Nov 11, 2015

In Remembrance of Aidan Dardis

It is a very sad day for the Dardis family, their neighbours and friends as our loved one Aidan Dardis, RIP, has peacefully slipped away.   Aidan was a loving husband and great friend to Mary, his true love, and a proud father of Geraldine, Irene, Fergal, Aidan Jnr and Conor.

Aidan’s footprint in our school is deeply embedded.  He made a huge contribution to school life as a caretaker and colleague in Coláiste Bríde.   Known affectionately as “Mr D”, by his students, that he knew individually by name.  He was always game for a laugh, a story, “a lock to be cut off”, a sports day.   He made personal connections with everyone, an avid football fan, he also had a passion for Irish history and he compered many a quiz night for various charitable fundraising events including being the official money counter for our Concern campaigns over the years.

While Aidan officially retired from the school in 2004, he was still involved in many aspects of school life, including the transition to the new school building, the official opening and many social occasions thereafter.

Aidan, alongside Mary, have deep connections with the Parish, Round Towers GAA Club, Tidy Towns and other local organisations.  His kind and exemplary “spirit of community” leaves a long legacy.

Aidan will also be sadly missed by the entire Coláiste Bríde and Clondalkin Presentation Sisters community.   A true gentleman.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

A book of condolences has opened in the school

for pupils, past pupils, staff and parents to contribute.

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