1933 - 2018
We extend our condolence to the family of Br. John O’Hagan, (his sister Vera, brother Raymond and brother-in-law Hamish), and to his Brothers in Religion. Br. O’Hagan, a native of Lissadell, Co. Sligo, went to his eternal reward on July 10th., aged 84 years, at the St. Patrick’s Care Centre, Baldoyle.
He was admitted to the Christian Brothers Congregation in 1953. Having completed his training in 1959, his ministry took him to North Richmond St. (O’Connell’s) 1959 - 1961; Dundalk 1961 - 1965; St. Vincent’s Glasnevin 1965 - 1969; Tuam 1965 - 1975; Westport 1975 - 1976; Superior at Tuam CBS, 1976 - 1982 where he oversaw the building of their new school; Westport 1982 - 1996 where he taught Science and Religious Education. He delighted in furnishing the fruits of his extensive reading, study and research to staff and students alike, with whom he was most popular. Br O’Hagan understood that education and learning was an ongoing process, continuing through life. His sense of humour was infectious, which permeated his teaching, examples of which are numerous.
Following years of dedicated service in the classroom, the Congregation sent Br. O’Hagan on sabbatical to Rome in 1994. This experience was not lost on Br. O’Hagan, who delighted in the architectural treasures of Rome and the Vatican. His expereiences there were ably relayed to his students on his return to the classroom.
Following retirement from the teaching profession, he spent many happy years with the Christian Brother Communities in Tullamore and Mullingar.
Br. O’Hagan enjoyed the care and attention he deserved at St. Patrick’s Care Centre, Baldoyle from 1913 until his recent death. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.