It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Fr. Joseph Noonan (RIP), retired teacher and Principal of St. Munchin’s College.
Fr. Noonan started as a teacher of Science, Maths and Religion in 1966 and was Principal from September 1993 up to April 1998.
Fr. Noonan was a highly valued, well respected teacher and later on Principal of St. Munchin’s College, and in his time here, contributed hugely to the development and growth of the school, in so many ways.
Apart from being well regarded by his students, colleagues and fellow priests, Fr. Noonan was good humoured and considerate. It has often been said that he was so progressive and ahead of his time in so many ways.
We would like to pass on our sincere condolences, prayers and thoughts to the extended Noonan family, to Fr. Noonan’s close circle of friends who were there with him when he sadly passed last weekend, and to the parish of Adare, where Fr. Noonan was parish priest up to his retirement in December 2017.
David Quilter (Principal)