The University of Limerick has joined with the eight other Universities on the island of Ireland to honour the philanthropist Chuck Feeney.
Speaking at Dublin Castle today UL President, Professor Don Barry said: “For over 25 years, Chuck Feeney has been intimately involved in UL’s journey. Chuck has helped us to be confident about the future, to set greater goals than we could imagine for ourselves and to drive us on with the belief that anything is possible.”
Prof Barry said through his philanthropy, the University has had the means to thrive and grow at a rapid rate with the campus expanding from 11 buildings 25 years ago to 40 buildings today.
“Chuck’s generosity has led to iconic projects such as the Living Bridge, the Glucksman Library and the Graduate Entry Medical School, to name just a few. Through his phenomenal vision the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, established in 1994, has been developed into a world-renowned academy and a global centre of academic and performance excellence, enhancing UL’s role as a major centre of artistic and cultural creativity,” Professor Barry continued.
As the catalyst behind the establishment of the University of Limerick Foundation in 1989 and a long-time Foundation Board Member, Chuck Feeney has been directly involved in the rapid growth of the University of Limerick.