The countdown has begun! 5 more weeks until our Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Join us on a day where we celebrate the Class of 1968 and 1958 graduates. It is not too late to register! Register online via our alumni portal bit.ly/2MV2rRK or call us on 01 7161447 #ucdalumni #classof1968 #classof1958 ... See MoreSee Less
Did you start your BSc in 1981? Your classmates are organising a reunion on Saturday, 8 September. Join your fellow classmates for an evening of memories, and the opportunity to reconnect, renew old friendships and catch-up on life. Find out more and register today bit.ly/2AC6elr... See MoreSee Less
For all of you who began your BSc Science Degree at UCD in 1981, your fellow classmates are organising a Class Reunion! Register today for the BSc reunion event on Saturday, 8 September.Date: 6pm, S...
If you are considering a Postgraduate Masters in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Environmental Policy this event is not to be missed. Graduate and undergraduate students are very welcome from b...
Everything you wanted to know about Knowth in 6 Volumes Now available free online
21 August 2018, Brú na Bóinne Visitor, Donore, Co. Meath, 6PM
To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, the Royal Irish Academy is publishing free online its 6 books on Excavations at Knowth.
The Academy’s aim is to spark new research on Knowth and to help those researching the newly discovered sites in the Unesco World Heritage site of Brú na Bóinne.
Knowth is the biggest of the passage tombs discovered so far - bigger than Newgrange - and boasts the largest collection of Neolithic art. It is older than the Egyptian pyramids and older than Stonehenge.
Director of the Knowth excavations Prof George Eogan’s of UCD School of Archaeology's own account of finding the Eastern passage tomb 50 years ago this month: ‘30 July 1968, during…excavation…a small hole appeared along the main east–west baulk. The following day I entered this cavity’ ‘1 August…all four passages were explored…this confirmed…what appeared to be a longer, megalithic passage’ ‘the richness and abundance of megalithic art…occurred on almost every orthostat…even some of the roof corbels were decorated’ ‘Standing in a…virtually intact structure…built more than 5,000 years previously…the first person to enter in over 1,000 years—what a privilege!’ Extracted from Volume 6.
This project is in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Commenting on the launch, Minister Josepha Madigan said “It has been a summer of fantastic archaeological discovery at our World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, discoveries which have enthralled many right across the globe. Our shared mission is to make our heritage accessible to all and it is fantastic that the results of these internationally important archaeological excavations at Knowth are being made freely available to researchers and to the public who share our fascination with the archaeological wonders of Brú na Bóinne”. The Neolithic passage tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath, date to approximately 3,200BC. The site consists of one large tumulus (the Great Mound, which houses two large passage tombs) and 20 smaller satellite tombs. Overall, Knowth has had a history, though not continuous, of ritual and settlement spanning roughly six-thousand years—from the beginning of the Neolithic to the modern era.
The books and other archive material that make up the collection being launched, including photographs, can be accessed at www.ria.ie. The electronic resource is hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland, a national digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data. The launch was attended by over 100 people, many of whom were involved in the excavations at Knowth over the past fifty years.
The Neolithic passage tombs at Knowth, Co. Meath, date to approximately 3,200bc. The site, consisting of one large tumulus (the Great Mound) and 20 smaller satellite tombs, is older than the Egyptian pyramids; older than Stonehenge. Overall, Knowth has had a history, though not continuous, of ritual and settlement spanning roughly six-thousand years—from the beginning of the Neolithic to the modern era.
Irish passage tombs are widely recognised as outstanding architectural achievements, and the Great Mound at Knowth, which still dominates the landscape today, is a particularly fine example. Those who built it constructed two passage tombs beneath it; each of which has a large burial chamber. The western passage tomb, which is approximately 34m long and ends in an undifferentiated chamber, was rediscovered on 11 July 1967. Just over a year later, on 1 August 1968, an even more dramatic discovery was made: a second, larger tomb (its passage just over 40m long) lay back-to back with the western one. This eastern passage tomb ended in a cruciform chamber with a magnificent corbelled roof. There was a carved stone basin containing cremated remains in the right-hand recess of the chamber.
The main tumulus at Knowth has been in state hands as a national monument since 1939. A modern programme of archaeological excavation and associated research began in June 1962, directed by George Eogan. As it progressed, that excavation programme uncovered up to 20 smaller passage tombs in the vicinity of the Great Mound. In 1987, the Boyne Valley Archaeological Park was established, incorporating Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth; in 1993, the entire area was designated by UNESCO as the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site. The Office of Public Works has overall responsibility for the site at Knowth, which is open to the public seven days a week from April to October. Access is managed via Brú na Bóinne interpretative visitor centre, opened in 1997 near Donore, Co. Meath, on the south side of the River Boyne.
The launch will take place at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre on 21 August 2018, in collaboration with the OPW. The individual volumes in the series deal with aspects of prehistoric activity at Knowth (vols 1 and 2); the animal bone assemblage from Knowth, including an overview of the archaeological evidence for the use of animal resources in Ireland in the early medieval era (vol. 3); the historical role of Knowth and wider Brú na Bóinne (vol. 4); the archaeology of the site during the first and second millennia ad and the artefacts found at Knowth from that period (vol. 5); and the archaeological evidence for the achievements of the passage tomb builders who constructed and used the Great Mound c. 3200–2900 bc (vol. 6). Knowth and the other passage tombs in the Boyne Valley contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Europe. The hardcopy version of the seventh volume in the Excavations at Knowth series, which will present the megalithic art from Knowth, is currently in preparation. ... See MoreSee Less
The Jensma family from Co. Louth and Mary Colgan from Beauparc, Co. Meath watching Dr. Steve Davis from UCD School of ArchaeologyArch on video talking about our latest excavations. ... See MoreSee Less
Week 2 of the 2018 Glendalough Excavations with community and student volunteers went very well despite some short periods of bad weather. The excavations are undertaken by UCD School of Archaeology with support from Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council for the first two weeks of community archaeology. On Saturday 11th we were joined by an enthusiastic group of 13-17 year olds and their parents. Unfortunately it was a very wet day so we invited them to return on Saturday 18th the “The Big Dig” was also on site for younger children. This week we had many new volunteers and some welcome returnees from last week and last year. Our thanks to Aisling, Alan, Barbara, Carina, Charlie, Chris, Ciarán, Cormac, Dara, Derek, Dominic, Eliza, Gillian, John, Joseph, Laura, Lauren, Lily, Lorraine, Lua, Margaret, Maria, Mary, Mary, Maura, Maurice, Melissa, Nessa, Nicola, Nina, Peter, Ray, Richard, Sadbh, Sarah, Senan, Sonia and Thomas. In total over the two weeks we have has some 55 community members working on this year’s excavation volunteering well over 100 work days. We are grateful to all who participated and the UCD students starting their Field School next week have much to live up to. The main objectives this week were to continue excavating down into the stone façade in the ditch area, excavating pits and postholes on the monastery side of the trench and exploring the possible rectangular structure indicated by geophysical survey outside the ditch on the western side of the trench. We seem to below the depth of agricultural disturbance in all areas with finds of medieval pottery including more Minety Ware from Wiltshire that may join last year’s pieces, iron objects, slag and a pin. The overall excavation project has also been made possible with considerable practical support from the Wicklow Mountains National Park and the Office of Public Works. Once again UCD student volunteers working with the community made a great contribution and our thanks go to Orlaith Harford, Keith Woods, Jessica Gleman and Kevin Tillison. We were also visited this week by Neil Jackman of Abarta Heritage to record the first in a new podcast series call “Amplify Archaeology”. It features feature Prof. Graeme Warren, McDermott and a range of community and student volunteers interviewed during the excavation and is free to access here: www.abartaheritage.ie/amplify-archaeology-podcast-episode-1-glendalough/ From Monday 20th-Friday 24th as part of Heritage Week we will be giving guided tours of the excavations at 2.00pm each day (meet at the round tower). For those that are interested this is followed at 3.00pm by a guided tour of the graveyard trail by the members of the Community Graveyard Survey.Week 2 of the 2018 Glendalough Excavations with community and student volunteers went very well despite some short periods of bad weather. The excavations are undertaken by UCD School of Archaeology with support from Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council for the first two weeks of community archaeology. On Saturday 11th we were joined by an enthusiastic group of 13-17 year olds and their parents. Unfortunately it was a very wet day so we invited them to return on Saturday 18th the “The Big Dig” was also on site for younger children. This week we had many new volunteers and some welcome returnees from last week and last year. Our thanks to Aisling, Alan, Barbara, Carina, Charlie, Chris, Ciarán, Cormac, Dara, Derek, Dominic, Eliza, Gillian, John, Joseph, Laura, Lauren, Lily, Lorraine, Lua, Margaret, Maria, Mary, Mary, Maura, Maurice, Melissa, Nessa, Nicola, Nina, Peter, Ray, Richard, Sadbh, Sarah, Senan, Sonia and Thomas. In total over the two weeks we have has some 55 community members working on this year’s excavation volunteering well over 100 work days. We are grateful to all who participated and the UCD students starting their Field School next week have much to live up to. The main objectives this week were to continue excavating down into the stone façade in the ditch area, excavating pits and postholes on the monastery side of the trench and exploring the possible rectangular structure indicated by geophysical survey outside the ditch on the western side of the trench. We seem to below the depth of agricultural disturbance in all areas with finds of medieval pottery including more Minety Ware from Wiltshire that may join last year’s pieces, iron objects, slag and a pin. The overall excavation project has also been made possible with considerable practical support from the Wicklow Mountains National Park and the Office of Public Works. Once again UCD student volunteers working with the community made a great contribution and our thanks go to Orlaith Harford, Keith Woods, Jessica Gleman and Kevin Tillison. We were also visited this week by Neil Jackman of Abarta Heritage to record the first in a new podcast series call “Amplify Archaeology”. It features feature Prof. Graeme Warren, Conor McDermott and a range of community and student volunteers interviewed during the excavation and is free to access here: www.abartaheritage.ie/amplify-archaeology-podcast-episode-1-glendalough/ From Monday 20th-Friday 24th as part of Heritage Week we will be giving guided tours of the excavations at 2.00pm each day (meet at the round tower). For those that are interested this is followed at 3.00pm by a guided tour of the graveyard trail by the members of the Community Graveyard Survey. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s All-Ireland Hurling Final Sunday! Our wonderful game traces its origins back across a thousand years and earlier. Old Irish laws account for the possession of a personal playing stick, the injuries sustained in game, the playing pitches, and the audience. Irish narrative literature and sagas mention the astounding feats of great heroic players, and listeners could have imagined these things happening in real life. We have archaeological evidence for medieval playing sticks - like this replica of the Derries Hurley at our Centre for Experimental Archaeology - and medieval hair hurling balls. It’s All-Ireland Hurling Sunday, and after a thrilling championship, it’s Galway-Limerick. If you’ve never seen it played, watch this match from 2013.
The first in a new podcast series “Amplify Archaeology” by Abarta Heritage features the UCD School of Archaeology and Glendalough Heritage Forum field school and community excavations at Glendalough. The interviews feature Prof. Graeme Warren, Conor McDermott and a range of community and student volunteers interviewed during the excavation. As part of Heritage Week tours of the excavations are available each day next week 20-24 August at 2.00pm, meet at the round tower. www.abartaheritage.ie/amplify-archaeology-podcast-episode-1-glendalough/... See MoreSee Less
Amplify Archaeology Podcast Episode 1 Glendalough Glendalough is one of the most iconic places in Ireland. Saint Kevin is believed to have founded a monastery in this stunningly beautiful valley in Co...
Absolutely delighted and honoured to have World Cup silver medallists, UCD Captain and Law graduate Deirdre Duke, Economics student Lena Tice and Irish Captain and Engineering Masters graduate Katie Mullan here on campus with us today showing us their wonderful silverware! ... See MoreSee Less
Best of luck Patrick! The European Championships kicks off tomorrow in Dublin and our very own Patrick Flanagan will be in action on Tuesday! #teamireland 💚🇮🇪☘️💙Best of luck to our Longford native Patrick Flanagan in the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships next week! His first race will be Tuesday morning, be sure to come and support! #Dublin2018 Tickets Available : buff.ly/2sSlYKC... See MoreSee Less
🇮🇪 Highest points in Ireland across general entry degree courses 1 in Engineering, Science, Computer Science as well as in Architecture and Medicine
⬆️ 26 (68%) of UCD degrees have increased points on last year’s final round offers. Points in 10 courses fell and 2 (Medicine DN400 and Veterinary Nursing DN310) remained unchanged
🛣 The number of entry routes to degree courses at UCD requiring over 500 points now stands at 14 out of 382
📅 Year-on-year (July 2018 v July 2017) applications for all level-8 degrees fell by 3% while first preferences for UCD fell by 0.7%, reflecting a continued high demand for places at UCD ... See MoreSee Less
The latest update from our alumna Marian Keyes BCL '84 (recorded Saturday) finds her with a bug of some kind that's going around, but looking forward to going "badly feral" while Himself is away climbing a mountain and a family trip to Limerick and Clare.
For her reading recommendations, this week she first picked books republished by Persephone Books: EM Delafield's "Diary of a Provincial Lady" ("lovely ... she's gas, she's wry") and Dorothy Whipple's "Because of the Lockwoods". She is planning to read Gerald Seymour's political thriller "A Damned Serious Business" (Hodder Books) ; she has found his previous books "intelligent and well-researched ... always very current ... very engrossing ... and very interesting.")
She doesn't know any of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestants for 2018, apart from Katie Piper but she's looking forward to remedying that.
Where are all the new students going to live? Cá mbeidh cónaí ar na mic léinn nua go léir?
Writing for RTÉ Brainstorm today, Dr Brian Gormley (Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Head of Campus Life) took an in-depth look on changing patterns of student accommodation and some of the consequences of the rise of on-campus living.
Ag é ag scríobh thar ceann Thobsmaointeoireacht RTÉ inniu, bhreathnaigh An Dochtúir Brian Ó Garmaile (Ceannaire ar Shaol Campais, Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Cliath) go mion ar athruithe i bpatrúin na cóiríochta do mhic léinn agus roinnt torthaí ar an méadú ar chónaí campais.
University College Dublin is currently building new on-campus accommodation, adjacent to the Sutherland School of Law Building, as part of a student residences masterplan that aims to increase accommodation from 3,170 to 6,000 bedrooms.
Tá áiteanna cónaithe nua á dtógáil ar an gcampas, taobh le hÁras Scoil Dlí Sutherland, ag an gColáiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath faoi láthair, mar chuid de mháistirphlean um árais chónaithe mac léinn a bhfuil mar aidhm aige líon na seomraí leapa a mhéadú ó 3,170 go 6,000.
SPARC (Supporting Partnerships And Realising Change) helps UCD staff and students work side-by-side to make UCD and/or the surrounding community a better place to learn, work and live. UCD Career Development Centre (University College Dublin) supports projects of this kind with funding, training and its expertise in project planning and implementation.
Previous SPARC projects have included one raising the profile of Rosemount environmental research station and enhancing its contribution to life on campus, the UCD Deaf Awareness Series which raised awareness in UCD and the surrounding community of ISL (Irish Sign Language) and the experience of the Irish Deaf Community, a video that explains alternative pathways to becoming a UCD student (which features our student Joy Kangere), a welcome day for Traveller families and a Sociology podcast that brings students and faculty together to discuss current issues from a social science perspective.
Writing for the Law Society of Scotland recently, Callum O'Brien gave some tips on how lawyers can get the most out of being seconded to the in-house legal department of a client, "with plenty of Love Island references shoehorned in."
Agus é ag scríobh do Dhlí-Chumann na hAlban le gairid, thug Colm Ó Briain roinnt leideanna faoin gcaoi ar féidir le dlíodóirí lántairbhe a bhaint as a bheith ar iasacht sna ranna dlí inmheánacha de chuid a gcliant, le neart tagairtí don oileán grá úd brúite isteach.
Dòmhnall Mac an Deòir (1937-2000) Donald Dewar (1937-2000)
Cothrom an lae seo bliain is ochtó ó shin a rugadh Dòmhnall Mac an Deòir. Céimí de chuid Ollscoil Ghlaschú (MA 1961 LLB 1964) ab ea an dlíodóir polaiteoir Albanach agus cháiligh sé ina aturnae. Ghlac sé páirt ghníomhach i báirtí an Lucht Oibre agus i bpolaitíocht ní ba leithne óna laethanta ollscoile ar aghaidh (is iomaí duine a raibh aithne aige air ag an am sin a shíl go ndearna sé céim sa dlí go pointe áirithe mar leithscéal chun cur leis an tréimhse a chaith sé san ollscoil). Sa bhliain 1966 toghadh Mac an Deòir mar Fheisire de chuid Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre nuair a bhí sé ocht mbliana fichead d'aois, in Obar Dheathain Theas (tar dó seasamh sa toghcheantar gan rath sa bhliain 1964.)
Tar éis dó a shuíochán a chailleadh sa bhliain 1970 bhí sé ina Thuairisceoir i bPainéal Leanaí Shiorrachd Lannraig ar feadh tamaill, sula ndeachaigh sé isteach sa chomhlacht Ross Harper Murphy, áit a ndearnadh comhpháirtí de sa bhliain 1975.
Sa bhliain 1978 toghadh chun na Parlaiminte arís é, i bhfothoghchán Ghlaschú Gart Sgadan agus bhí sé ina Fheisire ar feadh dhá bhliain fichead ina dhiaidh sin. Bhí sé ina Scáth-Rúnaí Stáit don Albain (1983-92), ina Scáth-Rúnaí Stáit Slándála Sóisialta (1992-95) agus ina Phríomh-Aoire ar an bhFreasúra (1995-97). Mar urlabhraí an fhreasúra bhí tionchar mór ag an méid a dúirt sé i roinnt díospóireachtaí maidir le hathchóiriú dlí na hAlban. Tar éis do Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre an chumhacht a bhaint amach arís, rinneadh Rúnaí Stáit don Albain de, agus thug sé tús áite do reifreann cineachaidh na bliana 1997 a bhuachan agus, tar éis é sin a dhéanamh, bhí sé i mbun Bhille na hAlban, 1998, a athbhunaigh Parlaimint na hAlban.
Tar éis bhunú an rialtais cineachta i nDún Éideann i mí na Bealtaine 1999, rinneadh an chéad cheannaire ar Pháirtí Lucht Oibre na hAlban agus Céad-Aire na hAlban de, i gcomhrialtas leis an bPáirtí Daonlathach Liobrálach. Bhí cealú na tionachta feodaí i measc phríomhbheartais an rialtais nua.
Sa bhliain 2000, bhí ar an Uasal Mac an Deòir saoire leighis ar trí mhí (Bealtaine go Lúnasa) a thógáil, mar gheall ar obráid croí, agus ar 11 Deireadh Fómhair bhuail rith fola san inchinn é agus fuair sé bás an lá dár gcionn, gan teacht chuige féin arís.
Tá iontráil Vicipéide ann maidir leis i nGaeilge na hAlban.
I mí na Samhna 2000, d'fhoilsigh Iris Dhlí-Chumann na hAlban léirmheas báúil ar an saol oibre mar dhlíodóir a bhí ag an Uasal Mac an Deòir, scríofa ag Ross Harper. Féach seo thíos.
Donald Dewar was born on this date eighty one years ago. The Scottish lawyer and politician was a graduate of the University of Glasgow (MA 1961 LLB 1964) and he qualified as a solicitor. He was active in The Labour Party and in politics more generally from his student days (many who knew him at the time considered that his law degree was in part on excuse to prolong his time at university.) At at the age of twenty eight, in 1966 Dewar was elected MP for Aberdeen South (having contested that seat unsuccessfully in 1964.)
After losing his seat at the 1970 general election, he had a brief stint as Reporter in the Children’s Panel for Lanarkshire before joining the firm of Ross Harper Murphy, where he became a partner in 1975.
Dewar returned to Parliament at the Glasgow Garscadden bye-election in 1978 and was an MP for the next twenty two years. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (1983-92), Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security (1992-95) and Opposition Chief Whip (1995-97). As an opposition spokesperson he made influential contributions on several measures relating to the reform of Scots law. On Labour's return to power he became Secretary of State for Scotland, with his main priority to win the devolution referendum in 1997 and, having done so, to bring through the Scotland Act 1998, which created a new Scottish Parliament.
On the establishment of the devolved government in Edinburgh in May 1999, Dewar became the first leader of the Scottish Labour Party and the First Minister of Scotland, in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. One of the main policies of the new government was the abolition of feudal tenure.
In 2000, Dewar was forced to take three months' medical leave (May to August) on account of heart surgery and on 10 October he had a brain haemorrhage, dying the following day without regaining consciousness.
GradsCONNECT 2018 - Welcome Reception for University College Dublin Graduate Taught and Research Students from 4pm-6pm on 18 Sept in UCD O'Reilly Hall.
This welcome reception is an opportunity for graduate students to meet each other and to connect with representatives from a host of student support services who will be present. Stands will be held by the Student Desk, Library, Innovation Academy, Access Services, Students Union, Student Societies, International Office, Information Technology Support, Careers, and the Sports Centre, among many others.
President of UCD, Professor Andrew J. Deeks and Dean of Graduate Studies & Deputy Registrar, Associate Professor Barbara Dooley will give a welcome address.
Congratulations to everyone receiving CAO offers for Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies in University College Dublin. We look forward to saying #HelloUCD to you. Follow the link below for answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about our courses.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. ... See MoreSee Less
Administrators and Bainisteorí As a fun exercise and in anticipation of this year’s All-Ireland football final, we challenged ourselves to come up with a fantasy UCD Medicine Gaelic football team comprising students, staff or alumni who have represented their county (or UCD) at underage, minor or senor level.
The Backroom Team (Roighnóirí) Like any good GAA team, you need to start with officialdom and mobilise some serious operators – people who know politics and how to handle themselves. Our Chairman, Prof Brendan Drumm is UCD Professor of Paediatrics and together with Ard Stiúrthóir, Prof Micheál Peadar Ban Mac Aoidháin (UCD Medicine 1989, Medicine Dean and Head of School), they have assembled a formidable management team with 11 All Ireland connections to their name.
Na Bainisteoirí Would be rock star bassist and Clanna Gael Fontenoy U9’s coach, Prof Walter Cullen is the principal reason this nonsense started, by throwing down the gauntlet to yours truly, Maor Uisce, Pól Ó hÉarcáin. A great nurturer of underage talent, the UCD Professor of Urban General Practice is expected to feature several current students within his first squad. Compensating for Walter’s relative inexperience at a senior management level, the Administrators have bolstered the Management Team with two giants of the game.
A member of the legendary Dublin team of the seventies, Dr Pat O’Neill (UCD Medicine 1974) won two All-Ireland Senior Football (1976, 1977) and two National Football League medals (1976, 1978). He ended a (relatively) long barren spell for the county by leading them to All-Ireland success in 1995. The Left-half back became a sports medicine and orthopaedic physician at Mater Private Hospital and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Dr Eamon O’Sullivan (UCD Medicine 1925) can most probably be described as the Grandfather of Kerry Football. He was responsible for the development of Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney and trained the senior football team from 1924 until 1964. He shares with Mick O’Dwyer, the distinction of having trained eight All-Ireland winning teams although Eamon’s success was achieved over a 38 year period (1924, 1926, 1937, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1959, and 1962). His team were also losing finalists in 1964. A ‘man before his time’, Dr O’Sullivan was a visionary in his preparation of teams alternating innovative exercise routines and skills tuition with rest and play to create ‘wholetime collective training.’ He specialised in psychiatry, introducing the concept of occupational therapy and was the Resident Medical Superintendent at St Finan’s Hospital in Killarney until his retirement in 1962.
Once we had a strong backroom team, we set to work inviting nominees from any era and gender. It turned out to be surprisingly easy to construct a first fifteen, but the fun started when we had to assign squad numbers and positions. Here is what we’ve come up with. Who did we miss?
Background Staff & Roighnóirí Without doubt, perhaps the most impressive part of the UCD Medicine Harps would be its back room team of volunteers and support staff.
Maor Foirne No one quite knows what the Maor Foirne do, but everyone knows that they are vital to the success of any team that has All-Ireland ambitions. They are the mystical runners who encroach with impunity on the playing area and get into Croke Park without requiring a ticket. If they are lucky, they get to stand on the back of the trailer at the home coming. You’d have to have Dublin and Kerry represented amongst the Maor Foirne and our Athena SWAN objective requires that we’ve both male and female representatives. So we’ve gone with a combination of Medicine and Radiography in the form of Kerry GP, Dr Gary Stack (UCD Medicine 1994) alongside St Brigid’s, Dr Jonathan McNulty and Na Fianna’s Prof Louise Rainford, both radiographers.
Medical Staff / Na Doctúirí You’d expect a Medical School to be able to turn out an impressive squad of team doctors so it is no surprise that we’ve been able to name several with significant intercounty medical team experience. In fact, these 6 Doctors have over 130 years of medical experience behind them and have helped the current and previous Dublin senior footballers to All-Ireland success. Our medical team comprises former and current Dublin Senior Football Doctors, Prof Gerry McElvaney (UCD Med 1982), Mr Kiaran O’Malley (UCD Med 1992), and Dr Diarmuid Smith (UCD Med 1994), former Offaly and Tipperary Hurling doctor, Dr Brendan Murphy (UCD Med 2008), and Dr Tadhg Crowley (UCD Med 1992) who has helped Kilkenny to between 9 – 10 All-Ireland titles. FAI Women’s International Doctor, Dr Maeve Doheny (UCD Med 2006 and current staff member) completed the medical team.
Strength & Conditioning Our strength and conditioning team has collectively something close to 100 years of professional experience. From an anatomy perspective, it features Parnell GAA’s Conor Lyons, a man who makes regular trips to the Kingdom to gloat about Dublin’s success and Galway’s Dr Tom Flanagan, who has a European Championship Shield medal with Maastricht Gaels. With the increasing prevalence of anterior and median cruciate ligament injuries, we are pleased to have radiographer Shane Foley, a man who has played hurling with Kerry and football with Cork. Competing the S&C line up is physiologist Dr Stuart Bund, current mentor with Skerries Harps Senior Men’s team and physiotherapist, Muthu Thangaramanujam, UCD Medicine PhD student.
About UCD Medicine Harps Throughout our School's history, we’ve a proud tradition of students, staff and alumni representing their clubs, county and university in Gaelic Games. So as a fun exercise as we approach the business end of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championships, we thought we’d try to put together a UCD Medicine dream team. Players – male or female - of any county in any era, who were students, staff or graduates of the School and who represented their county at underage, minor or senior level football for inclusion in our 30-person All Star squad. ... See MoreSee Less
Aspire to be a Clinician Scientist? The @ICATProgramme is seeking ambitious medical graduates in early stage higher specialist training to apply to our fellowship call (opening online next week t.co/vRFBXyiNQc).
Deadline 1st Oct 2018, Fellowships starting July 2019
Variations in the genetic profiles and functional characteristics of myofibroblasts of different origins may hold the key to identifying therapeutic targets in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Research by the Keane Group at St Vincent's University Hospital has demonstrated significant variation in genetic profiles and functional characteristics of myofibroblasts derived from different sources - resident fibroblasts, fibrocytes and epithelial cells.
The work, published this week in the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, may lead to potential targeted therapies for the condition by better understanding the myofibroblast phenotype.
The ERC grant of €1,992,643 (2018-2023) will enable Dr Calma and his team of researchers in UCD to show the ways in which ideas drawing from the Pagan Hellenic philosophical school of Neoplatonism (...
The Lauener Foundation for Analytic Philosophy has announced the winners of its 2018 awards for Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy and Up-and-Coming Philosopher. Bas C. van Fraassen, McCosh P...