The Board of Management would like to announce the appointment of Ms. Mairéad Finucane as the new Principal of Presentation Tralee. She follows on from Ms. Mary Kennelly, who recently retired from the post, and Ms. Chrissie Kelly. Originally from Kilflynn, Mairéad is a former student of Moyderwell Secondary School. Mairéad has, for the past seventeen years, been working with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.
Mairéad graduated from St. Catherine’s College, Sion Hill, Dublin (Trinity College) with a B. ED in Home Economics and Religious Education in 2001. She graduated from the University of Limerick with a Master’s in Education (M. Ed) in 2013 and a Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) in 2022.
During her career to date, Ms. Finucane has been an Assistant Principal and Teacher of Home Economics and Religious Education at Vocational School Abbeyfeale/ Coláiste Íde agus Iosef from 2005-2019 and Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom from 2019-2023. She has also worked as an Advising Examiner with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and as a Lecturer with Mary Immaculate College (U.L) and St. Angela’s College Sligo (NUIG).
Mairéad said of her appointment, “I am very humbled, honoured, and excited to be appointed to the position of Principal of Presentation Tralee. I look forward to continuing the great work and building on the proud tradition of Presentation Tralee. I look forward to meeting and working with all the students, staff, parents/guardians, the Board of Management, the Parents Association, and all groups that are part of school life in Presentation Tralee. Ní neart go cur le chéile.”
Mairéad takes up her appointment on Monday, 16th January.