Posted by mark brennan on March 24, 2014 at 19:56:14:
In Reply to: Barney Quinn - A remarkable man posted by Tony Murray on March 20, 2014 at 14:12:51:
That is sad news.
Barney came to St Augustine's late in the life of the school, though it appears not late in his own long life. He had been a legend at St Ambrose and perhaps his greatest days were behind him by the time he moved. He was known as a wise and gentle man, and took over a department which was a mixed bag - the mercurial Richard Scrowston, the forgettable Mr Black, the louche Kelvin Paisley and the local representative of pond life, the Sponge. I got the impression - after the event - that Barney was disappointed by St Augustine's and regretted his move, as others regretted in their turn following re-organisation. Still, he was a significant figure in the closing scenes, and whenever I met him over the years he never failed to be interested courteous and good humoured.A gentleman. Requiescat.
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