2010s

Lisa Schultz

( BA Information Studies and Sociology 2013)

lives in Germany. A product owner at Quentic, she is a musician on the music scene in Berlin and released her debut single in the last year. Memories of UCD: Sir Christopher Lee coming to visit the L&H Society.

Dinesh Selvachandra

(BSc 2015)

Dinesh Selvachandra

lives in Sri Lanka, working as a project manager at Jadon Software Solutions. Memories of UCD: Group studies, latenight...

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John Perry

( BA History and Politics 1999, MSc Aviation Finance 2018)

John Perry

lives in Ireland, working at Deloitte as the business process solutions lead and is also a member of the Deloitte North...

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Ying Wang

(MSc Business Analytics 2017)

Ying Wang

lives in Ireland and works at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a data scientist. Memories of UCD: Great friends and caring lect...

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H A Danushka Premachandra

( BSc Computer Science 2016)

lives in Sri Lanka and works at the Prime Minister’s Office, Temple Trees, as an IT researcher.

Shizan Lucknavi

(MSc Computer Science 2018)

Shizan Lucknavi

lives in Ireland and works as a data scientist. Memories of UCD: A great faculty of Computer Science, making friends fro...

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Mohammed Azim Ansari

(MEngSc Engineering Management 2017)

Mohammed Azim Ansari

lives in United Arab Emirates and works at Etisalat as a project manager. Memories of UCD: Lecture halls, professors, th...

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Camille O’Malley

(BSc 2015, MSc 2018)

Camille O’Malley

lives in Ireland and is the cofounder and technical lead of XTremedy Medical. Memories of UCD: #SciFam friends, coffee u...

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Gayan Laknatha Ariyarathne

(BSc Human Resource Management 2014)

Gayan Laknatha Ariyarathne

lives in Sri Lanka, working at Sampath Bank PLC as a credit officer. Memories of UCD: Lifelong friends, mentors and lect...

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James Ouyang

(MSc 2014)

James Ouyang

lives and works in Singapore as a senior manager. Memories of UCD: UCD is an integral part of our lives. Whatever we hav...

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Angelina Casutt

(LLM International Human Rights 2018)

Angelina Casutt

lives in Ireland and is a legal triage agent. Memories of UCD: Connecting with people from Ireland and abroad, developin...

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Michael Iyaji

(MSc Agr 2015)

Michael Iyaji

lives in Nigeria, working at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation as Senior Lead of Policy and Advocacy. Memories of UCD...

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Badmuss Okeen Omotayo

(GradCert 2015)

Badmuss Okeen Omotayo

lives in Ireland and is CEO of Roycebard Resources International. Memories of UCD: Innovative creativity of the UCD Inno...

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Kyle Rosso

(MA History 2016)

Kyle Rosso

lives in the US and is a history teacher. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July 2019, undergoing rigorous c...

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Dudu Geng

(MEngSc 2017)

Dudu Geng

lives in Costa Rica and is a researcher at the United Nations Development Programme. Memories of UCD: The lake, pizza an...

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Riya Gulati

(LLM 2017)

lives in India and works as a paralegal at the Law Offices of Caro Kinsella, a US immigration firm. Memories of UCD: I remember how, when I was given my first research essay, I sat for hours looking at the screen, with no idea how to begin. Now, I am an author of reputed international journals, newsletters, blogs and expert panels for law modules, in India.

Emre Akyuz

(MScAgr 2017)

Emre Akyuz

lives in Turkey and works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Directorate for EU Affairs. Memories of UCD: A green ca...

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Win Htein

(MCh (Surgery) 2013)

Win Htein

lives in Myanmar, and works at the Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital as a consultant surgeon. Memories of UCD: The fondest memo...

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Emmanuel Amartey

(MSc 2017)

Emmanuel Amartey

lives in the US and in the last year gained admission to an Economics PhD programme at Howard University. Memories of UC...

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Justine Conroy

(MSc 2013)

Justine Conroy

lives in Ireland and works as strategic account manager for LinkedIn Learning. Memories of UCD: Meeting UCD Smurfit clas...

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Milind Satpute

(MSc 2018)

Milind Satpute

lives in Ireland and works at Dell EMC as a software engineer. Memories of UCD: The gym, swimming pool, Halloween, Scien...

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Simarjot Kaur

(MSc 2019)

lives and works in Ireland as ChemoGel research assistant at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at RCSI. Memories of UCD: Accessibility to all departments and opportunities.

Ciara Kelly

(BA Economics and Politics 2019)

Ciara Kelly

lives in Ireland and is currently studying for a Masters in Common Law at UCD; she is a student and class representative...

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Jason Chan

(MSc Aviation Finance 2019)

lives in Hong Kong, working at GECAS as a portfolio strategist. Memories of UCD: The spectacular landscape at the UCD Smurfit campus in Blackrock. Great environment for studying, networking, and learning.

Burcu Ocal Ciftci

(MEconSc 2019)

Burcu Ocal Ciftci

lives in Ireland. Memories of UCD: Great campus, great staff! I learned a lot during my masters....

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Pradeep Siriwardane

(MSc 2014)

Pradeep Siriwardane

lives in Sri Lanka and is the founder and CEO of RuniT Lanka (Pvt). Memories of UCD: The student committee, a bridge bet...

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Anne Cousins

(MA Creative Writing 2013)

Anne Cousins

lives in Ireland and is a writer. Memories of UCD: A wonderful year, one of the best years of my life. Our tutors were e...

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Sherin Varghese

(MSc 2018)

Sherin Varghese

lives in Ireland and is a management consultant at Mazars Ireland. Memories of UCD: Amazing lectures and projects, group...

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John Jerry Sebigaju

(MSc 2013)

lives in Uganda, working at the Petroleum Authority of Uganda as senior human resource officer. Memories of UCD: The UCD Smurfit Business School, a good learning environment with exposure to real HR practices through class and research.

Sherini Marambe

(BSc 2016)

lives in Sri Lanka, working at the Trauma Healing Institute, USA as a trauma counsellor. Memories of UCD: Studying at UCD was the best decision of my life. I was able to learn at my level and pace without having undue stress, while suffering from epilepsy.

Eveline Surbakti

(MSc Data and Computational Science 2020)

Eveline Surbakti

lives in Ireland. Memories of UCD: New experiences, multicultural friends and opportunities. Relaxing after the gym clas...

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Gabriel Teng

(BBS Finance 2017)

Gabriel Teng

lives in Singapore and is a business process analyst, involved in projects related to process improvement and robotic pr...

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Cyrielle Maison

(BA Politics and Spanish 2015)

Cyrielle Maison

lives in Canada, studying at the Université du Québec à Montréal as a student and research assistant. Memories of UC...

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Mamdouh El Bakry

(PhD 2011)

lives and works in Spain, working in the academic field and the food industry. He recently published his first book on food science, Microstructure of Dairy Products. Memories of UCD: When I first saw the UCD campus on my first day. I was very excited and nervous but as soon as I met my supervisors and colleagues, I found out that these would be some of the best years of my life.

Shivani Shukla

(MSc Applied Economics 2018)

lives in Ireland and works at UCD as a research assistant. Memories of UCD: My dorm was the hub of activity, with an everlasting supply of Jaffa Cakes and tea. Four of us have gone on to be the best of friends, and took our first international trip to India, where we attended my cousin’s wedding, and travelled around Rajasthan. All the best things in life started for me at UCD.

Helen Rea

(MB BCh BAO 2010)

Helen Rea

lives in Ireland and works at St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Charles Institute of Dermatology. Memories of U...

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Zohra Keshwani

(MSc 2018)

Zohra Keshwani

lives in Ireland and works at The Irish Times. Memories of UCD: Amazing ambience and friendly staff....

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Srishti Khandelwal

(MSc 2019)

lives in India. Memories of UCD: Fruitful relationships with teachers and bonding with fellow classmates, experiential learning that has helped me interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Lilly Farrell

(Ad Astra Scholar)

Lilly Farrell

Ad Astra scholar and Medicine student Lily Farrell has won the 2020 National Dom Colbert Prize in Travel Medicine, a pre...

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2000s

Sarah Player

(BA  Archaeology and Philosophy 2003)

Sarah Player

lives in Canada and is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development at Friends of the Canadian Museum fo...

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Lorraine O’gorman Ponti

(BE 2004, MEngSc 2006)

lives in Australia and is a project manager. Her work in civil engineering has taken her to live and work in China, Russia, France, Argentina and now Australia. Memories of UCD: Civil Engineering in Earlsfort Terrace.

Charlie Kavanagh

(BA Geography and Welsh 2008)

lives in Ireland and is a retired sailing instructor. Memories of UCD: During lecture breaks, I would take my dog, Toesun, for walks around the Belfield campus.

Donal B O’connor

(MB BCh BAO 2006)

lives in Ireland, works at Health Products Regulatory Authority as a vigilance manager and is an adjunct lecturer at Trinity College and RCSI. Memories of UCD: Playing in the Superleague and winning the MedCup, debates with L&H and LawSoc and the privilege of being Auditor of MedSoc.

Ronan Callanan

(MVB 2005)

lives in Ireland, working as a veterinary surgeon. Memories of UCD: There is still that community spirit: some of us are in a WhatsApp group. In short, I don’t regret one day of my study at UCD and my working life going forward.

Eugenia Thompson

(BA Archaeology and Geography 2004, Masters in Regional and Urban Planning 2006)

lives in Ireland and is an urban planner at Fingal County Council. Memories of UCD: Enjoyed sitting out on the grass watching the cherry blossom trees in full bloom and the swans on the lake.

David O’Reilly

(BComm 2001, MBS 2003)

David O’Reilly

lives in the UK and is the London Director at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. Memories of UCD: Great friends on t...

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Orla Bree

(BComm 2004, MAcc 2005)

lives in Australia and is Director, Australia and New Zealand, at Villeroy & Boch, Sydney. Memories of UCD: The student bar, many pints of Fosters, watching live bands and stand-up comedians.

Niamh O’Connell

(BA Int French and Spanish 2000)

Niamh O’Connell

lives in Ireland and is owner of The Wellness Clinic. Memories of UCD: Abba-esque in the Student Bar, lots of hours in t...

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Maricka Burke-Keogh

(MSc 2009)

Maricka Burke-Keogh

lives in Ireland and is the Global  Director of Product Marketing at Genesys. Memories of UCD: The Marketing Developmen...

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Marion Dierckens

(Erasmus Business and Law 2006)

Marion Dierckens

lives in France, working at a university in Paris, supervising office units and working on data protection. Memories of...

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Gavin Hickie

(BA Economics and History 2003)

Gavin Hickie

lives in the US, working at the US Naval Academy  as  the  Director of Rugby. Memories of UCD: Balancing my professio...

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Eunice Awosika

(HDipSc 2006, MSocSc 2008)

Eunice Awosika

lives in the UK, working at the London Borough of Croydon as Interim Service Manager for The 25-65 Disability Service, A...

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Paul Smyth

(BComm 2006)

Paul Smyth

lives in Ireland and founded Top Tier Recruitment and Possible.ie, his second business which launched in 2019....

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Leane S Lifely

(LLM 2010)

Leane S Lifely

lives in Canada, working at City of Calgary as a barrister and solicitor and a One City Award Nominee in 2019 for consid...

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Saranne Manley

(BA Geography and English 2004, MA 2006)

lives in Ireland, working at Creagh College as an English and geography teacher. Memories of UCD: Interesting people, the new school of business building, the Arts Ball for the “craic agus ceol”.

Deirdre Wisniewski

(MSc 2011)

lives in Ireland and is a clinical midwife specialist at Rotunda Hospital. Memories of UCD: Great friends, stimulating course and helpful tutors. Hard to believe ten years have passed.

Ying Zhu

(MAcc 2011)

lives in Ireland, working at SAP SSc Ireland as a senior support engineer.

Martina Mahon Jensen

(BSc Nursing 2008)

Martina Mahon Jensen

lives in Ireland, working at the Beacon Hospital as an ICU Clinical Instructor. During the Covid-19 crisis, she has been...

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1990s

Mikel Arieta-araunabeña

(LLM 1993)

lives in the Basque Country, Spain and is currently CEO of Bilbao´s Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation. Memories of UCD: Studying LLM European Law at Roebuck Castle. It was a magical year.

Donal O’Brien

(BA History 1995)

Donal O’Brien

lives in the US and is a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Memories of UCD: Imposing lecture halls, posting no...

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Khaled Ahmed Sellow

(MSc Chemistry 1998)

Khaled Ahmed Sellow

lives and works in Egypt, teaching chemistry. Memories of UCD: Dr Saif Al-Haussaini, and I got to know each other in UCD...

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Ashling Mooney

(MB BCh BAO 1997)

Ashling Mooney

lives in Scotland, working at NHS Lanarkshire as an associate specialist doctor in older adult psychiatry. Memories of U...

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Patricia Mc Walter

(MB BCh BAO 1994)

Patricia Mc Walter

lives in Saudi Arabia, working as a consultant family physician at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,...

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Leonardo Patroni Griffi

(LLM 1993)

 lives in Italy and is President of Banca Popolare di Puglia.

Darragh Kelly

(BA English and History 1994)

Darragh Kelly

lives in Ireland and is a staff news reporter at the Roscommon Herald newspaper. Memories of UCD: A Christy Moore concer...

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Alice-Mary Higgins

(BA English and Philosophy 1996)

Alice-Mary Higgins

lives in Ireland and is a senator of Seanad Éireann. Memories of UCD: The friendships I made in UCD helped shape me as...

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John H Harrington

(MA Anglo-Irish Literature 1992)

lives in the US, working at PNC Capital Advisors as Director of Consultant Relations. Memories of UCD: Post exams in June, celebrating at the pub at the Sports Centre but somewhat sad the year was winding down.

Clodagh Thompson

(BPhysio 1997)

Clodagh Thompson

lives in the US and is a physiotherapist and manager at the University Health Center at the University of Oregon. Memori...

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Yiaw Nam Tan

(MBS 1995)

lives in Malaysia and works in Kuala Lumpur as a management consultant. Memories of UCD: I belonged to a group of Malaysians, who completed business studies on a part-time basis.

1980s

Conor Dempsey

(BComm 1987)

lives in Ireland and is a corporate communications consultant based in Dublin. Memories of UCD: The Rugby Club provided fun, friendships and silverware aplenty.

Karen Fitzsimon

(BAgrSc Landscape Horticulture 1988)

Karen Fitzsimon

lives in the UK and works at the University of Westminster as a PhD Researcher. Memories of UCD: The Ag Block, processin...

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Leslie Donovan

(HDipEILL Early Irish Language and Literature 1987)

lives in the US, working at the Honours College, University of New Mexico as a Professor. Memories of UCD: The air, the light, most often the mist or rain.

Fergal Reidy

(BA Geography and Greek & Roman Civilization 1986)

lives in Ireland and works as a teacher. Memories of UCD: GAA club, athletics, lovely people.

Stephen Burke

(MB BCh BAO 1986)

lives in the UK and is a consultant radiologist at Homerton University NHS Hospital. Memories of UCD: Marble-clad halls, chequered floors, the terror of the Aula Maxima, R&R in Hartigan’s.

Maher L D Saleem

(PhD Science 1989)

lives and works in Jordan as President of Amman Arab University. Memories of UCD: Warm relationship between students and staff. Lively environment and a passion for learning.

Clement Higginbotham

(BSc 1982, HDipEd 1983, PhD 1988)

lives in Ireland, working at the Athlone Institute of Technology. Memories of UCD: Friendships, ChemSoc, the lake, tennis, squash, soccer, rugby, bands in Theatre L.

Bernard Biggar

(BA Economics 1980)

Bernard Biggar

lives in Luxembourg. Memories of UCD: A vibrant and enlightened place, lifelong friendships formed, debate was the norm....

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Richard Devereux

(BCL 1981)

Richard Devereux

lives in Germany and is working at Intel Deutschland GmbH as a European Labour Attorney. Memories of UCD: Friday debates...

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Breda Halloran (Singh)

(BA English and Psychology 1987)

Breda Halloran (Singh)

lives in the US, working at Tata Consumers Products as the Senior Manager of Tax and Treasury. Memories of UCD: A great...

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Tanya Thomas

(BSocSc 1988, DipBS 1989, MBS 1993)

Tanya Thomas

lives in  Dublin, working at A+F Recruitment as the Executive Director. Memories of UCD: Registering for Social Science...

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Declan Walsh

(BComm 1983)

Declan Walsh

lives in Ireland, working at the RDMS Project, An Garda Siochána, Capel Street as a clerical officer. Memories of UCD:...

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Colma Brioscú

(BA 1980)

Colma Brioscú

lives in Ireland, working at the Royal Irish Academy of Music as Head of Keyboard and Professor of Pianoforte. In 2019,...

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1970s

Sheila Coyle

(BA 1973)

 lives in Ireland and is a retired assistant principal at Breifne College, Cavan. Memories of UCD: Student Council, friends, library, lunch at Bewley’s café when the grant was paid.

Finbar Lennon

(MB BCh BAO 1972, DipCH 1973, MCh 1982)

lives in Ireland and is adjunct tutor in surgery at the Mater Hospital. He co-authored, with his late wife, Dr Kathleen McGarry Lennon, her memoir, The Heavens are all Blue. Memories of UCD: The bicycle shed, where I met my late wife.

Cornelius Culhane

(BComm 1970)

lives in Ireland, working as the Managing Director at Apaseal Ireland. Memories of UCD: The sticky buns at Bewleys Café.

Ita Gibney

(BA 1974)

lives in Ireland and is the executive chairman of Gibney Communications. Memories of UCD: Wonderful mentors, making sandwiches for the Saturday night disco.

Siobhan Mchugh

(BSc Biochemistry, Chemistry and Mathematics 1977)

Siobhan Mchugh

lives in Australia, working at the  University of Wollongong as an Associate Professor of Journalism, winning two gold...

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Conrad J Noll

(BSc 1973)

lives in Canada and is five years retired. Memories of UCD: Carmel Humphries, famous zoology professor, lecturing on mammalian sexual reproduction.

Ambrose Mc Loughlin

(BDS 1974)

lives in Ireland and is Chair of Heartbeat Trust. Memories of UCD: I led the first strike and withdrawal from undergraduate and postgraduate training by a Health Professional Student group  in the early 1970s.

Declan Collinge

(BA 1970, HDipEd 1971, MA 1983, PhD 1986)

Declan Collinge

lives in Dublin, working as a text book author and commissioning editor. Memories of UCD: Meeting a beautiful strawberry...

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Pj Rudden

(BE 1975)

lives in Ireland, working at Aengus Consulting. He was elected to the Engineering and Computer Science Committee of the RIA. Memories of UCD: Classmates I kept in contact with.

Dermot Rowan

(BAgrSc 1977, MSc (Mgmt Practice) 1995)

lives in Ireland and is a managing director and farmer. Memories of UCD: Ag science organised a dance every week, we had all the top showbands, which left me with a lifelong dislike of Country and Irish bands.

Dr Angela Ryan

(BA 1974)

Dr Angela Ryan

lives in Ireland and is a retired senior lecturer at the UCC French Department. Memories of UCD: French debates, plays,...

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Brendan Carmody

(BA 1970)

Brendan Carmody

lives in England, working as a researcher teacher. Memories of UCD: Students and staff sharing the canteen, a sense of f...

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Bernard Farrell

(BSc 1979)

lives in the US, working at Sterilis Solutions as Principal Software Engineer. Memories of UCD: The Simplex crossword puzzle with friends, we didn’t try the Crosaire!

Neil Coghlan

(BE Chemical 1978, HDipEd 1980)

Neil Coghlan

lives in the  US,  and is Director at Siemens Healthineers. Memories of UCD: Riding motorbikes up to the front door. D...

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1960s

Dominic Geraghty

(BE Chem Eng 1969, PhD Chem Eng 1974)

Dominic Geraghty

lives  in the US and works in Silicon Valley as an author and Executive-in-Residence in a VC Fund. He published his fir...

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Seán Beattie

(BA English, History and French 1963, HDipEd 1971)

Seán Beattie

lives in Ireland and is currently the editor of the journal of County Donegal Historical Society, The Donegal Annual. Me...

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Margaret Franklin

(BSc 1969, MSc 1974)

lives in Ireland. She was a lecturer in chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology. Memories of UCD: Playing in the second violins in the Music  Society orchestra.

Vivien Igoe

(BA 1964, PhD English, Drama  and Film 2011)

Vivien Igoe

lives in Ireland and was a curator, researcher and archivist at the Joyce Museum, Bord Fáilte, Department of the Taoise...

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1950s

Patrick Quinn

(BArch 1954)

lives in Ireland and prior to retirement was UCD Dean of Architecture. In the last year, he had a starring role in Logan Rando’s new film The Fighter, playing a wizened boxing coach.

Lisa Schultz
 BA Information Studies and Sociology 2013

lives in Germany. A product owner at Quentic, she is a musician on the music scene in Berlin and released her debut single in the last year. Memories of UCD: Sir Christopher Lee coming to visit the L&H Society.

Dinesh Selvachandra
BSc 2015

lives in Sri Lanka, working as a project manager at Jadon Software Solutions. Memories of UCD: Group studies, latenight assignements, lecturers who gave an insight to the professional life ahead.

John Perry
 BA History and Politics 1999, MSc Aviation Finance 2018

lives in Ireland, working at Deloitte as the business process solutions lead and is also a member of the Deloitte North South Europe BPS Executive Leadership and a member of the global firm’s Aircraft Leasing and Finance Group. Memories of UCD: A field trip to Airbus in Paris, and a flyby by two 108 Dassault Rafale aircraft at the factory.

Ying Wang
MSc Business Analytics 2017

lives in Ireland and works at Takeda Pharmaceuticals as a data scientist. Memories of UCD: Great friends and caring lecturers.

H A Danushka Premachandra
BSc Computer Science 2016

lives in Sri Lanka and works at the Prime Minister’s Office, Temple Trees, as an IT researcher.

Shizan Lucknavi
MSc Computer Science 2018

lives in Ireland and works as a data scientist. Memories of UCD: A great faculty of Computer Science, making friends from diverse nationalities and cultures, and attending many memorable Intervarsity events.

Mohammed Azim Ansari
MEngSc Engineering Management 2017

lives in United Arab Emirates and works at Etisalat as a project manager. Memories of UCD: Lecture halls, professors, the mixed culture, the environment of UCD.

Camille O’Malley
BSc 2015, MSc 2018

lives in Ireland and is the cofounder and technical lead of XTremedy Medical. Memories of UCD: #SciFam friends, coffee under the library, long evenings in the lab overlooking the lake.

Gayan Laknatha Ariyarathne
BSc Human Resource Management 2014

lives in Sri Lanka, working at Sampath Bank PLC as a credit officer. Memories of UCD: Lifelong friends, mentors and lecturers.

James Ouyang
MSc 2014

lives and works in Singapore as a senior manager. Memories of UCD: UCD is an integral part of our lives. Whatever we have achieved, it is because we had good schooling.

Angelina Casutt
LLM International Human Rights 2018

lives in Ireland and is a legal triage agent. Memories of UCD: Connecting with people from Ireland and abroad, developing friendships. Captivating, interdisciplinary class discussions that encouraged further research, rewarding hikes with the UCD Mountaineering Club.

Michael Iyaji
MSc Agr 2015

lives in Nigeria, working at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation as Senior Lead of Policy and Advocacy. Memories of UCD: Excellent faculty and facilities, unrivalled social and academic life with incredible support available round the clock.

Badmuss Okeen Omotayo
GradCert 2015

lives in Ireland and is CEO of Roycebard Resources International. Memories of UCD: Innovative creativity of the UCD Innovation Academy Module.

Kyle Rosso
MA History 2016

lives in the US and is a history teacher. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July 2019, undergoing rigorous chemotherapy treatment. As of May, he has no signs of cancer. Memories of UCD: The James Joyce Library, the Clubhouse, international friends.

Dudu Geng
MEngSc 2017

lives in Costa Rica and is a researcher at the United Nations Development Programme. Memories of UCD: The lake, pizza and the library.

Riya Gulati
LLM 2017

lives in India and works as a paralegal at the Law Offices of Caro Kinsella, a US immigration firm. Memories of UCD: I remember how, when I was given my first research essay, I sat for hours looking at the screen, with no idea how to begin. Now, I am an author of reputed international journals, newsletters, blogs and expert panels for law modules, in India.

Emre Akyuz
MScAgr 2017

lives in Turkey and works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Directorate for EU Affairs. Memories of UCD: A green campus, great coffee, birdsong, swans, the field trips to rural Ireland.

Win Htein
MCh (Surgery) 2013

lives in Myanmar, and works at the Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital as a consultant surgeon. Memories of UCD: The fondest memories and great years.

Emmanuel Amartey
MSc 2017

lives in the US and in the last year gained admission to an Economics PhD programme at Howard University. Memories of UCD: Hard work and fun, student club; my professors were approachable, everyday people.

Justine Conroy
MSc 2013

lives in Ireland and works as strategic account manager for LinkedIn Learning. Memories of UCD: Meeting UCD Smurfit classmates for the first time, loving the diversity and sense of belonging.

Milind Satpute
MSc 2018

lives in Ireland and works at Dell EMC as a software engineer. Memories of UCD: The gym, swimming pool, Halloween, Science Day, the Sci-fi Society, Harry Potter Society and Indian Society.

Simarjot Kaur
MSc 2019

lives and works in Ireland as ChemoGel research assistant at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences at RCSI. Memories of UCD: Accessibility to all departments and opportunities.

Ciara Kelly
BA Economics and Politics 2019

lives in Ireland and is currently studying for a Masters in Common Law at UCD; she is a student and class representative. Memories of UCD: The James Joyce Library.

Jason Chan
MSc Aviation Finance 2019

lives in Hong Kong, working at GECAS as a portfolio strategist. Memories of UCD: The spectacular landscape at the UCD Smurfit campus in Blackrock. Great environment for studying, networking, and learning.

Burcu Ocal Ciftci
MEconSc 2019

lives in Ireland. Memories of UCD: Great campus, great staff! I learned a lot during my masters.

Pradeep Siriwardane
MSc 2014

lives in Sri Lanka and is the founder and CEO of RuniT Lanka (Pvt). Memories of UCD: The student committee, a bridge between students and the lecturer panel.

Anne Cousins
MA Creative Writing 2013

lives in Ireland and is a writer. Memories of UCD: A wonderful year, one of the best years of my life. Our tutors were encouraging, the classes and course-work were exhilarating.

Sherin Varghese
MSc 2018

lives in Ireland and is a management consultant at Mazars Ireland. Memories of UCD: Amazing lectures and projects, group studies, and presentations, late night studies in the Smurfit Library/ Study Room.

John Jerry Sebigaju
MSc 2013

lives in Uganda, working at the Petroleum Authority of Uganda as senior human resource officer. Memories of UCD: The UCD Smurfit Business School, a good learning environment with exposure to real HR practices through class and research.

Sherini Marambe
BSc 2016

lives in Sri Lanka, working at the Trauma Healing Institute, USA as a trauma counsellor. Memories of UCD: Studying at UCD was the best decision of my life. I was able to learn at my level and pace without having undue stress, while suffering from epilepsy.

Eveline Surbakti
MSc Data and Computational Science 2020

lives in Ireland. Memories of UCD: New experiences, multicultural friends and opportunities. Relaxing after the gym class.

Gabriel Teng
BBS Finance 2017

lives in Singapore and is a business process analyst, involved in projects related to process improvement and robotic process automation. Memories of UCD: Guinness ...

Cyrielle Maison
BA Politics and Spanish 2015

lives in Canada, studying at the Université du Québec à Montréal as a student and research assistant. Memories of UCD: Friendship, societies, embracing the Irish culture.

Mamdouh El Bakry
PhD 2011

lives and works in Spain, working in the academic field and the food industry. He recently published his first book on food science, Microstructure of Dairy Products. Memories of UCD: When I first saw the UCD campus on my first day. I was very excited and nervous but as soon as I met my supervisors and colleagues, I found out that these would be some of the best years of my life.

Shivani Shukla
MSc Applied Economics 2018

lives in Ireland and works at UCD as a research assistant. Memories of UCD: My dorm was the hub of activity, with an everlasting supply of Jaffa Cakes and tea. Four of us have gone on to be the best of friends, and took our first international trip to India, where we attended my cousin’s wedding, and travelled around Rajasthan. All the best things in life started for me at UCD.

Helen Rea
MB BCh BAO 2010

lives in Ireland and works at St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Charles Institute of Dermatology. Memories of UCD: The relocation of the Kevin Barry window, designed by Harry Clarke, from Earlsfort Terrace to the Belfield Campus.

Zohra Keshwani
MSc 2018

lives in Ireland and works at The Irish Times. Memories of UCD: Amazing ambience and friendly staff.

Srishti Khandelwal
MSc 2019

lives in India. Memories of UCD: Fruitful relationships with teachers and bonding with fellow classmates, experiential learning that has helped me interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Lilly Farrell
Ad Astra Scholar

Ad Astra scholar and Medicine student Lily Farrell has won the 2020 National Dom Colbert Prize in Travel Medicine, a prestigious essay competition sponsored by the Travel Medical Society of Ireland (TMSI). UCD  alumnus,  Dr  Dom  Colbert,  MB BCh BAO  1957,  co-founded the TMSI and presented the award to his granddaughter Lily Farrell, whose submission was entitled “Climate Change, Implications for Travel Medicine”. This is the first time this award, which is open to undergraduates in any third-level college in the Republic of Ireland, and is judged blindly and independently, has been won by a UCD student.

Sarah Player
BA  Archaeology and Philosophy 2003

lives in Canada and is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development at Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Memories of UCD: The Ireland/ Newfoundland exchange, working on a Groswater Palaeoeskimo site, watching whales breach nearby and eagles soar on a daily basis, with a powerful team of female archaeologists.

Lorraine O’gorman Ponti
BE 2004, MEngSc 2006

lives in Australia and is a project manager. Her work in civil engineering has taken her to live and work in China, Russia, France, Argentina and now Australia. Memories of UCD: Civil Engineering in Earlsfort Terrace.

Charlie Kavanagh
BA Geography and Welsh 2008

lives in Ireland and is a retired sailing instructor. Memories of UCD: During lecture breaks, I would take my dog, Toesun, for walks around the Belfield campus.

Donal B O’connor
MB BCh BAO 2006

lives in Ireland, works at Health Products Regulatory Authority as a vigilance manager and is an adjunct lecturer at Trinity College and RCSI. Memories of UCD: Playing in the Superleague and winning the MedCup, debates with L&H and LawSoc and the privilege of being Auditor of MedSoc.

Ronan Callanan
MVB 2005

lives in Ireland, working as a veterinary surgeon. Memories of UCD: There is still that community spirit: some of us are in a WhatsApp group. In short, I don’t regret one day of my study at UCD and my working life going forward.

Eugenia Thompson
BA Archaeology and Geography 2004, Masters in Regional and Urban Planning 2006

lives in Ireland and is an urban planner at Fingal County Council. Memories of UCD: Enjoyed sitting out on the grass watching the cherry blossom trees in full bloom and the swans on the lake.

David O’Reilly
BComm 2001, MBS 2003

lives in the UK and is the London Director at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce. Memories of UCD: Great friends on the BComm and the MBS in Finance, great fun but you also came away having learned a lot from each lecture.

Orla Bree
BComm 2004, MAcc 2005

lives in Australia and is Director, Australia and New Zealand, at Villeroy & Boch, Sydney. Memories of UCD: The student bar, many pints of Fosters, watching live bands and stand-up comedians.

Niamh O’Connell
BA Int French and Spanish 2000

lives in Ireland and is owner of The Wellness Clinic. Memories of UCD: Abba-esque in the Student Bar, lots of hours in the library, meeting friends  on the Arts Block steps at a certain time, pre-mobile phone days!

Maricka Burke-Keogh
MSc 2009

lives in Ireland and is the Global  Director of Product Marketing at Genesys. Memories of UCD: The Marketing Development Programme, carrying out projects for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Leinster Rugby.

Marion Dierckens
Erasmus Business and Law 2006

lives in France, working at a university in Paris, supervising office units and working on data protection. Memories of UCD: The green campus, supportive people, cheerful gatherings, mind-opening teaching, challenging projects that encouraged me to research, be creative and build strong confidence.

Gavin Hickie
BA Economics and History 2003

lives in the US, working at the US Naval Academy  as  the  Director of Rugby. Memories of UCD: Balancing my professional rugby duties with Leinster with my full-time education. As a young child I often played on the fields of Belfield and always knew I wanted to attend UCD.

Eunice Awosika
HDipSc 2006, MSocSc 2008

lives in the UK, working at the London Borough of Croydon as Interim Service Manager for The 25-65 Disability Service, Adult Social Care. Memories of UCD: The supportiveness at UCD, especially when I lost my father when I was about to commence my exams. UCD became my cherished family at that very difficult time.

Paul Smyth
BComm 2006

lives in Ireland and founded Top Tier Recruitment and Possible.ie, his second business which launched in 2019.

Leane S Lifely
LLM 2010

lives in Canada, working at City of Calgary as a barrister and solicitor and a One City Award Nominee in 2019 for considering Calgary’s Vulnerable Population and Law. Memories of UCD: The fabulous law buildings and courtyard, sitting by the lake for lunch on a beautiful day.

Saranne Manley
BA Geography and English 2004, MA 2006

lives in Ireland, working at Creagh College as an English and geography teacher. Memories of UCD: Interesting people, the new school of business building, the Arts Ball for the “craic agus ceol”.

Deirdre Wisniewski
MSc 2011

lives in Ireland and is a clinical midwife specialist at Rotunda Hospital. Memories of UCD: Great friends, stimulating course and helpful tutors. Hard to believe ten years have passed.

Ying Zhu
MAcc 2011

lives in Ireland, working at SAP SSc Ireland as a senior support engineer.

Martina Mahon Jensen
BSc Nursing 2008

lives in Ireland, working at the Beacon Hospital as an ICU Clinical Instructor. During the Covid-19 crisis, she has been proud to be part of the 2004- 2008 nursing class as many from that class played central roles while working at the epicentre of the pandemic.

Mikel Arieta-araunabeña
LLM 1993

lives in the Basque Country, Spain and is currently CEO of Bilbao´s Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation. Memories of UCD: Studying LLM European Law at Roebuck Castle. It was a magical year.

Donal O’Brien
BA History 1995

lives in the US and is a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Memories of UCD: Imposing lecture halls, posting notes on club boards to communicate with friends, the student bar, pints in plastic cups!

Khaled Ahmed Sellow
MSc Chemistry 1998

lives and works in Egypt, teaching chemistry. Memories of UCD: Dr Saif Al-Haussaini, and I got to know each other in UCD, back in 1994. Mr Al-Hussaini, who is from the United Arab Emirates, recently travelled after many long years to visit me. This may tell you what an impact UCD can have.

Ashling Mooney
MB BCh BAO 1997

lives in Scotland, working at NHS Lanarkshire as an associate specialist doctor in older adult psychiatry. Memories of UCD: The bonds you make with your classmates over the six years of Medicine last a lifetime. On a stressful day in the NHS I smile at some the memories of what we got up to.

Patricia Mc Walter
MB BCh BAO 1994

lives in Saudi Arabia, working as a consultant family physician at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh. Memories of UCD: Fulfilling my dreams of working in the medical field, and the amazing support.

Leonardo Patroni Griffi
LLM 1993

 lives in Italy and is President of Banca Popolare di Puglia.

Darragh Kelly
BA English and History 1994

lives in Ireland and is a staff news reporter at the Roscommon Herald newspaper. Memories of UCD: A Christy Moore concert during Rag Week, the Sigerson Cup final in Belfield, college discos, campus radio.

Alice-Mary Higgins
BA English and Philosophy 1996

lives in Ireland and is a senator of Seanad Éireann. Memories of UCD: The friendships I made in UCD helped shape me as a person, participating in Dramsoc, playing everything from ‘water’ to ‘woodland animal’ to ‘nightclub singer’.

John H Harrington
MA Anglo-Irish Literature 1992

lives in the US, working at PNC Capital Advisors as Director of Consultant Relations. Memories of UCD: Post exams in June, celebrating at the pub at the Sports Centre but somewhat sad the year was winding down.

Clodagh Thompson
BPhysio 1997

lives in the US and is a physiotherapist and manager at the University Health Center at the University of Oregon. Memories of UCD: Beautiful Sunday hikes with the UCD Mountaineering Club, Hollywood Nights on Thursdays with all my friends.

Yiaw Nam Tan
MBS 1995

lives in Malaysia and works in Kuala Lumpur as a management consultant. Memories of UCD: I belonged to a group of Malaysians, who completed business studies on a part-time basis.

Conor Dempsey
BComm 1987

lives in Ireland and is a corporate communications consultant based in Dublin. Memories of UCD: The Rugby Club provided fun, friendships and silverware aplenty.

Karen Fitzsimon
BAgrSc Landscape Horticulture 1988

lives in the UK and works at the University of Westminster as a PhD Researcher. Memories of UCD: The Ag Block, processing film in the photographic darkroom, being greeted by our friendly concierge Dermot Fanning, the ‘coffee shop crew’ and the common room.

Leslie Donovan
HDipEILL Early Irish Language and Literature 1987

lives in the US, working at the Honours College, University of New Mexico as a Professor. Memories of UCD: The air, the light, most often the mist or rain.

Fergal Reidy
BA Geography and Greek & Roman Civilization 1986

lives in Ireland and works as a teacher. Memories of UCD: GAA club, athletics, lovely people.

Stephen Burke
MB BCh BAO 1986

lives in the UK and is a consultant radiologist at Homerton University NHS Hospital. Memories of UCD: Marble-clad halls, chequered floors, the terror of the Aula Maxima, R&R in Hartigan’s.

Maher L D Saleem
PhD Science 1989

lives and works in Jordan as President of Amman Arab University. Memories of UCD: Warm relationship between students and staff. Lively environment and a passion for learning.

Clement Higginbotham
BSc 1982, HDipEd 1983, PhD 1988

lives in Ireland, working at the Athlone Institute of Technology. Memories of UCD: Friendships, ChemSoc, the lake, tennis, squash, soccer, rugby, bands in Theatre L.

Bernard Biggar
BA Economics 1980

lives in Luxembourg. Memories of UCD: A vibrant and enlightened place, lifelong friendships formed, debate was the norm.

Richard Devereux
BCL 1981

lives in Germany and is working at Intel Deutschland GmbH as a European Labour Attorney. Memories of UCD: Friday debates, Guinness at 47p a pint, Professor John  Kelly whose lectures started in the Roman Senate and finished in Dáil Éireann.

Breda Halloran (Singh)
BA English and Psychology 1987

lives in the US, working at Tata Consumers Products as the Senior Manager of Tax and Treasury. Memories of UCD: A great bunch of friends.

Tanya Thomas
BSocSc 1988, DipBS 1989, MBS 1993

lives in  Dublin, working at A+F Recruitment as the Executive Director. Memories of UCD: Registering for Social Science and meeting four girls, now my best friends.

Declan Walsh
BComm 1983

lives in Ireland, working at the RDMS Project, An Garda Siochána, Capel Street as a clerical officer. Memories of UCD: Commerce Day and Commerce Sports days, discos,“The Trap”, especially pinball.

Colma Brioscú
BA 1980

lives in Ireland, working at the Royal Irish Academy of Music as Head of Keyboard and Professor of Pianoforte. In 2019, he was awarded the title of “Life Professor” at the RIAM. Memories of UCD: My final practical performance in music, playing Nocturne by Benjamin Britten and Beethoven Sonata op 111.

Sheila Coyle
BA 1973

 lives in Ireland and is a retired assistant principal at Breifne College, Cavan. Memories of UCD: Student Council, friends, library, lunch at Bewley’s café when the grant was paid.

Finbar Lennon
MB BCh BAO 1972, DipCH 1973, MCh 1982

lives in Ireland and is adjunct tutor in surgery at the Mater Hospital. He co-authored, with his late wife, Dr Kathleen McGarry Lennon, her memoir, The Heavens are all Blue. Memories of UCD: The bicycle shed, where I met my late wife.

Cornelius Culhane
BComm 1970

lives in Ireland, working as the Managing Director at Apaseal Ireland. Memories of UCD: The sticky buns at Bewleys Café.

Ita Gibney
BA 1974

lives in Ireland and is the executive chairman of Gibney Communications. Memories of UCD: Wonderful mentors, making sandwiches for the Saturday night disco.

Siobhan Mchugh
BSc Biochemistry, Chemistry and Mathematics 1977

lives in Australia, working at the  University of Wollongong as an Associate Professor of Journalism, winning two gold awards at the 2020 New York Radio  Festival, this year. Memories of UCD: Founded the magazine Science Friction in 1976 to bring arts and science together.

Conrad J Noll
BSc 1973

lives in Canada and is five years retired. Memories of UCD: Carmel Humphries, famous zoology professor, lecturing on mammalian sexual reproduction.

Ambrose Mc Loughlin
BDS 1974

lives in Ireland and is Chair of Heartbeat Trust. Memories of UCD: I led the first strike and withdrawal from undergraduate and postgraduate training by a Health Professional Student group  in the early 1970s.

Declan Collinge
BA 1970, HDipEd 1971, MA 1983, PhD 1986

lives in Dublin, working as a text book author and commissioning editor. Memories of UCD: Meeting a beautiful strawberry blonde library assistant and she is now Margaret Collinge for over 40 years!

Pj Rudden
BE 1975

lives in Ireland, working at Aengus Consulting. He was elected to the Engineering and Computer Science Committee of the RIA. Memories of UCD: Classmates I kept in contact with.

Dermot Rowan
BAgrSc 1977, MSc (Mgmt Practice) 1995

lives in Ireland and is a managing director and farmer. Memories of UCD: Ag science organised a dance every week, we had all the top showbands, which left me with a lifelong dislike of Country and Irish bands.

Dr Angela Ryan
BA 1974

lives in Ireland and is a retired senior lecturer at the UCC French Department. Memories of UCD: French debates, plays, French Soc parties, German Department performance of the Walpurgisnacht, Choir concerts in Newman House.

Brendan Carmody
BA 1970

lives in England, working as a researcher teacher. Memories of UCD: Students and staff sharing the canteen, a sense of family.

Bernard Farrell
BSc 1979

lives in the US, working at Sterilis Solutions as Principal Software Engineer. Memories of UCD: The Simplex crossword puzzle with friends, we didn’t try the Crosaire!

Neil Coghlan
BE Chemical 1978, HDipEd 1980

lives in the  US,  and is Director at Siemens Healthineers. Memories of UCD: Riding motorbikes up to the front door. During Rag Week, rowing rafts down the Liffey.

Dominic Geraghty
BE Chem Eng 1969, PhD Chem Eng 1974

lives  in the US and works in Silicon Valley as an author and Executive-in-Residence in a VC Fund. He published his first novel Sumerian Vortex, set in Co Mayo, this year. Memories of UCD: Donoghue’s in Merrion Row for coffee with fresh cream mid-morning, playing for UCD in the Collingwood Cup

Seán Beattie
BA English, History and French 1963, HDipEd 1971

lives in Ireland and is currently the editor of the journal of County Donegal Historical Society, The Donegal Annual. Memories of UCD: The aroma of coffee emerging from Bewleys café, encountering two gentlemen walking briskly, engaged in animated conversation, Garret FitzGerald and a colleague, heading for their elevenses in the café.

Margaret Franklin
BSc 1969, MSc 1974

lives in Ireland. She was a lecturer in chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology. Memories of UCD: Playing in the second violins in the Music  Society orchestra.

Vivien Igoe
BA 1964, PhD English, Drama  and Film 2011

lives in Ireland and was a curator, researcher and archivist at the Joyce Museum, Bord Fáilte, Department of the Taoiseach and IMMA. Memories of UCD: Archaeological Society outings to megaliths, ring forts, crannógs and early Christian sites.

Patrick Quinn
BArch 1954

lives in Ireland and prior to retirement was UCD Dean of Architecture. In the last year, he had a starring role in Logan Rando’s new film The Fighter, playing a wizened boxing coach.

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