Back in 1971-1973, Tom Harris helped to ge me my honour in English and a pass in Irish. I hated Irish but his passion for Peig meant you stayed engaged. Such an amazing teacher with a genuine passion for teaching.
Exceptional teacher and unforgettable man who really knows what he is doing/what examiners are looking for! I went to Rathmines a couple of years back with an E in honors English and Tom helped me get a B1 all while making the subject fun and interesting.
Had Tom 3 years ago while repeating and havnt left the college since. Such a great teacher, intentionally and unintentionally funny all while actually teaching, can still quote my poetry thanks to him and his little quotes. "Have ya ever seen so much perfection in one room??" "You are the last of the honest brokers"
An honour to have known him. Unforgettable, charismatic and kind. Truly makes the world a better place.
Different way of tether but it works ..............
This chap is a living legend. first leaving result got an E on honors repeated with Tom as my mentor and got a B3 Honors hes the best English teacher in the country no contest. from conor hulgraine.
What a man, One of the greatest heroes ever, great teacher
The Heavies vs The Beauties, never accept conventional wisdom. Love opera. What an unforgettable teacher.
Had Mr.Harris in 83'. Great teacher with a huge passion for teaching. Entertaining as hell to boot! John Ganly
what a gentleman. i'll be bumping into this man every few months for years, guarranteed. got an A in higher english too. takes life easy, great laugh, 'he'd mind mice at a crossroad'
yea he was nice but he tries too hard to be friends with his students,we want a teacher not another friend.
ANNER AGUS HANNER!! he he he! He was the funniest teacher I ever had...don't think I learned a whole heap...well appart from how to sing a lot of Irish songs! He was a legend tho!!
Fantastic teacher and as sound a man as ever you're likely to meet. I was there in the late 80's and when I bumped into him recently, he still remembered me - sterling character!
innovative teaching style and a pleasure to have him as a teacher
Tom Harris is Classic. The man is a genious and was the only teacher that I attended every class for (English & Irish). He's the type of guy, I'd like to have a pint with!
Great teacher and persona. Fav quote, "could happen to a saint". Thanks, Allowishes
Ha ha ha ha ha Anner agus Hanner...such a funny man! Dancing around the class and singing, I was never bored!
an attention seeker!knows everything in a superficial way,knows nothing in depth!
What a wonderful teacher he made english class interesting. I had to put in my fav line and all you 99's know it - "Do you think it is gonna rain @ half four"
Most entertaining teacher ever. Occasionally spent more time having fun than imparting knowledge but I learnt a lot from him and did well in the exams!
Brilliant. Favourite quote "If there is a fly on X sure they are only paying rent!" Really enjoyed the year - thanks '88.
this man was a genius!! thats riiight!! never learned a word of irish tho spent too much time laughing my head off!!
Had Mr. Harris in the 90's very good teacher always in good form and fair.
Tom Harris - 1st rate entertainment, I didnt really care about the Gaeilge. Favourite quote - "it's up there you want it...and down there for dancin!"
Mr H was the funnies teacher Iv ever had!Loved the way he would break into song mid class!Such a cool guy!
"the smell of sanctity in this room" "blessed art thou amongst women" really nice man, quite a character aswel. Good teacher in my opinion, he loves irish too
Wonderful teacher - made learning an adventure. Witty, intelligent & gave us magic classes. The best by far!
interrupting other classes for no reason and then starting a 5 min conversation about the subject was a hoot. never forgets a name!
nce man, you can't fault him on that, lacks getting through the cours and just sumerises every thing.
All the other reviews must be fake!!! Sure Mr. Harris is a nice guy and he's funny for the first week, but he's all over the place. He covers material very ineffectively.
Brilliant teacher, has a passion for teaching and the subject he teaches. Great atmosphere in class. L Hogan 1994-1995
Mr.Harris is a true gent. Best Irish teacher I ever had. Got B+ Hons. thanks to him. Still bump into him & he stops 4 a chat. Great character,makes learning fun
Still say he was the best teacher i've ever had even though he slagged the bejaysus out of me on a weekly basis!!!! Top ratings.
Tom Harris, a gentleman and a scholar. One of my best teachers ever.
Mr.Harrris is a champion. The most fun class next to hunt's. And he was actually a great teacher too.
he was great and i always loved his sing a longs and when i see him now he still stops to talk
Mr Harris was a brilliant teacher, I loved his classes, he was so enthusiastic about English, but he was great craic as well. Loved him.
A wonderful teacher. Had him for both English & Irish. Made his classes fun to be in. I only ever had 2 good teachers and he was one of them.