Friends, Foes & Founding a University

‘Ed Walsh is one of the most dynamic, challenging and infuriating figures in Irish public life. His story is utterly complelling’ Fintan O’Toole

Ed Walsh returned to Ireland in 1970, a young man in a hurry, to set up an institute of education. He found a decaying mansion on a riverside site, gathered talented young people and secured funding from the World Bank and European Investment Bank to build what became the University of Limerick. Along the way, Ed made powerful enemies as he challenged official cant, traditional academics and clerical humbug. This is an inspiring, frank and often funny memoir by a passionate educational leader. Memoir published by The Collins Press, 2011

3 Responses to Memoir

  1. Monsieur Moran
    Such a wide range of enemies were fostered you can feel confident that at least some of those you want are included.
    Comme toujours

  2. From The Collins Press
    We saw the comment from Terry Moran – you can let him know that we offer 20% discount on all purchases through our website, although we charge p&p.

  3. Terry Moran says:

    A chara –

    I think I’d better read this. Is there a staff discount?

    I can’t wait to find out whether the enemies you made are the enemies I wanted you to make.

    Rose and I can’t help noticing that you and Stephanie have yet to make an appearance down here in SW France. Kindly give this matter your attention at your earliest convenience.

    Mise, le meas


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>