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Honorary Citation by Dr Mary C. Murphy for Professor Brendan O'Leary
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Honorary Citation by Professor Thia Hennessy for Dr Colin Hunt
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Honorary Conferrings at University College Cork
The conferment of an honorary degree is one of the highest honours bestowed on and received by a person in Ireland.
Honorary graduates are selected carefully to recognise outstanding distinction in their chosen field including the arts, business, science, technology, sport and service to society.
At UCC, the day of the Honorary Conferrings’ ceremony is one of celebration and acknowledgement of extraordinary achievement - a day of great importance within the university’s calendar.
View our archive of honorary conferring speeches below.