A new scholarship, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship, was launched at the University of Limerick, named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University. Dr Thornton, who had been working with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Cork for over 4 years, had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.
Pictured at the event were Dr Roibeárd Thornton's family, Niamh (widow), Sadhbh, (daughter),Jody (mother) and Sean Thornton (father) with Dr. Jakki Cooney, Dept. Biological Sciences UL (right).
A special seat using rock from the family land of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view. Picture: Alan Place
For more information, contact:
Sarah Hartnett, University of Limerick Foundation Tel: 086-3872863; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org