In December 2022, submissions were sought from the public and college community on the future of a set of human remains that originated on Inishbofin, Co. Galway, and were stored in the archives of the School of Anatomy in Trinity.

The remains were associated with former Trinity-affiliated Professors Alfred C Haddon and Andrew F Dixon and had been removed, for research purposes and without islanders’ consent, in 1890.

On 22nd February 2023 Trinity’s Board made the decision for the remains to be returned and following discussions between the university and the island community, the crania were returned to Inishbofin on 12th July 2023.

Evidence documents compiled by Trinity academics on the topic and the submissions received from the public and college community in relation to this matter may be found below.