You can take the teacher out the school but….

The brilliant Miriam Lord in today’s Irish Times – but because you ordinarily have to pay for access here it is:

As soon as the funeral service [for Paddy Hillery] ended, Minister for Education Mary Hanafin made a beeline across St Fintan’s cemetery to a group of school students who had been in attendance.
She began to interrogate them, in the way teachers do.

“You’re very respectful children! What school are you from?” demanded the Minister.

Whereupon a teacher’s voice rose from the crowd. “The one without the roof.”

Mary was having none of it. “Answer the question you were asked,” she barked.

“Spanish Point,” murmured the shaken múinteoir.

Copyright Irish Times
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