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Farewell to the Terrace

Farewell to the Terrace

In May 2007, the last medical and engineering students made the journey from Earlsfort Terrace to the Belfield Campus. The Terrace transferred to the National Concert Hall for major redevelopment as a multipurpose concert venue.

A book was also published to mark the occasion of UCD’s departure from Earlsfort Terrace. It was edited by UCD School of History & Archives teacher Dr Niamh Puirséil and the Curator of Newman House Ruth Ferguson. To commemorate 124 years of UCD at Earlsfort Terrace, a series of events took place in celebration of the remarkable achievements of the staff and students of the University.

Some of the events that marked the occasion included:

  • Irish Times Special Report
    On Tuesday, 15 May 2007, the Irish Times issued a special report to mark the Farewell to the Terrace celebrations.
    Click here to view the special report.

  • Concert of Music and Literature
    National Concert Hall, Thursday 17 May
    Celebrating UCD’s literary tradition and including excerpts from James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, Maeve Binchy and Kate O’Brien, the evening will feature Joe O’Connor, Tom Kilroy, Marie Heaney and Frank McGuinness with a special performance by John O’Conor.

  • Retired Staff Celebration
    Earlsfort Terrace, Friday 18 May
    Reliving memories of the Terrace, a special evening of talks and music for specially invited retired staff.

  • L&H Challenge
    Earlsfort Terrace, Friday 18 May
    Student members of the Literary & Historical Society challenge former auditors to a debate.

  • Earlsfort Afternoon
    Earlsfort Terrace, Saturday 19 May
    Afternoon tea, music, exhibitions, tours and talks in Earlsfort Terrace.

  • Commemorative Liturgy
    University Church, Sunday 20 May
    A commemorative liturgy in University Church, St Stephen’s Green.

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