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The Road Less Travelled with Dr Patricia Mc Carthy

Dr Patricia McCarthy left home in Cork at the age of seven to become a boarder in a school in Dublin for those with vision impairments. Patricia tells her journey about her progress in education, overcoming obstacles along the way. Patricia McCarthy is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin and is an advocate for equal rights for people with disabilities.

The Road Less Travelled is a new series from the Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM Radio featuring current and past students from Trinity College Dublin who have taken the road less travelled to education. Men and women from all walks of life who have overcome social barriers and surpassed prejudice and discrimination—all for the opportunity to study at third level and in Trinity’s Arts and Humanities.