ALMOST 300 STUDENTS from Carlow College are celebrating after graduating from their degree and higher certificate courses.
At the recent ceremony there were 89 recipients of the Higher Certificate in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, 79 in BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, 35 in BA (honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, 29 in BA in Humanities and 45 in BA (honours) in Humanities.
The President of the GAA, Liam Ó Néill, spoke on the day as the invited guest.
He spoke to the graduates and their families on the theme of leadership, community and education and he emphasized the importance of the GAA as a catalyst to community.
'Individualism has failed,' he said. 'Greed has failed, community is vital to the coherence of society. It gives the individual a sense of belonging and allows him or her to engage meaningfully with others.'