Honorary Conferrings Speeches Archive

The introductory speeches for recipients of UCC honorary degrees can be read by clicking on the relevant link below.

Dr TANG LIJUN ,Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr TANG LIJUN ,Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 16 Jun 2016
Introductory address delivered by Professor John O'Halloran, Vice President for Teaching and Learning, in University College Cork at The Devere Hall, Student Centre, UCC

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Dr Desmond MacHale, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Desmond MacHale, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor John A. Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Don Knuth, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Don Knuth, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Michel Schellekens, School of Computer Science & Information Technology, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Mercedes Desmond, Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr Mercedes Desmond, Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Anant Agarwal, Degree of Doctor of Science.

Dr Anant Agarwal, Degree of Doctor of Science.

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Dr.Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Lecturer in Engineering, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Nicholas Fox Weber, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Nicholas Fox Weber, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by Ms Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Joseph Walsh, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Joseph Walsh, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Philip O'Kane, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Don O'Neill, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Don O'Neill, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by DR Jean Van Sindern Law, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Benedict Anderson, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr. Benedict Anderson, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Patrick O' Donovan, Vice-Head, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Ciaran Murphy, Bank of Ireland Professor of Business Information Systems, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Pauline Oliveros, Degree of Doctor of Music

Dr. Pauline Oliveros, Degree of Doctor of Music

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Mr. John Godfrey, Lecturer, School of Music & Theatre, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Dinesh Singh, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr. Dinesh Singh, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Fergal Keane, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr. Fergal Keane, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by Professor Grace Neville, Vice President for Teaching & Learning 2008-2012, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Donald Molloy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr. Donald Molloy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Faculty of Law, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Graham Norton, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr. Graham Norton, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by John Fitzgerald, Librarian and Head of Information Services, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Ronan O'Gara, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Ronan O'Gara, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Donal Lenihan, former Irish player and captain, former Irish and British & Irish Lions manager at Devere Hall, Students' Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Denis Irwin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Denis Irwin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Trevor Welsh, Sports Broadcaster, TV3 at Devere Hall, Student Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Brian Cody, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Brian Cody, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Mr Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh at Devere Hall, Student Centre/Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Mary O'Connor, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Mary O'Connor, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Mr Finbarr McCarthy, GAA Correspondent, 96FM & C103FM at Devere Hall, Student Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Patrick Galvin Mr. Ciarán McCullagh
Mr. Tom Kiernan Dr. Mick Molloy
Professor J.J. Lee Professor Dermot Keogh
Mr. Brian McCarthy Professor G.T. Wrixon
An tUasal Pádraigh Tyers An tOllamh Séan Ó Coileáin

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Recipient Introduced by
Dr. Michael F. Kelleher Mr. Dermot O'Mahoney
Dr. David Marcus Professor Colbert Kearney
Dr. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill Professor Séan Ó Coileáin
Dr. Hughie O'Donoghue Professor Enda McDonagh
Dr. Micheál Ó Súilleabháin Mr. Mel Mercier
Dr. Xie Shengwu Professor Paul Giller

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. John W. Mitchell

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Pierce Brosnan

Professor Gerry O'Sullivan

Mr. Louis Mulcahy

Professor Seán Ó Coileáin

Mr. Mick O'Connell

Professor Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh

Ms. Hilary Pyle Dr. Joachim Beug
Professor Carl Thoresen Professor Eleanor O'Leary

Dr. Robert W. Wilson

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

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Recipient

  Introduced by

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XII Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, King of Malaysia

 

Professor G.T. Wrixon

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Recipient

Introduced by

Professor Rosemary Cramp

Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin

Mr. Charles Hennessy

Professor Gerard Wrixon

Mr. Séan Scully

Professor Enda McDonagh

Mr. Tim Severin

Professor Pat O'Flanagan

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Recipient Introduced by
Mr Roy Keane Professor Gerard T. Wrixon
Dr Lewis L. Glucksman Professor Joseph Lee
Fr Jerome Murphy-O'Connor Professor Enda McDonagh
Mr Ricardo Melchior Navarro Professor Philip O'Kane

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr Peter Murray

Professor Alistair Rowan

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr John Thuillier Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

 

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Aidan Higgins

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

Professor Howard Gardner

Professor Áine Hyland

Professor John A. Murphy

Professor Seán Ó Coileáin

Mr. John J. Murphy

Professor Philip O'Kane

Sr. Margaret Healy

Professor Eamon Quigley

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Recipient Introduced by

Mr. Patrick Smiddy, M.Sc

Professor John Davenport

Mr. Harold Johnson, MA

Professor Gerard Wrixon

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Recipient Introduced by

Professor Enda McDonagh, LLD

Professor Gerard Wrixon

Patrick Kelleher, LLD

Professor Aidan Moran

Myrtle Allen, LLD

Professor Peter Woodman

Professor Denis O'Sullivan, D.Sc

Professor John A. Murphy

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