Three Tipp People Named Irish Fulbright Awardees


The Irish and American governments have announced the names of 40 Irish Fulbright Awardees for 2022-2023.

Recipients were presented with Awards at a ceremony in Iveagh House last night.

There are three Tipperary recipients this year. The Fulbright Program has served to strengthen international relations for seventy-five years.

This year’s Irish awardees will undertake research, teaching and study in the USA spanning many disciplines.

They will address pressing societal issues, engage with U.S. society, and share their knowledge when they return home.

The Tipperary recipients are  Conor Hammersley, from Clonoulty, Edel Meade from Clonmel and Sophie Ni Riain from Carrick on Suir.

Conor Hammersley will attend Columbia-Bassett Medical School in New York and  will compare and contrast evolving socio-cultural and economic challenges U.S. farmers face in relation to their health and those encountered by farmers in Ireland.

Edel Meade is a vocalist, composer, songwriter, performing artist, recording artist and educator  – her Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship Award research will explore the intersection between jazz and traditional music and song from Ireland.  Sophie Ní Riain  teach the Irish language and take classes at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.