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29 May 2024  

Statement on the passing of Seóirse Bodley


St Olave' s Parish Church

NUI are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Seóirse Bodley on 17 November 2023. He had an incredible career, leaving behind a lasting legacy. It was our privilege to confer Seóirse with an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature for his contribution to Irish culture.

Seóirse’s contribution was immense and impactful. Education, broadcasting and composing were all fields where he left a legacy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

The citation from his honorary conferring which provides a full overview of his career can be found here, and a write-up of the ceremony can be found here.


Further information from:

Dr Patrick O'Leary
National University of Ireland
49 Merrion Square
Dublin 2, D02 V583
Ph: 01 4392424
Twitter: @NUIMerrionSq
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