1994 - Best teacher in the school. Didn't take any crap made learning science a pleasure. I think if other teachers had adopted his way of teaching, Oatlands College would have been the top feeder sch
A great teacher. And nice to hear a proper Dublin accent amongst all the middle-class tossers (a significant proportion of the student population) and the embittered culchies (the vast majority of the
a true legend. a real dubliner with real passion for teaching
Barney Rush taught me Chenistry between 1964 and 1967. He was an outstanding teacher. Tough but clear at a time when most teachers were not. Stephen McManus Leaving Certificate 1967
how did he do it ? Short on height, massive on respect. He put the fear of God into us yet never raised a hand in anger. Remarkable skills.
Barney Rush, "eh... you sit up the front, I had your brothers in here". My introduction to chemistry and a great man. Thanks.
First day i had him he choked a pupil for not having a hard backed note book!! The class worked after that. Small man big presence, fantastic teacher. Reason i am a chemist today. Pity hes gone, will be remembered "yeah"
Brilliant teacher. Had his ways of course but was known as the B Machine. Got so many As and Bs in Higher Chemistry. Best in the country
Inspirational. yeaaaahhh. He would be proud of how many of his former students ended up studying chemistry in University.
Gotta agree with everyone here. He's a very special man. Strong character and had everybodies respect. Shame he's gone now.
Never forget the day in 1st year we gave out about him to Mooney, Mooney just shrugged his shoulders and quote ''Mr Rush has his ways!!'' Legend
Fav saying: "Yeah friend. I won't have you in my class after 3rd year" Good guy, a little possessive of his Science equipment!
Super teacher. Many a time I had sore sideburns from Barney, but it was deserved and he got us through. Will never forget the 'lycopodium bomb'!!!!
Carlsberg don't do fear...but if they did.....it would be Smurf! What a class teacher!
UNREAL! He'd put fear in those Al-Quaeda boyos! Smallest man in the school who commanded the most respect! Pity he retired the year I took up Chem 4 5th year!
great teacher, had respect. probably gonna owe my career to the guy.
I failed chemistry (class of '92) and still feel bad about it. Great teacher but it was my own fault.
Best Chemistry teacher in Ireland. Dry wit. For a tiny man no-one dared mess in his class but was always very fair..
what a legend.5-foot nothin' but he still knew how to discipline you.only had him in first year but he was a legend anyway.
If you got into Barney’s class you were guaranteed an honour in your exam. It was a pleasure to be in his class. You never had to buy a book your "notes are your bible" He demanded
Here's one from 1994. Barney was a legend and I owe my career to him. Wish I had teachers like him for my kids
A truely great teacher - commanded respect and got it. Responsible for sending many down the scientific career path. (Class of 1978)
Great teacher, papa smurf really knew his chemistry. Like all geniuses had an explosive erratic side, used to box.
This man was a legend. Probably the best teacher I ever had.
I was in his class in1970 amazed hes still going ,he was a damn good teacher then, I got an A in 'Chemistry
Tough guy but a fantastic teacher. He was a natural and he worked hard. A school legend.
U cud hear a pin drop in his class. He had total obedience like u cud never imagine. Most say he was the best teacher, but I hated the subject & didnt do great.