Galway International Arts Festival CEO John Crumlish has been awarded with an Honorary Fellowship from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) for his vast contribution to arts and culture in the west.
Mr Crumlish was presented with the Honorary Fellowship at GMIT’s conferring ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway last Thursday, 17 November.
Connacht Rugby Captain John Muldoon, a graduate of GMIT, was also presented with an Honorary Fellowship for his major contribution to rugby and sport.
The award of an Honorary Fellowship is the most prestigious award that the institute can bestow.
Presenting the awards to Mr Crumlish and Mr Muldoon, GMIT President Dr Fergal Barry said Mr Crumlish and Mr Muldoon were truly deserving of the recognition and wonderful role models for GMIT students and graduates.
Paying tribute to Mr Crumlish at the ceremony, Cáit Noone, Head of the GMIT College of Tourism & Arts, said Mr Crumlish was a “progressive and convincing ambassador for the arts and culture in Galway”.
Mr Crumlish became CEO of the then Galway Arts Festival in 2003. He has also served as a member of the Arts Council (2006-2011), a member of the Fáilte Ireland West Forum (2010-2013) and a member of the board of ‘The Gathering’ (2012-2013). He is the Chair of the Galway 2020 Steering Group.
Photo: Michael Hannon, GMIT VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar, Cáit Noone, Head of College of Tourism & Arts (CTA), John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival CEO, and John Muldoon, Connacht Rugby Captain and GMIT Industrial Engineering graduate, Gerry O’Neil, Head of Dept, College of Tourism & Arts, and Dr Fergal Barry, President of GMIT, pictured at the Honoary Fellowship conferring in the Radisson Blu on Thursday 17 November.