Willie was good at teaching history.He would talk through any subjects that came up in a rational well thought out way.He allowed us to see past the ‘Troubles’ and discussed what we thought would be the outcome.He taught us we were living through History and its resolution rested on us.The contribution he gave to the young people of the town was huge.Whether in talking politics or chess.History was more than a dull subject to Willie,it was a way of understanding our World & changing for better
WIllie taught in Strabane through the difficult years of the early troubles.He made it from Derry each day no matter what was unfolding.Willie instilled in many pupils an understanding of History that was greater than a list of events.As such he helped us understand the difficult times we were living through and helped us face an uncertain world as more conscious individuals.
Willy was an inspiration. he was the Mr. Chipping of St. Colmans
Great teacher and first class individual. A natural style and very approachable.
Excellent teacher, taught me, and my dad before me. nice guy too!
one of d best teachers i eva had. a gr8 influence and friend!!!!
Fantastic teacher, his knowledge was far beyond high school level yet he had the skill to reduce it all for us. LEGEND
the best teacher i ever had. a really nice bloke. i became a teacher myself and have tried to copy his style, of which he had plenty
Got a b in a level history in 95 had pretty much failed GCSE this guy knew what he was doing and was very supportive to all