For chemistry, he is not a great teacher. He just gave us a brief account of each chapter like a lecture, but we won't know the depth of a topic until we read the textbook ourselves, which is tedious.
I had the great pleasure of having Pat (Podge) in the Christian Brothers Eblana many years ago. A gentleman and a great example of what a teacher and mentor should be.
A dedicated teacher and a gentleman. A fair man with a keen focus on teaching - I owe him a lot for all his patience and kindess when I was his student.
Brilliant teacher but so funny!cares bout the student but such a goof!love him all d same!
saw him in oatlands on the 29th august 07 and of course he shook my hand and asked me how i was and what i was doing lovely man wish he stayed until after my leaving cert
great teacher. good craic in his class and you get to actually learn also.
gone but not forgotten the biggest legend ever to teach in oatlands why did he have to retire
he left last year, he and mr carolan were the biggest losses to oatlands ever! it isn't the same without them!
A nice, intelligent man. Only had him for Civics in 1st Year, but he remembered my name until I left. Never failed to say hello as he passed on his bike. Is he still there?
left oatlands a few years back for the institute.got alot of negative vibes of my mates and some other staff members. not kelly,charsamatic as ever, he shook my hand and wished me the best of luck and to stay in touch.top man
Good teacher, you will be guaranted to have a laugh during the class
best teacher ever .so down 2 earth.great at telling stories
Mr. Kelly you were there for me through a tough time and you did your best by me. Will always remember your passion for trying to get the system to work for me. A true Gentlemen
Best anecdotes ever. Sure, he repeated them all the time but they were still funny. Total legend.
The best teacher i ever came across in my years in primary, secondary and thrid level education. Treated us like real people and not kids. We'd look forward to his classes.
nice polite,down to earth man,good teacher who cared about his students!
greatest teacher in Oatlands.nicest man I`ve ever met.made history interesting with work mixed with his stories,kept students attention.maximum respect from all of class of 05!!!!
I had him for 3 years for history and english. heard all his stories twice. he was a great teacher but i heard he made a complete mess of being a dean. lost respect of students
good teacher for maths, but i was bad at maths anyway, wasnt his fault. I did get a b in pass though. Cheers for the greece trip 2000!!! i'll never forget him drinking a can of amstel on the plane......such memories
he was dedicated yet frustrated with the ways things went in oatlands.great man and never anything but interesting.greatest man that willhave ever left the front door of oatlands
The best teacher in the world! we'll miss him! Funniest guy you wud ever meet and he has the best stories!
legend,only man2spend as much time talkin about paella as well as maths!!
Pat Kelly is a wonderful teacher and a nice guy! I had him back in the CBS Eblana days and I cant speak highly enough of this guys love of teaching!
One of my best teachers ever. I managed to get a C3 in history because he told all of us interesting stories regarding to the topic that we're on.
What a legend! But it's the end of an era now that he's left. Truly interesting guy. He was the bestest England teacher I ever did have.
Podge was the best Maths teacher I had. Really cares about the students. You can see teaching means alot to him. Very lovable character too. Sound man.
Never had him, but I always chatted to him. Top bloke. Good luck with your van
THIS GUY IS THE BIGGEST LEDGEND EVER!HE NEVER BLINKS BUT HE LOVES TO WHISTLE ...RIGHT PAUDGE
best teacher ever. slept in most of his class's but for the time i was awake he was pretty funny
He is the best teacher i have had so far he is easy to under stand i hate the way he is retiring at the end of this year
Had his pets and was a bit judgemental, but a gentleman all the same. Good teacher and a enthusiastic about his work.
wat a ledg! hes a great laff always has a good story 2 tell pitty hes leavin tho!! fair play a job well done
True gent- Got me an A in LC Chem d year after papa smurf left- hard act to follow! ROM02
Got suspended for saying 'Ah neow lads' to his face in Stillorgan S.C. Fair enough. His class was great!
LEGEND!made history interesting and allways has a good old story to tell.
He was a bit too jokey. Students never knew where the line was, if he was in bad humour, look out...
had him for JC english - got me my A. he's a legend- im a past pupil but still i think its a shame he's going.he'll be very hard to replace.
Good teacher, great stories and quiz's, pity he's leaving
So enthusiastic about Maths! Right lads!! Good teacher and nice man. Didn't finish the honours LC 99 course though Paudge!!
I(fran meegan)had kelly for economics in 2000/2001 kelly is one of the best memories i have of oatlands. shud have been principal years ago
didnt show any interest in helping to sort out problems between students and teachers.
Podge Kelly-lovely man,had the patience of a saint&clearly loved maths-was an excellent teacher
excellent teacher. friendly and fair. explained maths in easy to understand terms
A great name for the stories and always had an entertaing tale or two
This man should not be allowed to teach Chemistry.He couldnt explain anything clearly.He's not a bad guy though
A true gentleman.Fairest teacher you could ask for.Not a fan of playing with the wash-bottles though!!
Greatest teacher ive ever had.Understands, respects and has the respect of the students.His stories were amazing.Pure class. What happened chalk box???
Science Teacher-2nd year Very Good teacher and gives you very detailed experience. One of the best teachers with a lot of interesting stories to say.
Wish he could stick around to be principal, but i guess there's a country he hasnt seen yet.
Excellent teacher, he made history class the most interesting. The only class that we looked foward to.
Sound man, sorted me out big time, was fairly brutal at maths and thanks to podge got less brutal..
history was great, the stories were better. very good teacher.
"Podge" Kelly was a very good teacher who was universally liked - always took an interest in his pupils
Mr.Kelly is the coolest teacher its to bad hes leaving next year he is co funny and wise.
Best Maths teacher in the school, he broke it down well for the class. He spent extra time with class b4 the LC exams, much appreciated!
Podge is sound!He can be strict in class but that's his job!He's a good laugh outside of classes!
Genious!We love you!He could have made a good living on story telling though!