UL honours 'pioneering' first students
THE University of Limerick has honoured 80 of its first students by presenting them with honorary Masters of Philosophy degrees.
The university, which first admitted students in 1972, last week celebrated its 40-year anniversary.
Graduates from the class of 1972 travelled from all over the world to attend the honorary conferring ceremony on Saturday.
"Each of you honoured displayed tremendous bravery and pioneering spirit in trusting your third-level education to the hands of a budding institution -- one that was untried and untested but imbued with tremendous ambition and foresight," UL president Don Barry said.
Almost 65,000 students have now graduated from UL.