal.

Seamus is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College and he also holds an honours degree in maths and science from the Open University.

A native of Killarney, Seamus began his teaching career in Cork City and moved to St Colman’s BNS in Macroom where he spent the past 13 years and he led the development of ICT, maths and science in his school.

First Male Principal

“To prepare the talent needed for the digital economy, education must adapt as fast as the demand for IT skills is growing and evolving,” said Mr. Moynihan who is making history in being the first male principal at the Castleisland school since the Presentation Convent was founded here by Mother Joseph Harnett back in 1846 and the school opened in 1850.

Seamus Moynihan spent a year earlier in his career teaching in New Zealand gaining valuable new skills and knowledge which he integrated into his own teaching strategies.

Appointment A Privilege

“It’s a great privilege to be appointed as the first male principal of Muire Gan Smal Primary School and I’m looking forward to working with the great staff here,” he said.

“In the coming years I hope to share my enthusiasm for maths, ICT and the Irish language with the fantastic students of Muire Gan Smál. I look forward to meeting with parents as we begin an exciting, new chapter in the school and I want to continue to develop and support the school’s strong connection with the Castleisland community.”

Passionate About All Sports

Seamus is very passionate about all sports and is currently chairman of Spa GAA Coiste na nÓg in Killarney.

Mr. Moynihan is now inviting enquiries on any and all aspect of the school under his guidance.

He assures parents and guardians who may have questions on what Muire gan Smál has to offer that he’s on hand on: 066 71 41147 or Email info@muiregansmal.ie

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