UCD graduates win NUI awards for published works in history

Posted December 01, 2017

Graduates of UCD have won both publication prizes at the National University of Ireland (NUI) awards.

The awards recognise the “brightest minds and talents” in Irish scholarship. They have been presented to students and graduates of the NUI since its foundation in 1908.

UCD graduate Professor Karl Theodore Hoppen, Emeritus Professor of History at University of Hull, won the Irish Historical Research Prize for his book Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800-1921 (Oxford University Press).

Awarded every two years, the prize honours the best new work of Irish historical research. Only first-time publications are accepted.

Dr Niamh Wycherley, a postdoctoral researcher at NUI Galway, won the Publication Prize in Irish History for The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland (Brepols Publishers). Dr Wycherley completed her PhD at University College Dublin.

Three UCD graduates also received Special Commendation Prizes for their publications.

In the Irish Historical Research Prize section, Dr Carla King was honoured for Michael Davitt: After the Land League, 1882-1906 (UCD Press) and Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, UCD School of History, for Catholic Europe, 1592-1648, Centre and Peripheries (Oxford University Press).

Dr Conor Mulvagh, a lecturer in the UCD School of History, received a Special Commendation Prize for The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900 – 18 (Manchester University Press) in the Publication Prize in Irish History category. Dr Mulvagh received both his undergraduate degree and PhD from UCD.

Pictured (l-r): Professor Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, Dr Carla King, Dr Conor Mulvagh, Dr Niamh Wycherley and Professor Karl Theodore Hoppen

The recipients of the NUI awards showed “exceptional ability”, said Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the NUI. Their success was reward for “intense effort, a passion for their chosen field, and a keen commitment to the pursuit of knowledge.”

A total of 145 students or graduates were honoured at the annual ceremony. Of those, 49 were from University College Dublin.

The member institutions of the National University of Ireland include University College Dublin; University College Cork; NUI Galway; Maynooth University; Royal College of Surgeons; Uversity; National College of Art and Design; Burren College of Art and Design; Institute of Public Administration; St Angela’s College, Sligo and Shannon College of Hotel Management.

The full list of UCD winners:

Irish Historical Research Prize

Karl Theodore Hoppen, BA, MA, PhD
Winner
University College Dublin

Carla King, BA, MA, PhD
Special Commendation Prize
University College Dublin

Tadhg O hAnnrachain, BA, MPhil, PhD
Special Commendation Prize
University College Dublin
 
Publication Prize in Irish History

Niamh Wycherley, BA, MA, PhD
Winner
University College Dublin

Conor Mulvagh, BA, MPhil, PhD
Special Commendation Prize
University College Dublin

NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Helen Gubbins, BA, MPhil, MMus, PGDE
Ethnomusicology
University College Cork and University College Dublin

Diego Garaialde, BSc, MSc
Psychology
University College Dublin

NUI Travelling Studentship Prize

Patricia Kenny, BSc, MA
Archaeology and Prehistory
University College Dublin

Niall Traynor, BA, MA
Geography
University College Dublin

NUI Travelling Studentship in Economics, Politics and Social Policy

Ross Gildea, BA, MA, MSc
Politics and International Relations
National University of Ireland, Galway and University College Dublin

NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship

Martina Moyne, BDes, MSc, MEng
Engineering Design Pedagogy
University College Dublin and National College of Art and Design

NUI Travelling Studentships in the Sciences

Tiarnan Doherty, BA, ME
Materials Physics
University College Dublin

NUI Travelling Studentship Prize

Róisín Colreavy-Donnelly, BSc
Organic Chemistry
University College Dublin

Fulbright/NUI Visiting Researcher Award

Matthew Flood, BSc, ME
Biomedical Engineering
University College Dublin

NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education

Aileen Wall Adderley, BSc, PME
Prize
University College Dublin

Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy

Aidan Ryan, BA
Winner
University College Dublin

Mansion House Fund Prize in Irish History

Hayley Kilgallon, BA
Winner
University College Dublin

French Government Medal and NUI Prize for Distinction on Dual Degrees

Raphaël Cheriau, PhD
Winner
University College Dublin

French Government Medal and NUI Prize for Proficiency in French

Sean O'Driscoll, BA
Winner
University College Dublin

Spanish Embassy and NUI Prize for Proficiency in Spanish

Andrea Manning, BA
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in English

Ellen Ward
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in French

Clíona Nic Lochlainn
Commendation
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in German

Áine Burns
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in Italian

Clíona Nic Lochlainn
Winner
University College Dublin

Mairead O'Driscoll
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in Latin

Denise Griffin
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Literary Scholarship in Spanish

Arshdeep Kaur
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Anaesthesia

Lara Dungan
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Anatomy

Zaran Butt
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Clinical Radiology

Robert Trueick
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in General Practice

John McCormick
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Diarmuid Sugrue
Winner
University College Dublin

Aoife McEvoy
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Emily Pender
Commendation
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Medicine

Katie Hewitt
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Emily Pender
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Paediatrics

Niamh McCarthy
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Hannah Featherstone
Commendation
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Pathology

Mohammad Saifullah Abdul Annuar
2nd prize
University College Dublin - Penang Medical College

Jennifer Dowd
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Physiology

Brandon Chaffay
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Psychiatry

Niamh Boyle
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Public Health

Alexander Dudley
3rd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Surgery

Hannah Featherstone
Winner
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Diagnostic Imaging

Gillian McDonald
Winner
University College Dublin

Rachel Whelan
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Psychiatric Nursing

Lorna Malone
2nd prize
University College Dublin

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship in Physiotherapy

Jennifer Walsh
Winner
University College Dublin

Niamh Hebblethwaite
2nd prize
University College Dublin

By: Jonny Baxter, digital journalist, UCD University Relations