Thursday 29 September 2016

Johnny McDaid celebrates award from Trinity with Snow Patrol in wake of engagement break-up

Published 19/12/2015 | 14:50

Johnny McDaid and his band Snow Patrol were honoured today with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Johnny McDaid and his band Snow Patrol were honoured today with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Johnny McDaid and his band Snow Patrol (Paul Wilson, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid) were honoured today with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Johnny McDaid - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke
Johnny McDaid Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM **IRISH RIGHTS ONLY** *** Local Caption *** Johnny McDaid, Snow Patrol
Gary Lightbody Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM **IRISH RIGHTS ONLY** *** Local Caption ***

Johnny McDaid had reason to celebrate this week as his band Snow Patrol were honoured with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society.

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The singer/songwriter recently returned to Ireland in the wake of his split from fiancee Courteney Cox last month after an 18-month engagement.

The Snow Patrol rocker, who originally hails from Derry, has reportedly moved out of Courteney’s Beverly Hills home.

Following his return he joined Kodaline on stage during their gig at Dublin's 3Arena. 

Johnny McDaid and his band Snow Patrol (Paul Wilson, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid) were honoured today with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Johnny McDaid and his band Snow Patrol (Paul Wilson, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid) were honoured today with the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College's Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 18.12.15. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

The band had flown out to the home Courteney and Johnny shared this summer, where they wrote the song 'Love Will Set You Free' with Johnny and Courteney filmed the accompanying video.

Johnny appeared to be in good spirits as his band accepted the Gold Medal at Trinity College on Friday night.  He waved for photographers and posed for snaps outside the college.

Recent guests and speakers at 'the Phil' have included Angela Merkel, John McCain and Helen Mirren.

Read more: Johnny McDaid takes to the stage in Dublin as Courteney Cox pleads with him to spend Christmas in LA

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