Aoileann nic Gearailt
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Aoileann nic Gearailt


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Track 1: Childhood in Rathgar and early education in Dublin and Waterford. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1966, graduating with a BA (Mod) (Mathematics) in 1970, followed by an MSc in Statistics and Operations Research in 1971. Her impressions of the college in the 1960s and her campaigning efforts to establish female students’ right to join Trinity Societies. Her debating skills. Track 2: One of the first four female students to secure a Foundation scholarship in 1968, which included the right to have rooms in college, provoking some opposition. Track 3: Her memories of student days and the privilege of studying under such outstanding lecturers. Track 4: Her research career following graduation, including working as a research officer in the Department of Finance. Meeting her future husband, Breandán. Following her marriage, she was obliged to resign from the Civil Service and she moved to Baile an Fheirtéirigh in Co. Kerry to join her husband. Her continued interest in educational projects in local schools. Track 5: Discussion of her paternal and maternal grandparents, P.S. Ó hÉigeartaigh and Séamus Ó MaoilEóin respectively, both of whom were excommunicated by the Catholic Church for their Republican activities.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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14.14 MB, 10.70 MB, 6.79 MB, 6.74 MB, 10.23 MB

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore