Extraordinary contribution to education

AN innovator in education and an inspirational and courageous leader - this was the description of one of north Kerry's most eminent academics on receiving a special doctorate from the Royal College of Physicians this week.

Tarbert native and Professor Emeritus at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, John Coolahan, received the prestigious degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, at the Royal College in another mark of the esteem in which his career is held.

In conferring Professor Coolahan with the degree, Professor James Walsh described him as an extraordinary contributor to the educational life of the State.