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By: Pat Treacy – Deputy CEO of CILT
CILT held an Awards Ceremony in the Council Room, University College Cork (UCC) on the 26th of November to honour Vice Admiral, Mark Mellett (Head of the Irish Defence Forces), Gerard Deegan (former Container Terminal Operations Manager, Cork Harbour) and Noel Bishop (former shipping clerk with B&I ferries).
UCC proved a very suitable venue for this important occasion as the original site of the college was believed to have
had a connection with the patron saint of Cork, Saint Finbarr. His
monastery and school of learning were close by at Gill Abbey Rock and the mill attached to the monastery is thought to have stood on the bank of the south channel of the River Lee, which runs through the College lower grounds. Our recent past President Finbarr Cleary enjoyed the connection for obvious reasons and derived great enjoyment on hearing the College motto ‘Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn’.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Pat Treacy, Deputy CEO and presenting the awards was Paddy Doherty, President CILT. The guest speaker at the event was the Minister for Agriculture, Food, Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. The Council room was packed to capacity with dignitaries from many different sectors including, Supply Chain & Logistics, Business, Politics and Education.
The Minister thanked the Institute for his invitation and the opportunity to publically recognise three people who have made such a positive contribution to Cork, Munster and indeed Ireland.
Pictured are Noel Bishop, left, and Gerard Deegan
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Pictured are Olan O’Keeffe, Pat Murphy, Gerard Deegan, and Kastytiz Bereznocenko Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene

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