Gorey teaching graduate receives top award

By Dan Walsh

Post-Primary Education graduate, Caoimhe Leacy, from Gorey, had double cause for celebration after achieving ‘top of her class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony which was held at Dublin’s Convention Centre recently. 

Caoimhe Leacy with her daughter Belle who won the BSTAI Prize from Wexford. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennells.

In addition to receiving her Master’s qualification,  Caoimhe was honoured with the Business Award – which is presented by the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BTSAI) to the student in each cohort with the highest grade in business studies on the programme.  

This year, Caoimhe, was one of 920 graduates from all 26 counties to graduate with Primary or Post-Primary teaching qualifications from Hibernia College in what was their largest graduation cohort to date. 

Congratulating her and other graduates, who she described as ‘being in a unique position to shape the future of every one of their students,’ Dr Mary Kelly, Academic Dean at Hibernia College, said all in attendance “will make a vital and valuable contribution to their chosen profession at a time when our country is so short of teachers”.  


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