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University honours singer Enya

Source: Virgin Media (June 29, 2007)
By: PA Entertainment

Grammy-winning singer Enya is to be honoured by NUI Galway today.

The Co Donegal-born artist is one of six people from the worlds of business, philanthropy, justice, music and the arts to receive honorary doctorates.

The others are international businessman Niall Fitzgerald, philanthropist Bill Walsh, trad music expert Nicholas Carolan, composer Dr Jane O'Leary and South African Chief Justice Pius Langa.

A former member of the family group Clannad, Enya has won four Grammys and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her work on The Lord Of The Rings films.

"While this university has had many outstanding honorary graduates in its history, those being honoured this year form a particularly distinguished group," said NUI Galway president Dr Iognaid O Muircheartaigh.

"Their contributions in many spheres - business, the arts, music, philanthropy, justice - have been outstanding, and NUI Galway is very pleased to be in a position to recognise these exceptional individuals."

The honorary conferring will take place in the presence of the Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and former Taoiseach, Dr Garret FitzGerald.

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