Danny Sharkey Obituary, Death – Danny Sharkey’s passing on Monday has left the community with a deep sense of sadness and loss. He played an instrumental role in the education of countless children as the principal of St. Aengus’ NS since its inception on 7th April 1975 until his retirement on 31 Aug 1994. Before taking on this position, Danny had already been a dedicated educator, serving as the teaching principal in Carrowen NS in Burt from 10th August 1953 and later in Bridgend ‘Old’ School from 1961 until its amalgamation with Birdstown NS and Carrowen NS in 1975.
Over the years, Danny witnessed significant advancements in education technology, including the introduction of the cassette tape, television (which was moved from class to class on a trolley!), and the projector to aid in teaching. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Danny was known as a true gentleman, kind-hearted, and a positive influence on all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Throughout his long career in education, he had a significant impact on the lives of many generations of students. In the early years of St. Aengus’ NS, Danny donned many hats, going above and beyond to ensure the smooth functioning of the school. He was not only a teacher and principal but also acted as a secretary, joiner, and electrician. His dedication and hard work were evident in everything he did for the school and the students.
His legacy as an educator and mentor will continue to inspire and shape the lives of the many individuals he touched throughout his career. As the community mourns his loss, they will forever remember Danny Sharkey’s impact on their lives and the profound influence he had on the school and the community. May his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew and loved him.