We have some sad and difficult news to share with the Deele College community today.
We are devastated and heartbroken to inform you of the death of our former teacher, Mr Michael Hogan who passed away this morning, Tuesday 16th March, 2021 following a short illness.
Mr Hogan was an English, History and Maths teacher with us in Deele College for 40 years up to his retirement in 2017. His strength for addressing many challenges was reflected in the courage and dignity he showed in confronting his recent illness.
Mr Hogan made a significant contribution to Deele College. He showed kindness, care and compassion to each and every student and member of staff, past and present. He made a significant difference to so many lives. He brought great wisdom and judgement to his many roles as a teacher, year-head and assistant principal. He promoted the students’ voice through their participation in the Student Council.
He represented the teachers on many issues over his 40 years as he acted as the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) school’s representative, Branch Officer for Co Donegal and the TUI representative on the NCCA’s History committee. His passion for championing people’s rights will resonate with everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was held in the highest regard by the local Raphoe community, throughout Donegal and nationally for his union work.
The Board of Management, the Parents Association, Mr Hogan’s retired colleagues, the parents, the current Deele College staff and students are extremely saddened by his untimely passing.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr Hogan’s wife Val, his children Aoife, Laura, Raymond and Ruth, his grandchildren, his sisters, extended family, friends and all those who knew him as we did.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.