M. A. O'Brien , Ph.D.
This is the last of this series of talks, and in it Dr. O'Brien will deal with a selection of the more interesting place names, especially those which bear evidence of former conditions of life and customs, and which are linked with historical or semi-historical personages. Loughbrickland is an example. In the two previous talks in this series, Dr. O'Brien dealt among other things with the influences of other peoples and languages, of which Celtic was by far the strongest.
' A Country Schoolmaster'
This is the first of a new series of talks in which a variety of speakers, all satisfied with their work, will tell you why they are convinced that they have what is, to them, the ideal job.
Tonight's speaker claims that after forty years' experience in rural schools he has found a great measure of happiness of the quiet and permanent kind, as distinct from fleeting and momentary satisfaction, in his job. He admits that the teacher without a grievance is a rare bird, hut he suspects that this attitude is but superficial. Teaching, he contends, has the privilege and satisfaction of contributing today'more than ever before, not only educationally, but morally, to the building up of the nation's greatness.
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