Thursday 27 April 2017

Proud parents Miriam O'Callaghan and Tom McGurk beam as daughter Jessica graduates from UCD

Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with her parents Tom McGurk and mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with her parents Tom McGurk and mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Miriam O'Callaghan and Tom McGurk make for two proud parents.

The RTE presenters (54) beamed as their daughter Jessica (22) accepted her Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from Miriam's alma mater.

Her twin sister Georgia, whom she attended Alexandra College with, will soon graduate from her Marketing degree at Dublin Institute of Technology.

In 2011, when Jessica had been accepted into Arts at UCD, Miriam said she was thrilled for her daughter to share a similar third level experience.

Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells

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"I went there, too, and I know they will love it. They worked very hard so I am thrilled," she told the Herald.

Miriam had four striking girls with her previous husband, a recently retired rugby host for RTE, and has four sons with her husband, Steve Carson, BBC NI's Head of Production.

Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD with mother Miriam O' Callaghan. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells
Jessica McGurk, who was conferred with a Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts from UCD. Picture: Colm Mahady/Fennells

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