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Rory McDonagh Trust | Thank You messages from TCPID students

The Rory McDonagh Trust generously donated new laptops in September 2020 for every student in the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. These laptops allowed each student to be able to participate fully in their course during a time when all students were forced to attend their lectures remotely. Having their own individual laptop had a hugely positive impact on the students and on their families. It has allowed the students to stay connected to their classmates and to Trinity College. A huge, huge thank you on behalf of the TCPID and School of Education team.


A few snippets of Thank You's from 1st and 2nd year students...

Thank you to the Rory McDonagh Trust for the laptops. I really enjoyed working on my studies. It’s great to attend lecturers on zoom and I love learning new things. I really love my laptop and having a great time learning in my lectures.
Lia, 1st year student
Thank you so much for your generous gift. This gift has helped me to participate in college, and to be able to do my college classes. I don’t know what I would have done without this generous gift.
Ciarán, 1st year student
I never had my own laptop before and now I don’t have to share a laptop with anybody else. I could organise my assignments and keep all my notes and slides. It’s easy to carry everywhere.
David, 2nd year student
I am delighted with the Laptop from the Rory Mc Donagh Trust and feel sad for the family. They must be so sad but are still thinking of others.
Bruce, 2nd year student

About the Rory McDonagh Trust

The Trust was established in 2013 in memory of Rory McDonagh who died in a tragic accident in 2012. Rory was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. Both Rory's father and sister are graduates of Trinity. The objectives of the Trust are to advance the education of young people and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition, the Trust supports the development of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by enabling them to participate in sport. For example, since the Trust's establishment it has supported the Trinity Access Programme through the provision of scholarships, it has built a school in rural Nepal and supported the football programme for a school in Kolkata.

Further information about the Rory McDonagh Trust can be found HERE.