It was the end of an era today as two teachers retired from St.Patrick’s school in Avoca.
Principal Mary Brennan and teacher Catherine Power have put down their dusters and chalk.
Mary has spent 36 years at the school, taking over as principal from Andrew Gallagher in 1999.
Catherine has spent 35 of her 40 years as a teacher in Avoca.
The occasion was marked with a tree planing ceremony in front of the school on Thursday afternoon.