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Thank you messages for the Rory McDonagh Trust from TCPID students

At the beginning of the new academic year in September 2020, the Rory McDonagh Trust generously donated new laptops 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.

With the help of Sam Whelan-Curtin our students put together this message to express how grateful they are for this incredible gift and to show how the laptops have helped them over the past year.

Click below for some additional messages from our students:

1st year thank you messages

2nd year thank you messages

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 at

For more information about the beautiful video work of Sam Whelan-Curtin, go to