Dermot Montgomery, b. 1932
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Dermot Montgomery, b. 1932


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Track 1: Upbringing and early schooling in Co Antrim. Entrance to Trinity College Dublin on a Sizarship, in 1950, to study Economics. Undergraduate days and the somewhat spartan conditions of his rooms in college. Track 2: Following graduation in 1954, moved to London for three years for management training. Advised by Professor Basil Chubb to apply for the post of Appointments Officer at Trinity. Track 3: The responsibilities of his brief as Appointments Officer, including working with employers from all sectors who sought to recruit students, preparing an annual report for the Board, and disseminating information through other universities regarding scholarships. Government input into his role at this time. Track 4: The 1950s /1960s – a time during which many highly talented graduates from Trinity were compelled by financial circumstances to join the workforce rather than continue with postgraduate studies. Track 5: Elected Chairman of the discussion group Tuaraim; debating the prevailing issues of the day. Track 6: Recruitment of students for Trinity, and the pleasant discovery of how academically aware students were on his visits to schools countrywide. Track 7: Retirement after 35 years as Appointments Officer; the challenges and triumphs of those years.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore