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Limerick Civic Trust Autumn Lecture Series - Dr Ed Walsh
Thu 13 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 IST
Limerick Civic Trust is delighted to bring back its Lecture Series this autumn which will take place in the unique setting of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.
On 13th October, Dr Ed Walsh will deliver his lecture entitled "Making Ireland great again!"
Sponsored by the Kemmy Business School and with the support of Limerick City & County Council, this six-part series of public lectures will be delivered by internationally renowned commentators and thought leaders in their field. The overall theme of the series focuses on 'Peripherality and Centrality in Ireland and Europe'.
About Dr Ed Walsh
Edward M Walsh is the founding president of the University of Limerick, the first new university established by the Republic of Ireland: a post from which he retired in l998, after a 28-year term.
Dr Walsh has served as founding chairman of the Irish Council for Science Technology and Innovation, the National Technological Park, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and the National Self–Portrait Collection of Ireland. He has also served as chairman of the Conference of Heads of Irish Universities and of Shannon Development. He chairs the advisory board of Barrington’s Hospital. He serves on the boards of a number of other organisations
Dr Walsh is a Freeman of the City of Limerick, a Member of the New York Academy of Science and the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts. He holds honorary doctorates from five universities.
Born in Cork in 1939, Dr Walsh is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and holds Masters and Doctorate qualifications in nuclear and electrical engineering from Iowa State University, where he was an Associate of the US Atomic Energy Commission Laboratory. He is a chartered engineer, a registered silversmith, an enthusiastic yachtsman and plays the violin, piano and clarinet badly.
His memoir, Upstart: Friends, Foes and Founding a University, was published by The Collins Press in 2012
He is married with four children.
For further information on the series, visit www.limerickcivictrust.ie