Address By Dr John Gillespie

14 Feb 2008

University Of Ulster

4 July 2002

Address By Dr John Gillespie, Head of School of Languages and Literature

Presentation of Honorary Degree to Archbishop Sean Brady


Our first honorary graduate today, His Grace the Archbishop of Armagh, Sean Brady, has been Primate of all Ireland since 1996. In honouring him we honour not only an outstanding churchman, who has offered leadership to his own church, but, in co-operation with the other church leaders, to the community as a whole.

Born on 16th August 1939 in Laragh, County Cavan, Sean Brady is from a farming background, learning early on to help with the haymaking and the cattle and other such tasks. Educated at Caulfield National School, Laragh and St Patrick