Conferring of Awards

By Carlow College on 11/9/2017

Conferring at Carlow College, St Patricks helping students to Settle, Stay, Succeed


Carlow College, St Patrick’s, Ireland’s second oldest College celebrates the 2017 Conferring of Awards today, 10 November in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow. 


Among those attending today’s ceremony will be Helena Fortune from Co Kildare graduating with a Masters in Therapeutic Child Care along with her two sons Robert and Séan Fortune, each graduating with BA in Applied Social Studies.  Speaking in advance of her graduation Helena thanked the College for the immense support she and her family received during their studies.


Helena highlighted ‘Returning to education as a mature student isn’t an easy first step to take however it is one I would strongly recommend.  In terms of my own personal development and as it has allowed me to becoming a positive role model for my children, emphasising to them the importance of their own education.’  Following Helena’s own positive experience of graduating with a BA in Applied Social Studies in 2014, her sons chose to follow her footsteps.


Also graduating today will be over twenty foster carers conferred with the ‘Carlow College Certificate in Therapeutic Foster Care’.  This unique programme has been running for three years.  It aims to equip foster carers with the therapeutic tools to understand the causes of troubled behaviour. Ultimately helping children recover through a loving and healing environment. 


The Conferring of Awards Ceremony begins at 5pm following a procession from the College to the Cathedral of the Assumption.

The ceremony will be streamed live at