Caitríona O’Brien

Caitríona O’Brien was a highly respected colleague, teacher and fried at CBS Kilkenny. She passed away peacefully on March 1st 2016. Over the course of her twenty five years in the school, Caitríona brought cheer, positivity and a terrific sense of humour to her many interactions with students and staff. Caitríona was a highly regarded teacher of Geography and Maths to Leaving Certificate Higher level.

Among the many extra-curricular areas in which she played a part, Caitríona was a formidable driving force behind the equestrian success of the school and thoroughly enjoyed her time with the teams over the years. Separately, Caitriona was very involved in hockey in the South East and at national level and held many roles, including President of the Branch. She went on to become President of the Irish Ladies Hockey Union from 1999-2000 and was a key figure in the amalgamation of the two former Unions, ILHU & IHU, in May 2000.