Two Kerry men to be honoured at UCC.

Two Kerry men are to be awarded honorary doctorates at UCC this Friday. West Kerry Potter Louis Mulchay and Valentia’s Mick O Connell are among 6 people being honoured. The two Kerry men will be joined by actor Pierce Bronson, art critic Hilary Pyle, Psychology Professor Carl Thoresen and Noble Prize winner Robert Woodrow Wilson. Louis Mulcahy is being honoured for his work as a Potter in the West Kerry Gaeltacht where he now employs 60 people, making a significant contribution to the West Kerry Gaeltacht. Mick O Connell is known nationally for his footballing skills. The holder of four All Ireland medals, he receives this doctorate in recognition of the honesty and integrity with which he played the game. Mr O Connell has also made a significant contribution in support of people with learning disabilities. He`s an avid supporter of Irish language and culture.