I was born in the market town of Stockton-on-Tees in northern England. I have memories of heavily bombed sections of where I lived. I guess I'm what was called a 'war baby'. I was taken to live with my father's parents in Roscommon in Ireland where I had an idyllic childhood.
Later I was taught at St. Mary's school in Stockton and then at age eleven gained entrance by examination to St. Mary's College in the nearby town of Middlesbrough. The college was run and administered by Marist priests who gave me a quality of education preparing me well for life
They taught me the joy of acquiring knowledge. They taught me integrity, honor, and a profound respect for others. They taught me that a strong internal moral compass is fundamental. They laid a solid foundation for the years I had ahead of me. I am always in debt to their principles and ideals.
And taught me well. I passed ordinary level General Certificate of Education in chemistry, physics, pure mathematics. applied mathematics, english language, english literature, latin, french and history
John L Fahey
In the laboratory as a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986
Grandma Bridget Fahey, Great uncle Frank Eady and I in Ballybohan, Roscommon in 1986