On Friday, the St Patricks College community was deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Aidan Walsh, a beloved teacher and friend.
Who was Aidan Walsh
Mr. Walsh taught PE, Geography and Travel & Tourism at the Ballymena school, as well as being a dedicated form teacher to his Year 12 class. His memory will be cherished by both his colleagues and students alike. Understandably, many have shared their condolences on social media in tribute to a man who went above and beyond in his duties as both an educator and mentor to those around him.
How did Aidan walsh die?
The tragic passing of Aidan Walsh, who taught at St. Patrick’s college for 12 years, sent shockwaves through the whole school community. He not only dedicated his life to teaching but was also a committed player in All Saints GAC and GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Club. On Friday, February 10, 2023, news of his death spread nationwide when it was posted on their team’s social media page with many heartfelt comments honoring him. Previous to that, in 2006 he left to get his teacher’s qualification in Exeter University. Countless former students recall fond memories of Aidan as an exemplary teacher who was warm and inviting. His patience, enthusiasm and impact will be missed by all who had the chance to know him because he brought happiness through his leadership inside and outside the classroom.
St Patrick’s college stated on fb page
The school gym will be open on Monday 13th February from 10am until 2pm. All students, parents and members of our parish community are welcome to come and sign a book of condolence for our cherished friend, colleague and teacher Aidan Walsh.May he rest in peace. 🙏🏻
Tributes Pours to Aidan Walsh death
R.I.P Sir, as great a teacher as you were a man. A sad piece of news for all that had the pleasure of knowing you. ❤️
Thoughts and prayers with your family, friends and colleagues ❤️
Shocked and very sad to hear this terrible news. Played along side and against Aidan in our younger years and always remember him as being a very good footballer and powerful man. But off the field he was an absolute gent. Hadn’t seen him in a while now but always enjoyed having a chat every time I met him. RIP big man and I’ll be thinking of you and your family 😢
RIP Mr Walsh my son said you were the best teacher. We can’t believe what happened yesterday. Our thoughts are with his family at this time 💔
I am so shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Walsh who taught my son while at St. Patrick’s College, i only ever had the privilege of meeting onced he was a really nice teacher thinking of his family at the this sad time, Our Lady Queen of peace pray for him 🙏🙏🙏🌹💔😪