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Jools Gilson

Jools Gilson is Professor of Creative Practice in the School of Film, Music & Theatre at University College Cork. She is an artist whose practice is knotted, knitted and woven between the disciplines of visual art, creative writing, dance theatre and broadcast radio; choreographies with dancers spinning wool; 30,000 sewing needles hung from a gallery…

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Vera O’Riordan

Vera O’Riordan is a PhD student in Energy Engineering at the School of Engineering, University College Cork. She completed his BSc in Energy Engineering at the University College Cork in 2019, during which she interned as a Building Services Engineer, and spent a year studying at the University of California, Davis. Her doctoral research is…

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Emma Penney

Dr Emma Penney is an IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UCC where she is completing her monograph Women Writing the Margins. She is currently collaborating with poet Sophie Meehan and digital artist, Áine O’Hara on an Arts Council funded project to recuperate and create a digital archive of working-class writing. Emma is also organising Ireland’s first…

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Róisín Ní Chinnéide

Róisí­n Ní­ Chinnéide is a final year (BCL) Law and Irish student at University College Cork. During the third year of her degree, Róisí­n spent a semester as an international student at the University of Montana, where she also taught undergraduate Irish classes at the University and undertook an internship in the federal court. As…

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Brigita Gallagher

Brigita Gallagher holds a B.A International degree in Irish and French, and is currently completing her Professional Masters in Education at University College Cork. While at UCC, Brigita was awarded OnA³ir na Gaeilge for her contribution to the Irish language. As Development Officer for An Chuallacht (the Irish Language Society) she played a key role…

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Alan O’Sullivan

Mr Alan O’Sullivan is a first year medical student in University College Cork. He has a keen interest in international relations, civic engagement and youth activism. Alan was selected to take part in the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Competition, travelling to Dublin, Belfast and Strasbourg to debate Ireland’s future in the EU post-Brexit. He was…

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Liam O’Driscoll

Liam O’Driscoll is a Bachelor of Civil Law (International) student studying in UCC. As a Director and volunteer with Foróige, Liam has a passion for youth participation, leadership and active citizenship. He has facilitated citizenship projects with young people in his local Foróige club and has also represented volunteers throughout the governance structures of the organisation.…

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John Prendergast

Mr John Prendergast is from Tra Li, Co. Chiarrai. John has spent the last two years as an Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholar, lecturing Irish language in Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to this, he was awarded a MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies from Cardiff University and was conferred with a BCL…

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