Philip Cribbin, from Cahergowan, Claregalway is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer with Co. Galway Vocational Ed. Committee. He will take up the post in October after the present CEO Conor Morris retires.
Philip is a native of Longford and he first came to Galway in the 1960s to work as a clerk with CIE, After graduating from University College Galway he took up his first teaching post at Fr. Griffin Road Vocational School. He moved to a teaching post in Dublin for some time before returning to teach in Moneenageisha Community College in 1969. He was appointed principal at the college in 1993.
Philip’s wife Mary is from Shantalla and they have five in family—Fr David who is a priest in the Philippines; Philip Junior and Ursula who are both teachers, Rachel who is with the Bank of Ireland and Maria, an Arts student at NUIG.
In his new post Philip will be in charge of all the Vocational Schools around the county including those on the offshore islands. He will also be at the helm for the VEC’s various Youthreach and VTOS programmes and will have overall responsibility for the many Co. Galway VEC special training centres and other educational activities.
Philip is well known in drama circles for his acting roles in award-winning plays by the Claregalway based Compántas Lir and Pegasus Theatre Company.