Thursday the 2nd of September marked the final day in a storied career of one of Collinstown Park’s stalwarts – Billy Forbes.
Mr Forbes hailing from Cork has spent thirty five uninterrupted years in the school and has shaped the lives of generations of students in the Neilstown area. Billy is best known as an excellent and caring woodwork teacher but also gave a huge amount of his free time to extra curricular in the school, most notably soccer.
New teachers to the school would always find a friendly face and a supporting word of advice from Billy. The impact he has had on his colleagues over the years is immense. His quick wit and friendship will be sorely missed from the staff room.
Enjoy the next chapter of your life Mr Forbes and congratulations on a well deserved retirement.