Category Archive: Decade 2

Patricia Hallahan (1985)

Studying at Kimmage after 2 years working as a volunteer with Concern in Bangladesh in the early 1980s was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on that seminal experience and to share with like-minded individuals from all over the globe. I enjoyed my time in Kimmage so much, cycling there and back from Phibsborough every day …

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Patricia Conboy (1984)

Some of my most vivid Kimmage memories are of student conversations and debates about hot topics. Whether it was about equality between women and men or the existence of “a Third World” in Ireland, for example, we explored and argued passionately, often from opposing perspectives. Our discussions were of course influenced by our beliefs and …

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Mwende Munuve (1992)

I completed my Diploma at Holy Ghost College, Kimmage Manor in May 1992. It is now 22 years since I was a student there. Even though I have done other academic work and studies (MSc, Open University, MA University of Bradford) since Kimmage, the friendship and personal contact from the staff such as Paddy Reilly …

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Maria-Therese Keating (1991)

Dear Paddy, Greeting to you from the UN Staff College in Turin. I felt it was apt to write to you from this centre of learning as the tradition of knowledge management and growth through learning that I experienced all those years ago in Kimmage is still very much alive and well at the United …

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Alais Morindat (1988) *video contribution

   

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Lovely Amin (2000)

I was born in Bangladesh, a tropical country of South East Asia. I now live in Dublin with my family and work as a Nutrition Technical Adviser, based at Concern Worldwide’s headquarters. My main role is to monitor Nutrition programmes globally, ensure beneficiaries have access to services and receive the best possible care from programmes. …

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Gabriel C Banda (1989)

If we allow ourselves, each moment, each event, provides lessons and growth that will greatly contribute to our journey of life. So it was when I attended Kimmage in 1988-89, Dublin’s Year of the Millennium. Lusaka-based and an independent activist in social development, writing, and the arts, I went into reflection at Development Studies Centre …

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