Former NUI Galway President Dr. Jim Browne has thanked Mayor Pearse Flannery and Galway City Council for a ‘great honour’ during a cvic Reception held in the Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway City during the week.
The event took place on Wednesday to celebrate the historic achievements of the President Emeritus of the National University of Ireland, Galway.
The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Pearce Flannery, acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding achievements of Dr. Browne.
During the course of the Reception, Mayor Flannery outlined the many achievement of Dr. Browne, noting NUI Galway’s ranking among the top 1% of universities in the world.
Mayor Flannery referred to the signing of the ‘Potiers Declaration’ in October 2017 in the Aula Maxima in NUIG, which is an agreement between NUIG and Galway City Council to promote greater collaboration between the local authority and the University.
Mr. Brendan McGrath, Chief Executive of Galway City Council also spoke on the day.
Dr. Browne said: “I thank Mayor Pearce Flannery, the members of Galway City Council, and the Chief Executive Brendan McGrath for the great honour that Galway City Council has extended to me. I accept it on my own behalf, and on behalf of my colleagues in NUI Galway.
“NUI Galway has over many years worked very closely with Galway City Council and indeed the wider community in the West of Ireland to our mutual benefit.
“It was my great honour to serve as President of the University and to witness at first hand the value of that very strong ‘town and gown’ relationship. Mar a deirtear as Ghaeilge, ‘Ní neart go chur le chéile’.”