2016 Press Releases
Music and pageantry at UCC's Proclamation Day
As part of Proclamation Day, University College Cork will hold a public reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on Tuesday, 15 March, at noon on the Main Quad. All are welcome.
The event will feature contributions from student musicians and the Quercus Talented Students’ Programme, and will be hosted by UCC Registrar and Acting President, Professor Caroline Fennell. The Department of Education and Skills has designated ‘Proclamation Day’ as a nationwide reading of the Proclamation by all educational institutions in Ireland.
The UCC reading will begin at noon, with traditional music provided by the UCC Music Department from 11:45 AM. The Proclamation will be read by First Year Pharmacy student Jennifer Chadwick, who holds a Quercus Scholarship for Innovation/Entrepreneurship. Professor Patrick O’Donovan, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences will serve as master of ceremonies. All students and staff are invited to attend. This is one of many events organised by UCC to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising this year.