Congratulations to David Deacon of UCD and James Cronin of UCC, whose applications for the IAAS Postgraduate Research & Travel Bursary were awarded first and second place respectively.

In March, David Deacon visited the Wittliff Collections at the State University of Texas, San Marcos, where the Cormac McCarthy archives are housed.

James Cronin will undertake research later this month (May 2015) on the ‘Cold War Letters’ at the Merton Archive and Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani Abbey near Louisville, Kentucky.

We look forward to hearing their reports on their trips.