Dreams: 50 Years of Creativity, Culture and Community at the University of Limerick

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The University of Limerick (UL), the first university to be established since the foundation of the Irish state, came about through determined local campaigns. This sumptuously illustrated volume celebrates UL’s fiftieth anniversary, presenting fifty contributions from or about people associated with the university.

Hardback

March 2023

ISBN: 9781788558198 Categories: , ,

Description

The University of Limerick (UL), the first university to be established since the foundation of the Irish state, came about through determined local campaigns. This sumptuously illustrated volume celebrates UL’s fiftieth anniversary, presenting fifty contributions from or about people associated with the university.

A wide diversity of writings ranges from scholarly essays to students’ tweets, through poems, presentations and personal memoirs. Voices include those of Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Donal Ryan, Denise Chaila, President Michael D. Higgins, Donnah Sibanda Vuma, Paul O’Connell, Dr Sindy Joyce, Bill Whelan, Mary O’Malley, Noel Hogan of The Cranberries, Kathy Rose O’Brien and the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Also celebrated in these pages are UL’s catering and grounds staff, with teachers, researchers and inspirational current and former students, some of whom have overcome immense obstacles to gain an education. As with many mosaics, the individual pieces are often remarkable, but the effect is best experienced in the totality. The book builds into a characterisation of a diverse and inclusive twenty-first century university: a place where there are beautiful buildings but no ivory towers.

Featuring:

Foreword – Loretta Brennan Glucksman
The Redress of Music – Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (edited by Helen Phelan)
Two Trains of Thought – Bill Whelan
Lonesome Tonight: The Music of Frank McCourt – Joseph O’Connor
Achelous – Donal Ryan
From UL Confessions: A Selection of Fifty Tweets
UL to Me was a Playground – Paul O’Connell (in conversation with Joseph O’Connor)
A Conversation with Denise Chaila – Caoimhe Gaffney
Jim Kemmy: In Memory – President Michael D. Higgins

 

About the Editor

Joseph O’Connor is an Irish novelist. His 2002 historical novel Star of the Sea was an international number-one bestseller. Before success as an author, he was a journalist with the Sunday Tribune and Esquire. He is a regular contributor to RTÉ and he is a member of Aosdána.