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Prizes and Awards

 

There are three prizes for SS undergraduate students of Political Science: the Patrick Keatinge Undergraduate Prize (first awarded 2013), the Eddie Hyland Prize (first award 2018), and the Trinity Trust Prize (first awarded 1981). There is one prize for JS students of Political Science and Geography, the James Killen prize (first awarded 2015). There is one prize for SF students of Political Science, the Ronald J Hill prize (first awarded 2016).

 

The Patrick Keatinge Undergraduate Prize

This prize was founded in 2012, and first awarded in 2013, with support from the Trinity Alumni Appeal in honour of Professor Patrick Keatinge MRIA, who was a distinguished member of the Department of Political Science, as a researcher and teacher, from 1963 to 1999. It is awarded annually to the Senior Sophister student, studying Political Science alone in SS year, who achieves the best performance. Value, €100 and a medal.

Recipients:

2017: Samuel Johnston (PPES)

 

2016: Neil Murphy (PPES)

Gavin Morrison and Neil Murphy

 

2015: David Beatty (History and Political Science)

 

2014: Anja Schoen (Philosophy and Political Science)

Anja Schoen and Dr Michelle Darcy

 

2013: Crispin Mäenpää (History and Political Science)

Crispin Maenpaa with Prof Raj Chari

 

 

 

The Ronald J Hill Prize in Political Science

This prize was founded in 2016 by donations from the Trinity Association and Trust, Professor Ronald J. Hill, and the Department of Political Science, in honour of Professor Ron Hill, who was a distinguished member of the Department of Political Science, as a researcher and teacher, from 1969 to 2007. It is awarded annually, from 2016 to 2035 inclusive, on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science, to the elected Scholar who achieves the best overall result in the Political Science component in the Scholarship examination of that year. Value, €120.

Recipients:

2017: Daniela Weerasinghe (Law and Political Science)

 

2016: Christopher McMahon (Law and Political Science)

Christopher McMahon with Prof Ronald J Hill

 

 

The Eddie Hyland Prize

This prize was founded in 2017 by donations from the Department of History and the Department of Political Science, in honour of Dr Eddie Hyland, who was a distinguished member of the Department of Political Science from 1977 to 2015 and is a fondly-remembered teacher of students from both departments. It is awarded annually, from 2018 to 2027 inclusive, on the recommendation of the Senior Sophister History and Political Science court of examiners, to the Senior Sophister History and Political Science student who achieves the best performance. Value, €250.

Recipients:

2018:

 

 

The James Killen Prize in Political Science and Geography

The James Killen prize in Political Science and Geography was founded in 2014/15 by the Departments of Geography and Political Science. It is awarded annually, from 2014/15 to 2020/21 inclusive, on the recommendation of the two Departments, to the continuing Political Science and Geography Junior Sophister student who, in the judgement of the programme’s Junior Sophister Court of Examiners, performs at the highest level in the Junior Sophister year. Value, €100.

Recipients (Political Science and Geography):

2017: Aisling O'Boyle

2016: Charles Murray Brown

2015: Kayleigh O'Gara

 

 

The Trinity Trust Prize

This prize was contributed by Trinity Trust in 1980 and first awarded in 1981. The prize is awarded annually to the moderatorship student in BESS or PPES with the best overall marks in single honors Political Science, single honors Sociology, or joint honors Political Science and Sociology. Value, €77.

Recipients (Political Science):

2017: Fiona Campbell (PPES)

2014: Barry Price (BESS)

2013: Alana Ryan (PPES)

2012: Eleanor Friel (PPES)

2011: Ian Power (BESS)

2009: Claire Kinsella (BESS)

2008: Beatrice White (BESS)

2007: Jennifer Brett (BESS)

2006: Amy Preston (BESS)

2005: Carmel O'Sullivan (BESS)

2004: Harry Wake (BESS)

2003: Ian Carroll (BESS)

2002: Katherine Moles (BESS)

2001: Róisín Cronin (BESS)

1999: Will Goodbody (BESS)

1996: Louise Owens (BESS)

1994: Dominic Power (BESS)

1993: Matthew Bowden (BESS)

1992: Colin Nesbitt (BESS)

1991: Anne-Marie Holohan (BESS)

1990: Seán Ó Riain (BESS)

1989: Sara Morris (BESS)

1988: Barbara Desch (BESS)

1987: Colm McKeogh (BESS)

1984: Colette Cowlard (BESS)

1981: Nan Kennelly (BESS)

 

 

 

 


Last updated 26 October 2017 polsci@tcd.ie.