Local woman launches third level guide

Catherine O'Connor. Photo: Paul Sharp/Sharppix
‘Cracking the College Code’ by Catherine O’Connor will be launched at Trinity College this week by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn. The book is a ‘must-have’ guide for students, parents and guardians embarking on the journey into third level education.

‘Cracking the College Code’ by Catherine O’Connor will be launched at Trinity College this week by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn. The book is a ‘must-have’ guide for students, parents and guardians embarking on the journey into third level education.

Written in straightforward language it advises on making informed choices; preparing for change; getting to know how the third level system works; what students can expect to face in the first few weeks and months; where and when to look for help, and finally, the challenges of living away from home.

Catherine is a daughter of well-known local man, Mel Donlon and his late wife, Kathleen from Ballykenny.

For many years her father ran a Ford dealership on the Dublin Rd in Longford, where Lidl is now located.

Her brother, Frank still lives in Longford as does her sister, Winnie. Other siblings include Mel Jnr and Teresa, who is married to Longford town native, Con Bissett.

Now living in Dublin with her own family, Catherine O’Connor is a highly experienced education consultant, working as an education specialist in student recruitment at Trinity.

For more information on the ‘Cracking the College Code, log on to www.crackingthecollegecode.ie