Absolute legend. Great teacher, makes the old gaeilge a breeze! :D
beefy des does his best to keep the irish department afloat these days, gotta commend the man's commitment to saving a dying language
is laoch e dessy t. admit it we would be lost in the world of irish without our inspirational leader!
A-Level Irish was quite literally a rollercoaster ride of emotion, and now that I have my A, I feel obliged to thank Desford for his sterling efforts and commitment throughout the two years.
Desmond Tennyson has literally been carrying the Irish Department on his shoulders since the sad departures of Sean McClory and Maurice McKevitt.
Was extremely disappointed to walk into Irish class and see him standing right there, I was told specifically that he would be off. Desford Tennyson being off school is akin to Christmas morning.
Desford is a great bison of a teacher who has an uncanny ability to display expressions of true gormlessness that rival the greatest exponent of gormless expressions, our very own Uncle Hugh Markey. For the both of them, you sometimes wonder if there is anything at work behind those glazed-over facial expressions.
had considerable difficulty explaining the orientation of flamboyant irish poet Cathal Sharkey, but he avoided the temptation of getting 'uprooted' in the whole argument.
The Desbeast is a fantastic Irish teacher, now well established after a rather shaky start. Boasts a great vault of knowledge on the language.
Above-average teacher down in Bandit Country along with Sean Gallagher, P. Friel and M.McKevitt
A wonderful great ham of a teacher who tackles topics wholeheartedly, always willing to give up his time to help pupils.
A barbarous yet eloquent and humorous teacher. Everyone who does Irish appreciates him, which is more than can be said for the rest of the school.
A wonderful credit to the school, always gives his all in his teachings. Akin to the Alice Cooper of teaching. It's a privilege to be taught by him.
A genuinely enthusiastic and diligent man who always gives of his ample best. A real asset to the school, the Alice Cooper of the teaching profession.
Great man, but his failure to keep a French dictionary close at hand just baffled me. Baffled me.
The big 'un of the Boord of Ulster Scots, fair faye ye Desmond. His greatest attribute is his pace.
Irish classes with Desmond are a veritable rollercoaster ride of thrills and emotion. Only English classes with Gerald Morgan come close to rivalling the experience.
Expresses high levels of emotion when presented with award plaques and the like.
A true Ulster Scot, it has to be said, ever since he wasnae a wee'un.
Desmond, a true genius a great-thinker and one of the few kulturny teachers in the Abbey however, fails in all attempts to attain wit and has a disturbing love for Armagh, 5-1 son
A wonderful teacher, and an avid follower of the Ulster Scots tradition, in particular the Loord ahh tha Rangs trilogy.
You couldn't help but laugh when he contrived to lock himself in his store. The Meatloaf of the Irish department.
Teaching blocks with Huey are more exciting than Irish classes with Desmondo.
His classes are so exciting, you're always on the edge of your seat waiting to see what Des will say next.
A good teacher, but would benefit more from using the "Down 5 Armagh 1" concept in teaching classes. He tends to lose sight of this crucial factor from time to time. A good man.
Appears to lack any enthusiasm, passion or interest in the subject, but he isn't a bad fellow, all things considered. The Armagh brolly needs a serious talking to though.
We've done virtually no work this year because his phone keeps ringing in class! It's downright preposterous!
The grey mule of the Abbey teaching staff. Could make more of an effort to be interesting in general, not just in class.
Lets himself down by continually allowing class to be disrupted by his phone ringing!
boring, dull, mundane, there are not enough words to describe the lack of motivation in his class, a rather disturbing man.
Hearing his monodrone is the one thing that sends me to sleep.