The Archives and Records Association Ireland and the Irish Society for Archives organised an event on Thursday, 1st March, to celebrate the distinguished career of Kerry Holland and her retirement from University College Dublin.
Her career as Course Director and Lecturer in the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin has spanned five decades and her dedication and vivacity to archives is beyond dispute. Those in attendance at the National Gallery of Ireland included many of the students and staff that have passed through her hands. Brief speeches were made, reminiscences regaled. Fittingly, as a token, a presentation of a porcelain wax sealed document created by Felicity Straker Graham, inspired from her installation ‘Heritage’ at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), was given to Kerry.