Castleknock College Union

Retirement of Mr Andrew McGeady

College Headmaster

Jun 30, 2009
Retirement of Mr Andrew McGeady -

Fr. Peter Slevin, President Mary McAleese, Headmaster Andrew McGeady

The past academic year will most likely be remembered for the retirement of the College Headmaster, Mr Andrew McGeady after sixteen years of sterling service. Mr McGeady was the first lay person to hold this position in the College and he consistently emphasised and promoted the characteristic Vincentian traditions and ethos of the College; values with which he personally identified.

During his tenure Mr McGeady was charged with the onerous task of guiding the College through an era of transition that is unparalleled in the history of Castleknock; the ending of Saturday lessons in 1999, the closure of the boarding facilities in 2006 and a building project whose scale and ambition rivals any effort of previous generations. The changes were accepted and applied in a very professional manner by Mr McGeady who was ever conscious of the need to balance the rich history of the College with the need for redevelopment in order to maintain our position at the forefront of Irish education.

It is most fitting therefore that in his final year of tenure Mr McGeady witnessed the culmination of the College Redevelopment Plan; a project that was officially opened by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese who spoke of the 'restoration' of Castleknock College.

This magnificent achievement stands as testimony to the generosity of many as well as to the resolve of Mr McGeady and the Vincentian trustees in ensuring that the building programme was delivered as planned. An excellent Headmaster who commanded the respect and admiration of students and colleagues alike, we wish Mr McGeady every happiness for the future.