On Saturday November 28th the Kilkenny Campus of Maynooth University awarded National University of Ireland Certificates to students from all over the south east
Dr. William Smyth, Lecturer with the Department of History at Maynooth and graduate of Kilkenny Campus presented the Certificates with the help of Maeve O’Byrne, Acting Head. In his speech Dr. Smyth congratulated the participants on their success and highlighted the power of communication and story telling to help us to avoid the mistakes of the past. Tutors John MacKenna and Ger Campbell paid tribute to the achievement of the students and the transformation al power of adult learning to change lives.
The students were awarded their Certificates in the following programmes: NUI Certificate in Addiction Studies; NUI Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication; the NUI Certificate in Anthropology and the NUI Certificate in People Place and Heritage
The celebration was enhanced by lively and moving readings of original work by writers Emmaleene Leahy and Cathal Cullen, both students on the NUI Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication; and a talk by Jacqueline Brennan on her experience of being a student on the Certificate in Addiction Studies. Singer and songwriter Mike Hanley, who completed the Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication two years ago, gave a magical performance of two new songs from his forthcoming album ‘Homeland’.
Students, staff and families then enjoyed a catch up and refreshments at the reception.
Above Photo - Certificate in Addiction Studies:
Front Row (Left to Right): Pamela Cahill, Regina O’ Connor, Geraldine Campbell (Course Tutor), Noreen Quilty, Anne Murphy.
Back Row (Left to Right): Maeve O’ Byrne (Acting Head of Kilkenny Campus), Sarah McGrath, Jacqueline Moriarty, Deborah Lacey, Paul Grace, Antoinette McGillicuddy, Jacqueline Brennan, Dr. William Smyth
Main Photo - Certificate in Creative Writing
Front Row (Left to Right): Michael Tynan, Rose Butler, Elaine Larkin, Noreen UI Laighin, Cathal Cullen
Back Row (Left to Right): John MacKenna (Course tutor), Karen Morrissey, Robert McLoughlin, Emmalene Leahy, Eimear Lawlor, Maeve O’ Byrne (Acting Head of Kilkenny Campus), Dr. William Smyth