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3 June 2023  

Lecture on the First Chancellor of NUI


Walsh Lecture Programme CoverThe National University of Ireland arranged a free public lecture on Archbishop William Walsh, the first Chancellor of NUI.

The lecture took place on Wednesday 4 November in Newman House, 85/86 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 at 6.30 p.m.

Born in Dublin in 1841, Archbishop Walsh was a leading voice in Irish public life on issues of land reform, home rule, and education. His campaign for university education for Catholics was influential in the establishment of the National University of Ireland in 1908. In that year, he was elected first Chancellor of NUI and played a major role in its early development.

The lecture was delivered by Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin with response from Professor Michael Laffan and has been arranged by NUI as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme.



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