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Born in Athenry in 1932, Willie Jordan attended National School in Carnaun from about 1937 to 1945. From Carnaun he won a scholarship to St. Enda’s (Coláiste Éinde – Irish Preparatory Collage) in Galway. While there he excelled academically as well as at football and athletics.
Later he attended St. Patrick’s Training College in Drumcondra where he became a National School Teacher. His first appointment was to a school near Balieboro, County Cavan where he taught for a year, followed by a year in St. Mary’s National School, Drogheda.
In 1995 Willie returned to live in Athenry when he was appointed Principal Teacher in Kiltullagh National School in Athenry.
When he married in 1956 he settled in Kiltullagh where he taught until his death in 1985.
Willie’s brother, Tom, another Carnaun NS pupil won a gold medal in 1939
Tuam Herald 8th. April 1939
Feature Photo: Jordan Family, Davis St., Athenry. Front row: Una, Eleanor, Kevin, Kieran. Back row: Maureen with Paddy in her arms, his mother Ellen and father Stephan, Catherine Walsh (a niece), Willie and Stephan.
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Published here 05 Feb 2021 and originally published 1991
Page 227 of The Carnaun Centenary Book
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