actor Sheen welcomed by NUIG
March 29, 2006
Hollywood actor Martin Sheen has been offered a place at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG),
after expressing an interest in studying in Ireland.
The university confirmed today that Sheen would be accepted as a student there if he chooses to come
to Ireland to study.
Sheen, whose mother hailed from Galway, said that he would like to take up residence in Ireland after
he retires from the television series "The West Wing".
Sheen said, "I never got my high school diploma and have always felt a need to address that."
"My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, in Ireland, where my late
mother came from and where I am also a citizen," the 64-year-old actor said.
A spokesperson for NUIG said today, "Obviously we would be quite happy to accommodate him."
"We do have the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, of which Anjelica Huston is a patron. It was
named after John Huston. That would be a Hollywood connection. If he is aware of that, I don't know. Obviously, he would be
most welcome," the spokesperson said.