Alumnus of the Week

Orla Egan

Orla Egan

  • 28 Mar 2017

Orla Egan has been actively involved in the Cork LGBT community since the 1980's. She created the Cork LGBT Archive which aims to preserve and share the history of Cork’s LGBT community and recently won an award from The Heritage Council for her work. Orla is author of the book ‘Queer Republic of Cork’, available now in the Quay Co-op, Waterstones and Liam Russell’s Bookshop and online .

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Marc O’Reilly - Singer & Songwriter

Marc O’Reilly - Singer & Songwriter

  • 20 Mar 2017

Marc O’Reilly is a Medicine graduate turned singer-songwriter who is garnering critical acclaim in the music press. Marc’s sound blends folk, blues and roots alongside well-crafted lyrics making him one of the most exciting artists on the scene today. 

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Rosaleen Crowley - Poet and Artist

Rosaleen Crowley - Poet and Artist

  • 13 Mar 2017

Rosaleen Crowley is a poet and artist, based in Indiana, USA. Rosaleen reminisces about her time at UCC and how it ignited her love of poetry.

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Sujitra Youngme - Professor of Organic Chemistry

Sujitra Youngme - Professor of Organic Chemistry

  • 06 Mar 2017

An inspirational woman who was one of the first Thai students to study at UCC. Meet Sujitra Youngme, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

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Sinead Kane - First blind athlete to complete World Marathon challenge

Sinead Kane - First blind athlete to complete World Marathon challenge

  • 27 Feb 2017

Sinead Kane is a keynote speaker, visually impaired athlete, record holder, brand ambassador to Allianz Ireland, qualified solicitor, writer with the Irish Criminal Law Journal and PhD researcher. Sinead recently became the first blind person to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days and she has just completed a 24 hour endurance race in Finland.

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Dominic MacHale - Actor

Dominic MacHale - Actor

  • 20 Feb 2017

Dominic MacHale began his acting career with the UCC Dramat while studying at UCC. He has worked extensively in theatre and on screen and recently wowed audiences with his turn as a crazed Garda in 'The Young Offenders' and his powerful portrayal of Michael Collins in 'A Great Arrangement'.

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Ciara Crosson - Founder of Weddingdates.ie

Ciara Crosson - Founder of Weddingdates.ie

  • 13 Feb 2017

Ciara Crossan, is the founder of Weddingdates.ie, a website which enables couples to book their wedding venue online. The company works with top venues throughout Ireland and the UK and to drive wedding revenue. Ciara is a regular speaker at conferences and events and was shortlisted as ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur‘ in the UK Women 1st SHINE Awards in 2013.

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Nadine O'Regan - Arts Editor at the Sunday Business Post

Nadine O'Regan - Arts Editor at the Sunday Business Post

  • 06 Feb 2017

Nadine O'Regan is Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post. She presents Songs in the Key of Life on Today FM every Sunday from 9.00pm.

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