Professor Linda Doyle


Professor Linda Doyle, provost of Trinity College Dublin, has been awarded Cork Person of the Month for July. Professor Doyle was recently elected Trinity’s first female provost in the 429 year history of the college.

Togher-native, Linda Doyle is a professor of engineering and the arts, and will take up her ten-year term as provost this August. The academic is a past student of Togher Girls’ National School, St Angela’s College Secondary School, University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin.

Speaking about her success, Doyle, who will soon take up residence at the Provost’s House on the grounds of Trinity, said, “Making history as the first female provost since the college opened in 1592 was a great honour. I still can’t quite believe it!”

Doyle, who has always been academic, commended her early influencers, “Togher Girls’ National School and St. Angela’s had inspiring teachers. I loved school” she said.

Speaking about the award winner, organiser Manus O’Callaghan said “Linda Doyle will make history this year when she takes up the role of provost at Trinity College Dublin, gaining responsibility for 18,000 students and 3,000 staff. Doyle’s contributions to education in Ireland and abroad are truly inspiring, making the academic a deserving winner of the Cork Person of the Month Award.”

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris, in congratulating Linda after her recent election, said “Professor Doyle will become provost at a time of great change and huge opportunity for the sector and I look forward to working with her in the years ahead.”

Linda Doyle’s name now goes forward for possible selection as Cork Person of the Year at a Gala Awards Lunch which will be held at the Rochestown Park Hotel on January 21st, 2022.