Schoolteacher Aiden Murray with some of his pupils
(Can any of our readers name the pupil in the picture?)
Published in the Sunday Review in May 1963.
who also believes very strongly in education of all kinds is Aidan
Murray, the nicest schoolmaster I have ever met. Listening to Aidan
in the hall of the C.B.S school was certainly an education for me.
only Aidan would write it down, especially some of the background
stories to the “Tidy Towns” competitions. What really goes on when a
town is tidied up!
Aidan Murray and his extremely nice wife, Madge, know everyone in
Carlow, and are so helpful to strangers like us. We were sorry we
couldn’t stay for the Piazza, Madge, but next time we’ll give you
Aidan wasone of the people who fought for the new technical college
and he told us it would cost about 1¼ Million and would of course
benefit the local industries and would probably attract new ones.
When I asked what would happen to the old Shaw tech., he said it
might be turned into a library or Government offices.
we sat talking to Aidan and his friend Liam in the School Hall we
noticed the stage curtain nicely painted and Aidan told us that the
Carlow Operatic Society were rehearsing their forthcoming production
of the “Merry Widow”. It will be staged in the Town Hall from May 24
until June 2nd. Aidan himself never got beyond the
children in Aidan Murray’s class were excused homework in our honour.
They had a most enjoyable day anyway, listening to each other.
Aidan believes in letting them address the class and one
little boy who had been up to the Spring Show saw things there which
grown-up’s didn’t. Do you know how many yellow tractors there were
have never seen a man who loved his job so much as Aidan, and who
was so suited to it. The children adored him, and it’s no wonder
they work and learn from him – I certainly did.
stories of the Chelsea Pensioners and the gifts George Bernard Shaw
made to the local convent all were of historical interest.
I could write down all Aidan told us, the diary would be full.