Mr Rowan had the patience of a saint and ensured students understood how to do the questions, no matter how slow or dumb you were. He was a lovely, kind man, and a great but quiet teacher. I only found out later about the hardships he'd had to endure in his personal life and regretted not having been a better student on account of that. RIP Mr Rowan, the world needs more teachers like you. As the previous reviewers said, the comments here are a testimony to his ability.
The reviews here are a testament to the respect he deserves. Best teacher I ever had (I still clearly remember This plus That all squared) and a great person too. RIP Mr Rowan.
Best maths teacher in the school by far. R.I.P Mr Rowan
Had him from '77-'82. Amazing teacher...even if he did regularly drag us in on Sat mornings for 'extra work', and loaded us up without homework. It was all for the best, and worked out well. Always enjoyed the sing-song he'd get the class going with 'This + That to be squared is what lads?'....and we'd respond in unison 'This squared plus two This-That plus That squared Sir!! One of a kind. God Bless Him!
A natural . You are lucky to have such a teacher . Makes it simple . Left bish 1977.
If there are natural teachers, Paul Rowan was a natural teacher. The maths teacher you wante to get. Honest about his total addiction to smoking and withdrawal effects he endured any time he tried to give up. That had an impact on me. Nice guy.
Very sad to hear that Mr. Rowan passed away today. He was an absolute gent and a fantastic teacher. May he rest in peace.
Gifted. Don't know anyone who was so inspirational to so many.
Put simply, this guy is passion for maths incarnate!
Guys - Paul was my teacher in 1975 and great to see such a brilliant teacher - Excellent - Simply the best
If ever there was a man who should be teaching maths, this is him
A legend and a Gentleman.He gave me personal Grinds when he found out My grades where slipping. And I got a A1 in Honors maths.
"minus wobblue plus or minus the square root of wobblue squared minus four wobblue wobblue all over two wobblues"!!!!!!!! what a legend...........
A teacher who made me feel i could do anything. I wish he taught every subject.
Brilliant maths teacher... wud b failin maths without him... sound guy.... an absolute legend... and doesnt hate u for the rest of the school year if u correct him.... cough mr folan
He taught me back in the day, mid 70s, can honestly say that between Mairtin Breatnach, Frank Thornton and himself, could not imagine a better group of teachers.
brilliant teacher.never again will such genius come into the teaching profession!
An absolute gentleman and the best teacher I've ever met. An honour to have been taught by him. A superb human being.
A Genius and a gentleman. A few weeks into 1st year we played up and he stopped teaching us.two days later we all signed a letter begging him to teach us. We behaved from then on.
He was the best and soundest teacher i ever had. Helped me to na a in leaveing cert and i was crap at maths. He is dad sound when you meet him outside of school aswell, Had a pin w
he is a brilliant man,i left the school when he did and i dont think ill ever find a maths teacher as good
God bless you Paul Rowan for your hard work and commitment to everybody else but yourself. Your Mathematical gift is one thing, but your effort is what is so admirable.
Paul Rowan brings meaning to maths. Will never forget how he explained to me the equation of a line . Had him for Grinds.They dont really make them like this.He is a rare teacher.One in 6 billion.
Who remembers the wubbleue?, the maths symbol he made up himself. Excellent stuff. An absolute legend in a class of his own. Loved to talk about what he was going to eat for dinner that night. Great.
brilliant teacher, lovely man, if anyone deserves to go to heaven its mr rowan after the life he's had and how he copes. got me an A in honours jc before foley ruined my life in leaving.best teacher/lecturer i ever had
i knew Paul before the Bish.i knew him outside of school but he will always be MR. Rowan.his life has been too hard but he is still a legend to all who had him
Best maths teacher anyone could have. But above all a genuinely nice person. Refuse to believe anyone could have a bad word to say about him.
Best Maths teacher I ever had got me an A1 in honours LC-and I didn't even go to the Bish--he gave me grinds! Genius.
this guy is the best teacher ever. got a a1 in honours maths thanks to him,he really inspires an interest in maths to his students. absolute legend
I never had him but i have heard he is a legend. Best Maths ever.
Learn more in one class than all of Primary School. Never forget 'If a point is on the line it will make the line happy. Best teacher in the world.
nice man great teacher, has it tough but doesn't seem to bother him. genuinely class act
I Wish I Was In His Class, All My Friends In His Class Are Gettin A's, Even The ones Who Got D's In The J.C.
legend everyone should give him 5/5 in everything BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD should win all kinds of awards cant say enough good things about him
Greatest teacher in the Bish,too cool for school complete opposite to a certain french teacher.
most enjoyable class of the day, one to look forward to,Mr Rowan you are an incredible man and a role model for all who know you.bd
He made maths so easy.One of the best teachers and hardest working teachers. The nicest teacher you'll ever meet
Best teacher I ever had in any subject at any level. We got him a voucher to replace his broken glasses. He deserved a knighthood.
What a genius!! Unreal teacher cant beat him and the soundest guy youl ever meet!
He's had such a hard life and he still keeps on going.this guy is the greatest teacher on the planet!!
Rowan had a way of taking anything mathematical and making it understandable. ANYTHING!!! The guy was a genius. Really made me appriciate maths a whole lot more
One day there are going to be clones of him so they can give everyone the best teacher
Legend of a teacher, there will never be one who makes everything easy and interesting to understand. Take it from a past pupil. Legend!
Words can't describe the legendary status of this man!!! Forget the Pope, this guy is a saint!Been working miracles for years
had the worst maths teacher the start of 3rd year,gt in2 his class,wat a differnce it made,so nice,so gud,genius!cant get over it,wish i had him again.hero!
nice enough guy but held a grudge against me in a major way. gave me a terrible report to my mother. ended up teaching myself maths
King Paul. He should be given a Nobel prize. Changed the life of anyone he ever had in his class. Greatest teacher of all time
All of the above and below. Meanwhile back at the ranch, sin é. The man is a macheen.
definitely the best teacher i've had in my whole life for any subject. a genius at maths but a genius at TEACHING. ill never forget the sine rule,or -b formula!
Made everything easy,this guy is a genius.Really nice guy too.I'm not too sure about the "i love you" comment though
Honest nice Smarter than john nash and cooler than john shaft
Like everyone else says, a living legend! Brilliant maths teacher & the most honest, nice person you could meet
i dont have him but i heard that he was the 3 rd best maths teacher in the world..... wow!
Paul Rowan is the man. Possibly the best maths teacher in the country & definitely the soundest
Deadly teacher,makes it look easy!!they dont come any better than Mr.Rowan
unquestionably the best teacher to ever set foot in the school, a true inspiration and example for all to follow
Reading his ratings brought tears to my eyes - all 100% true - changed my life.
The Best Teacher Ever, Put Simply. I want to get into his class cus If I did I'd Get 100% in maths In The Leaving cert.
my hero, father figure, always helpful .past pupil miss this guy greatly love to go to the pub and get pissed with him, then discuss the wonders of maths.
dis man rocks!! no1 has 1 bad thing to say about him! total ledgend!!! amazing teacher
Mr. Rowan is da best teacher cuz he likes everyone!!!!!!