Over 600 staff and students joined in commemoration of three UCD students who died tragically in the June balcony collapse last Wednesday.

Two seats have been installed in the Belfield Rose Garden which is located beside the Clinton Institute and the Belfield Bike Shop, in memory of Eimear Walsh, Lorcán Miller Niccolai Schuster and the other in memory of all members of the UCD community who have passed away.

The memorial ceremony was comprised of a public ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall and a private visit to the rose garden by the families of the three students. Fr John McNerney, UCD’ Chaplain who traveled to Berkeley to support students in the wake of the accident spoke of the resilience of the injured students, stating that “There are many heroic stories to be told of these students being determined to live for each other, of trying to break the fall of the other.”

Words by Seán O’Reilly, Editor