One of the best teachers in carrig
An excellent teacher. Very passionate about what he does. At senior level, you need to be good at English for his teachings to really make an impact on your leaving cert mark, if you struggle a bit with English of course he'll help but you may fall behind. Very witty and makes the class enjoyable, very very quick with the comebacks haha. An all around amazing teacher and person in general!
I don't think I could ever put into words my love for mr maccarthaigh, he is my best teacher not just because he's excellent at what he is doing but because he is kind and caring towards ever student. Hes an outstanding person and deserves much more credit for his work. Always gets what he needs done and done properly! Overall he's not only my favourite teacher but my favourite person (Not a hyberbole!)
I left Carrig in 1982. At that time it could truly be described as an awful place, especially if you were unlucky enough to be a boarder. Padraig and his late namesake SeÃ¡n were not only brilliant teachers but were concerned
guys I had Mr MacCarthaig as a teacher 26 years ago and I can confirm everything you're saying now was true then.
Fantastic fantastic teacher, really listens to the students, he respects the students opinion and knows all of them very well!
Excellent teacher, extremely witty and makes english class very enjoyable. Soooo sound and respects the students so much. Watta legend! will miss him incredibly
Great teacher :) had some laugh aswell ...he really knows alot of stuff .... open to all questions you have
I never had him and am glad at it...he seems to have an opinion of himself....also at our grad mass he only mentioned students in his class...how demoralizing for other students.. don't really like him
he is the most encouraging teacher in carraig he see's something in his pubils that other teachers dont. He is fantastic. Plus his books are much cheaper than shops ;)
Quite unpredictable, has a love of the english language but somtimes confuses the classroom with the stage. If you are to succed there has to be a lot of work on your behalf. Appreciates hard work and effort.
Padraig was a great English teacher. It is over twenty years since he taught me, but I remember his passion for English and his care for students as if it was yesterday. He and Sean were bright lights in a very dark place!
truely is an amazing teacher. so inspirational and makes you really enthousiastic about getting as good a ggrade as u can but also on learning about life and growing up in general. what a man! im going to miss him :( Legeeend
Gem of a man. Inspirational to see that, 20 years later, he is still helping his students develop as people ... not just to get good grades. Forever indebted to Padraig.
Brilliant teacher. makes english a fun class.Really funny too
hilarious! and i actually learned stuff in his class
Gone from Carriag 8 years but will not forget this guy-fantastic teacher and a great influence
Best teacher! I actually like his clases, he makes them interesting! And we have a bit of craic
I love English, thanks to Mr. MacCárthaigh. He genuinely cares about his students, not just about his next cheque. I hope I have him to Leaving Cert, I owe my A to him.
great teacher. Made the lesson interestig , i looked forward going into his classes
a gentleman funny and sarcastic i looked forward to going into his class he got me an a1 in english god bless his funny spirt AMEN
good enough teacher gave me a 2euro and someone else a 5ver
superb teacher. best i ever had. his interests in education and welfare of students went far beyond the call of duty. possibly i might not be alive today but for his concern for my well-being. k murphy
Taught me some 10 years ago and still remember some of the classes to this day.One of the best teachers I had there .Great influence on how I looked on life at the time .
Hes a gud teacher.......HE can actually teach!!!!!!!!!!
I knew Mr MacCarthaigh when I went to Carraig. I never had him as a teacher but you just knew he was committed and passionate about his role. I have no doubt that he is a great teacher.
I had him all through secondary school, and found him to be a very passionate about his work. Really cares about his students. He is a credit to the school.
One of the few truly gifted teachers in the country. Inspirational, personable, reasonable, approachable, gentle, kind, considerate, caring...Go see Dead Poets Society...Seize the Day
I agree with everything said. He was the best teacher in my view.
The best teacher in the school.Have him for English and he brings a bit of light to English
An absolute genteleman, nothing less. He instils a love of the subject. He is owed so much thanks by every student that he has thought. Interest incourse but also students! A1!!!
Padraig was an excellent teacher. Many of us owe him and his late colleague Sean a whole lot of thanks! Would love to meet him and buy him a pint or two!!
too over enthusiastic on the shakespeare front. instilled in me an indifference to yeats n kavanagh too.
Teaches us so much bout life. always totally honest n deep bout everytin. U deserve an award man , u understand teenagers n can get thru 2 them unlike dat fool of a principal!
Easily the best teacher in the school. I had him all though secondary school for Irish and for 3 years with English. Very passionate about his work. I'd love to meet him again.
INCREDIBLE. He has to be one of the best in Ireland, and so interested in his students and their needs. He doesn;t treat students like children, and he gets great results!
best english teacer ever.hope i have him this year.great with students get on very well with him.gives u money if u answer hard questions
hes got a great method of teaching nd he even gives away money if you answer a hard q
I speek nd right proper now tanks two him. Seriously though a brilliant teacher that will go out of his way to help and prepare students!!!
Excellent teacher.He must be loaded because he gives away money!
great teacher. makes you learn without even knowing it. inspirational and deserves more credit then what he gets now. has saved me from failing.
really really nice and sound. totally cool teacher best in the business.
An excellent teacher, his ways of teaching are a bit on the wild side but are verry good and should eat LESS CHALK!!!!
Has to be the best Geography teacher there. Past pupil...great but quirky method of teaching. Still remember lots about geography after him. great teacher
I am a past student of his....I am now doing a PhD....its down to him and his quirky method of teaching which actually made me study.....thanks teach...
He is the best teacher I have ever had. Gave me a love of English. Cares very much for his students. A bright light in school that was filled with darkness.
best teacher i have ever had.i look forward to every class.he does more than teach english...teaches us on life.
Hes a brilliant teacher.What a LEGEND but he should eat less of his chalk
BEST teacher in the school. he genuinly cares about us and his classes are always interesting.gentleman.
Method behind the madness. Excellent teacher, though sometimes a bit cranky. Gave me a love for English.
One of the few teachers here who seems honestly interested in getting the best from us. Interested and interesting.
Probably the best English teacher in the school, but at the time the competition was poor. Always clear & consistent.