|Full Name at Birth||
Mary Patricia Leneghan
Mary Leneghan, Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa, Prof. Mary McAleese, Professor Mary McAleese, Mary McAleese MRIA, Frcs, HonFRSE, HonFLSW, President McAleese, Professor McAleese
27th June, 1951
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
5' 10" (178 cm)
> Professor of Criminal Law at age 24 !, > She is also the world's first woman to succeed another woman as an elected head of state.
[????] Northern Island grammar school
Queen’s University of Belfast (Honours degree in Law degree)
ex-President of Ireland, barrister, former Professor of Law, current affairs journalist & broadcaster
Head of State
|Claim to Fame||
The first Irish President to come from Northern Ireland (1997-2011)
|Music Genre (Text)||
Justice, Equality, Social Inclusion, Anti-Sectarianism, Reconciliation
1997 > 2004|
(elected President: the 8th President of Ireland), 2004 > 2011
(re-elected President: of Republic of Ireland), ???? > ????
(politician: Fianna Fáil), ???? > ????
(Independent politician), 1998 > 1998
(Awardee: Republic of Ireland Member of the Royal Irish Academy), 2006 > 2006
(Awardee: Republic of Ireland Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons), 2007 > 2007
(Awardee: New Zealand Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Otago), 2009 > 2009
(Awardee: United States Honorary Doctorate of Law from the Mount Holyoke College), 2010 > 2010
(Awardee: United States Honorary Doctorate of Law from the Fordham University), 2012 > 2012
(Awardee: Scotland Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh), 2013 > 2013
(Awardee: United States Honorary doctorate at UMass Lowell), 2017 > 2017
(Awardee: Wales Honorary Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales), 2007 > 2007
(Awardee: United States The American Ireland Fund Humanitarian Award), 2013 > 2013
(Awardee: On 8 June 2013, a ceremony was held to rename a bridge on the M1 motorway near Drogheda as the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge to honour McAleese's contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process), 1976 > present
(Wife: to Dr. Martin McAleese; an accountant and dentist), 1982 > present
(Mother: of Emma McAleese), 1985 > present
(Mother: of twins Justin and SaraMai), 1974 > ????
(Lawyer: called to the Northern Ireland Bar), 1975 > ????
(Reid Professor: of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin), 1987 > ????
(Director: of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University of Belfast), 1994 > ????
((first female) Pro-Vice Chancellor: of Queen’s University of Belfast), ???? > ????
(current affairs journalist and presenter in radio and television: for Radio Telefís Éireann), 1999 > 2011
(author: 2 books)
Continuum (book publisher), The History Press (book publisher)
Desmond Tutu, Seamus Heaney
Mary Patricia McAleese ; née Leneghan (Irish: Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa; born 27 June 1951) is an Irish politician who served as the eighth President of Ireland from November 1997 to November 2011. She is an award-winning Catholic academic and author and holds a licentiate and doctorate in Canon law.
She was the second female president of Ireland. McAleese was first elected in 1997, succeeding Mary Robinson, making her the first woman in the world to succeed another woman as president. She was reelected unopposed for a second term in office in 2004. On both occasions she was elected as an independent, although she was previously a member of Fianna Fáil. McAleese is the first president of Ireland to have come from either Northern Ireland or Ulster.