We became aware of a really touching gesture today when we were contacted by the Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards Scheme. We were informed that Bob Cullen had been nominated by a member of the public saying "Thank you" to a special teacher that had made a lasting impression on that person's life.
Bob was a most remarkable person, a gifted teacher, a great friend and inspiration to so many people. At the time of Bob's passing in 2011, many past students posted tributes to Bob. One such comment read as follows:
"Bob was a true gentleman and a great communicator of history. Not only did he have his unique style of teaching, he made history a very engaging subject for me. I have no doubt he has left a lasting impression on the history books of Colaiste Chiarain and the many thousands of students that passed through his classroom. In fact, I would say he is "one of the greats" of our time. He always had time to talk to you and was genuinely interested in what you had to say and offered many words of advice and encouragement.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.