Our Students

MIFI has demonstrated how the availability of a quality instrument on loan from MIFI has significantly contributed to the confidence and success of more than 60 young Irish musicians who went on to achieved Bachelor of Music and Masters in Europe. Many have gone on further to study music as a profession.

See below a selection of students whom we are proud to have supported.

Survey of past and present recipients of MIFI

1. Una Maeve Palliser Date of First Award – August 1998
2. Karen Dervan Date of First Award – September 2001
3. Pauline Fleming Date of First Award – August 2000
4. Michelle Fleming Date of First Award – July 1998
5. Sarah Sexton Date of First Award – July 1998
6. Stephanie McCabe Date of First Award – September 2001
7. Larissa O'Grady Date of First Award – September 2000
8. Muiris O'Donnchu Date of First Award – September 2000
9. Niall Trainor Date of First Award – September 2003
10. Ailbhe Mc Donagh Date of First Award – August 1998
11. Brian O'Kane Date of First Award – September 2001
12. Peggy Nolan Date of First Award – January 2005
13. Joni Ni Cheallaigh Date of First Award – November 1999
14. Jane Feighery Date of First Award – October 2003
15. Ruth Gibson Date of First Award – October 1999
16. Eoin O'Braoin Date of First Award – October 2003
17. Roisin Walters Date of First Award – September 1999
18. Marian Mangaoang Date of First Award – October 2003
19. Rachel Mullaly Date of First Award – September 2004
20. Cuan Barra O'Seireadain Date of First Award – November 1999
21. Conor Palliser Date of First Award – September 2003
22. Niamh Varian-Barry Date of First Award – July 2004
23. Eva Hurley Date of First Award – August 2004
24. Michael Trainor Date of First Award – November 2004
25. Colm De Bhuinn Date of First Award – August 2003
26. Liam Sutton Date of First Award – September 2006
27. David Tobin Date of First Award – September 2006
28. Seraphim Dempsey Date of First Award – September 2006
29. Luke Keogh-Roche Date of First Award – September 2006
30. Owen Ronayne Date of First Award – September 2006
31. Patrick Rafter Date of First Award – September 2006
32. Colma Ní Bhriain Date of First Award – September 2006
33. Enda Collins Date of First Award – December 2006
34. Eva Hurley Date of Second Award – June 2006
35. Neasa Ni Bhriain Date of First Award – June 2007
36. Phoebe White Date of First Award – September 2007
37. Niall Trainor Date of Second Award – October 2007
38. Johnny Roche Kehoe Date of First Award – October 2007
39. Shane McMahon Date of First Award – December 2007
40. Eoin Quinlan Date of First Award – January 2009
41. Peggy Nolan Date of Second Award – August 2009
42. Siobhan Doyle Date of First Award – July 2010
43. Aisling Dunne Date of First Award – July 2010
44. Owen Ronayne Date of Second Award – July 2010
45. David Tobin Date of Second Award – July 2010
46. Catherina Boldurat Date of First Award – September 2010
47. Cathy O'Neill Date of First Award – August 2010
48. Cormac O'Briain Date of First Award – August 2010
49. Andrew Molloy Date of First Award – August 2010
50. Fiachra de Hora Date of First Award – October 2010
51. Abigail McDonagh Date of First Award – October 2012
52. Andrew Molloy Date of Second Award – May 2013
53. Brenda Farren Date of First Award – January 2012
54. Eleanor Gaffney Date of First Award – August 2013
55. Kevin Jansson Date of First Award – July 2013
56. Peggy Nolan Date of Third Award – June 2013
57. Patrick Moriarty Date of First Award – August 2011
58. Cormac O'Briain Date of Second Award – May 2013
59. Abbie Soon Date of First Award – September 2012
60. Thomas Richard Date of First Award – October 2013
61. Fiachra de Hora Date of Second Award – November 2013
62. Emilie McDonagh Date of First Award – July 2014
63. Eleanor Gaffney Date of Second Award – August, 2014
64. Aoife Burke Date of First Award – August 2014



Student photographs


Richard Thomas


Emilie McDonagh


Kevin Jansson