St. Aidan's Past Pupils

Past Pupil Recognition of Achievements

Name: Tomás Hogan
Leaving Cert Year: 2008

Postgraduate Qualification Details:
• Completed 3 year degree in Primary School Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
• Completed Diploma in Primary Education with 4th class in Buttevant.

Achievements/Current Employment:
• Worked in Charleville and Buttevant for two years.
• Currently working in St Marie’s of the Isle in Cork city.

Positive Memories of St Aidan’s:
• Meeting so many friends.
• Playing GAA in the school supported by Mr Savage
• Getting a good Leaving Cert which enabled me to become a Primary School Teacher.
• Getting on well with so many dedicated teachers.

Name: Donal Óg O’Donovan
Leaving Cert Year: 2002

Postgraduate Qualification Details:
• BPharm (Hons) UCC Class of 2007
• PhD Clinical Pharmacy UCC 2012 (Thesis Title: ‘Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in an Irish Population’)

Achievements/Current Employment:
• Currently employed as Pharmacovigilance Assessor in the Irish Medicines Board (since 2011).
• Cork under 21 Football Captain 2004
• Under 21 Munster Champion 2004 & 2005
• Cork Senior Football Panel 2007
• Sigerson Cup 2011

Positive Memories of St Aidan’s:
• Enjoyed time spent with friends

Name: Alan Corbett
Leaving Cert Year: 2002

Postgraduate Qualification Details:
• BA Graphic Design Cork IT
• HDip Crawford Art College
• MA Children’s Book Illustration Cambridge School of Art

Achievements/Current Employment:
• Wrote and illustrated the comic book/graphic novel ‘Ghost of Shandon’ (Published by Onstream publishing).
• Exhibited illustrations in Cork, Dublin, London and Cambridge.
• 2012 Won Best Independent Comic Writer Award (Irish Comic Awards)
• Illustration work has been commissioned by Cork Community Art Link, Cork Opera House and Cork City Council.
• Self employed as an illustrator, writer, Art teacher, graphic designer and Assistant Editor.

Positive Memories of St Aidan’s:
• Loved the freedom to be creative in St Aidan’s.
• Especially enjoyed Art class (Ms Muldoon) and English class (Ms Desmond).
• History class was also quite inspiring (Mr Cotter)
• Elected Pupil’s President during Transition Year which gave invaluable confidence in public speaking and being responsible for my actions.

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