A Poignant Tribute to a “Gentle Scholar”

Niamh Thornton and her one year old daughter Sadhbh pictured at Roibeárd’s rock. The rock comes from the family land of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, an important young member of the UL scientific community, who was tragically killed in an accident in January 2016. It was carved into a seat by sculptor Jethro Sheen from Gort, commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul and to provide a place for positive reflection on the goodness of people.

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