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She pursued a career in education, following in the footsteps of her mom and daideo (grandfather). Having studied in Froebel College, Blackrock, Dublin and Trinity College, she graduated with a first class honours Bachelor of Education as a primary school teacher. She started teaching in St Colmcille’s Junior National School, Knocklyon in 2000 and continues to teach there today (2013). Aisling also continued to study while teaching. She qualified as a fitness instructor and completed a certification in PE in St Patrick’s College of Education, Drumcondra and graduated with a first class honours Masters in Education from University College Dublin in 2011. Aisling met her partner, Kevin McGarry from Rathfarnham, Dublin in 2011. They were delighted when their son Liam Harry was born on 19 November 2012. They live in Knocklyon, Dublin.

Rionach DONLON Having moved from Ennis to Dublin at the age of 4, Rionach attended primary school in Presentation Convent, Terenure, and went on to Loreto High School Beaufort in Rathfarnham for her second level education. On completion of her Leaving Cert in 1973 she enrolled in a commercial course in Loreto Secretarial College, Crumlin and joined the Bank of Ireland in 1974. During her 39-year career with Bank of Ireland, Rionach worked in several varied roles and was promoted to her first Manager role in 1991 managing their Stillorgan branch in Dublin. She moved from there to Gorey Branch in Wexford in 1996 where she was the first female Branch Manager in any bank in Co. Wexford, causing much curiosity particularly among the local farmers! After a brief spell in Gorey, Rionach returned to Dublin to the Bank’s Leeson Street branch and then on to various Head Office managerial roles before opting in 2006 to return to her favoured customer facing role as Branch Manager in James’ Street in the heart of the Liberties, from where she decided to retire early in June this year after 39 years with Bank of Ireland. As a single person without children, Rionach confesses to having been too busy with her sporting activities to have met the right man! Apart from playing hockey and golf, she participates on the administrative side and has served in many committee roles, including captain of both her hockey club, Loreto, and Rathfarnham Golf Club. She also worked on the Leinster and Irish Hockey Unions and played a key role on the organising committee when the Women’s Hockey World Cup was held in Dublin in 1994. Following this hugely successful event, Rionach was appointed to the Marketing Committee of the World Hockey Federation which role she undertook for 2 years.

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This is the story of the family of John and Sarah O’Brien of Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland, and their descendants. They had eleven children and...

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This is the story of the family of John and Sarah O’Brien of Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland, and their descendants. They had eleven children and...