C.V. A life well-lived

Labhrás O’Nualláin, Born in Manchester in 1912 of Irish parents,  Michael Nolan, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath. and Johanna Hyde of Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. Lived in Manchester until 1933. He died 24 Oct. 2000.

Extract from  memoir of L O’Nuallain

Curriculum Vitae:              Date of birth May 4, 1912
1924-1928:                          St. Gregory’s High School, Manchester
1932                                     Matriculation, National University of Ireland

1934 – ’47        Passed Irish Civil Service Examination  in 1933 to become a Dept of  Industry and Comerce    Clerical Officer in Civil Service.  Served in various branches of Department.  Was transferred to Sligo Office in late 1933.        Married Frances Heraghty of Sligo in 1938.  First son born in 1039.  Transfer to Dublin in 1940. Two more children, girl and boy.
1940                Enrolled at University College, Dublin  and commenced First Commerce, all  evening classes.
Sept 1943:    B.Comm. 1st class Honours, and Diploma in Public Administration’ U.C.D.
Sept 1945:    M.Econ. science, 1st Class Honours
Jan 1953:      D.Econ Science, on published work: IRELAND-THE FINANCES OF PARTITION . (1952) 196pp. Clonmore and Reynolds                                                                                           ******
Oct 1945:     Trinity College, Dublin,      Moderatorship B.A.Examination.  2nd Class Honours in Economics and Political Science (1943-1945)
1947 – ’53      Appointed Secretary/Accountant at Institute of Industrial Research   and  Standards, Dublin. Was chairman of  Rathmines branch of newly formed Clann na Poblachta before and during the 1948 General election. On Standing Committee of Clann in early years.  Edited ‘Our Nation’ monthly paper, 1951-’52  with Roger McHugh and later on his own, contributed many articles.
1949 -’51       Seconded for Special Economic Research with the all-Party Anti-Partition   Conference, Dublin.
1953:             Appointed Lecturer in Commerce, Economics and Accountancy at  University College, Galway, lecturing and examining through Irish.
1954-61 and ’64-’65.  Barrington Lecturer for Connacht
Oct 1962-May ’65.      Part-time Economic Consultant to the Central Bank of Ireland
1965:            Appointed Lecturer in Applied Economics U.C.G.
1970:            Appointed Professor of Economics U.C.G.
1982:            Retirement from University College, Galway

Was a member of the following bodies;     Consultative Board of the Irish Management Institute, Galway Industrial Committee, Galway Regional Productivity Committee, Executive Committee of the Irish council of the European Movement;
Belonged to the following professional organisations;   American Economic Association; Regional Science Association (U.S.); Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland;  Agricultural and Economic Society of Ireland.
Other experience
Lectured widely throughout Ireland to voluntary organisations, discussion groups and professional bodies on economic topics of Irish and European interest, including Ireland’s entry to the European Economic Community.
Lectured during 1959-’60 in the United States at Iona College, La Rochelle, New York; the Eire Society, Boston, and to the Economics Department at Michigan State University. In U.C.G initiated course in Applied Economics, Industrial relations, Economic growth and Development, Regional Development.
1961             Founder member of Association of University Teachers. I.F.U.T
  Nov ’63- Jan’64 was Visiting Lecturer in International Business at College of business   Administration, Boston University.  Taught two courses, World Resources and International Trade Theory.
Governing body member UCG on graduates panel.
Dec ’65,      Founder member and board Member of the Social Sciences Research Centre in UCG.
1969            Secretary and board member of the Board of Extra-Mural Studies, UCG
Member of the Board of Studies, National University of Ireland.
Travel;  An inveterate traveller, both on business and on holiday.  United States, Canada, Western  Europe, including Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Cyprus, Russsia, Israel, Portugal and the Canaries.
©  L. O’Nuallain

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