His duster throwing skills were legendary, possibly the best teacher I ever had in terms of fun and commitment.
Most amaing teacher ever, he not only teaches u the subject but make u live and love it.
As others have said - this man was (& is!) a living legend - inspirational, humorous, eccentric & a tireless hillwalker! The music! Had him in the 80's (not biblically!) and still think of him often..
best teacher ever i did remedial english up till junior cert and he got me a b- in honours for my leaving.love him
I had him in first year and he was the best teacher ever!!!!!
Excellent... From 1st to 4th year. The best teacher I have ever had. His readings were brilliant and he left an impression that is still with me 20 years later!
one of the best english teachers ever,had him for english in the80s,owe him a lot,thanks sir
I used to argue with him constantly, but would always leave his class inspired.
changed my understanding of english literature entirly, showed me a whole new world, assume.
One of my favourite teachers in HSD. The guitar and the third man EXCELLENT!
One of those rare species of teacher that encouraged imagination. Pure Quality
1 of the greatest teachers high school will ever see biggest ledgend aswell what a teacher that man deserves an award
will be missed indeed.there is a void between C4 and C8
The best English teacher ever. This man is a LEGEND!!
Spent his 80's weekends thanklessly shepherding us around the Wicklow mountains, and his half-terms taking us further afield. I am forever grateful to this man.
great guy, made TY English interesting. loved his idiosyncracies, the way he freaked out, his orderly approach, Frankie and Johnny, bless!
one of the best teachers. so much fun, he genuinly cared about us,and shed a tear when we left.loved the singing!
Legend, every day the class would begin with some crazy music and the the way he used to exhale when pissed off. comical chap
beans, beans the musical fruit...good teacher. Quote of the year; "I don't conform to conformity."
Every time all my class brought in their books he sung a song; now That is positive encouragement!
Had him in 4th year. Was just GREAT. He made evrything seem so interesting and was very engaging.
Absolute legend the best ever ha was mad cool and him and his guitar were a winning team
Ah those were the days. Mr Blackmore, you will be missed. We miss the music
LEGEND! i remember his socks with his flipflops! Great Fun,Great teacher thats missed loads!!
he was so original- every class was different and fun. He even sang for us!
Mr Blackmore was something of a rarity in our school - an English teacher who taught English, rather than how to pass an english exam. Absolutely fantastic.
Good english teacher, but his guitar skills needed work!
He is a teaching legend i still remember the great english days of having The Blackmore.