Garry Hynes, the internationally acclaimed theatre director and Druid co-founder, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from UCD.
Each year, University College Dublin awards honorary degrees to a small number of individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life. The Academic Council of UCD invited Ms Hynes to accept the degree earlier this year.
Ms Hynes was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of literature. The ceremony took place last week at a ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall.
This is the fourth honorary doctorate to be awarded to Ms Hynes. She was the recipient previously of doctorates from the NUI Galway in 1997, Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and the National Council for Education Awards in 1988. Earlier this year, Ms Hynes was appointed Adjunct Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at NUIG.
The chair of Druid, Seamus O’Grady, congratulated Ms Hynes saying: “It is yet another acknowledgement of the outstanding contribution that Garry has made to theatre, arts and culture in Ireland.”