Gerry Hipwell was a gifted teacher who had a unique way of expressing what he wanted you to understand, he brought history to life in the classroom. 200 characters not enough to praise him.
ONE OF THE BEST EDUCATORS AND MEN IVE EVER MET, COULD TAKE A JOKE, EHH CLINT, BUT WOULD ALWAYS HAVE THE LAST LAUGH, FIRST TEACHER TO TREAT ME AS A PERSON, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN RIP
An absolute legend. No way 200characters could describe the man that he is. Will never ever be forgotten.
Fantastic teacher and a privilege to have him during the five years that I was in Moate. A pure inspiration to me and the reason I'm doing my degree. Will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace
I'm his cousin in USA. Loved Fr. Gerry for his wit, wisdom & his love for his Uncle Art, my grandfather. Honored to find this site & know he was loved by his students as well as he loved teaching u.
One day I hope to meet him again. The best teacher I ever had.
I NEVER HAD HIM AS A TEACHER BUT 1 THING IS 4 SURE. HE WAS A TRUE LEAGAND.RIP
Although he never taught me, my sister says he is the most understanding and loving teacher ever. I wish he had a chance to teach me.
it will never be the same without him. he was a legend in his own right and i will never forget him or his fountain!was the best teacher moate ever had-was in a league of his own
A unique man nd unique teacher.Never will there be another like him.100%commitment to students both inside nd outside the classroom.Gave me nd many others a lifetime of memories.
He was 1 n a million. Iz coffee, Leather jacket, dat waterfall that made me need de loo tings that i wall never 4gt! U tot me so much. U wer de best! Tanx 4m my heart!
hes was a brillent teacher. loved to help chikdren as much as he could! was envolved in as much as possible 2 help us! ill never forget ne of our trips! RIP
Gerry, the world is a sadder place without you - even if you did frighten the bejesus out of us regularly, miss you but will never forget you RIP
A truly magnificant man and teacher, he inspired me to teach,he had a great ability of bringing out the best in eveyone. Will never forget him. RIP
Its 15 yrs since i was in the Carmelites. Fr. Hipwell was a special person and an excellent priest/teacher. He did so much for the students & is badly missed.
An amazing teacher. Telepathy and handies on the desk were great. It's hard to believe you're a year gone. It's because of you that I did so well in my JC.
brilliant teacher. he was such a great laugh n i learned so much in his classes. made history n english a class to look forward to. RIP
I've never read so many good things on this site about a teacher. thing is they are all 100% true. form all d boarders thank u fr gerry on ur 1st anniversity.
the best ever. i wjsh he was still alive. he was dedicated to his students eg trips outsise school times. i'll miss you forever
i have so say as a fomer memember of his infamous Black List he influenced my life May God rest his soul ill never forget you
A very intelligent kind, gentle soul, loved him in the Spartan Club. Sadly missed by all of us. Gone from sight only. May he rest in Peace.Thank You Geraldine
Loved him loved him, a great pity to lose on eof the only teachers who never gave up on anyone. Handys on the desk!
So sad to lose u thanks 4 the B's in my JC! never ever b forgotten r replaced! Best teacher skool ever saw & probably ever will....Hope you have lots of coffee!
its amazing you never think you would miss a teacher if s/he went when hipwell died that school collapsed and the soul of the school died along with him rip
wil never be forgotten, from sneering people with a dublin accent to bringing us down to a boxing ring to sort out our differences. A genle man, R.I.P
Rest in peace Fr. Hipwell. definatly one of the best educators in ireland,your clases were very enjoyable in every way. you are sadly missed and we pray for you
Telepathy was a fix!How were we supposed2no u wer thinking of a yellow duck and 3? Superb Historian and master of the English language. Still praying for you.
excellent teacher. will be 4ever missed. never forgotten. funny and great craic. RIP
Brilliant teacher and great fun in both Zeus club and class, with passin on the essays, rollin your RRRR's when ya have to read,etc! You'll never be forgotten!
an inspiration-always enjoyed the craic while also getting us to work hard.Words can not express how much he meant to each student-never will be 4gotten!thanx
The best teacher ever! He had his own unique ways of teaching like his womans [Romans]. He will live forever in our hearts.
An inspiration who led you to belive anything was possible. Who will ever forget the fun, clubs, outings, weekends spent with this most selfless genius. RIP
Wonderfull teacher, great person. Very funny and a fair teacher. He got envolved and put students first.
best teacher in ireland. so funny and had his wierd little ways of teaching but always got it done. excellent!!!!
My favorite ever teacher / priest. He really brought out the best acedemic ability in everyone. RIP Fr. Hipwell
was a brilliant teacher, one of the best in the school!