GMIT honours Michael D with fellowship
HATS have been tipped to President Michael D Higgins and renowned milliner Philip Treacy after they became the first recipients of honorary fellowships from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
The awards were presented before an invited audience of over 200, which marked the 40th anniversary of the institute.
Actress Marie Mullen, Gaelic footballer Padraic Joyce, theologian Professor Enda McDonagh, businessman Dr Bernard Collins and archaeologist Dr Seamas Caulfield were also honoured.
President of GMIT Michael Carmody said the honorary fellowships were intended to recognise the contribution each of the recipients had made in their own field.