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 father Sean Thornton with Janssen representatives, Dr. Patrick Sheehy, Declan Lowney and Kieran O'Callaghan.
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