The NUI Galway Alumni Day

NUI Galway Day, Sat 4th October

NUI Galway invites alumni throughout the world to celebrate their connection with the University by sharing in NUI Galway's Open Day on Saturday 4th October.  

The day will feature tours of the campus, including new research facilities and taster sessions of NUI Galway programmes.  

A special series of lectures for alumni will take place in the Aula Maxima, the Quadrangle Building. Alumni and friends are invited to attend these sessions either in person or by live webcast online here:

•    2.30pm*: Professor Hubert McDermott, Emeritus Professor of English, NUI Galway
•    3.00pm*: Professor Alan Ahearne, Professor of Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

*(local time)

Even if you’re not able to return to your alma mater on the day, why not get together with other alumni on Saturday or during the week to celebrate your shared connections with NUI Galway.

Share too in the great news of NUI Galway’s increase in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. NUI Galway has jumped 53 places on last year’s position; we are now ranked 261st in the world – and third in Ireland.
For more see here

 A special new online graduate worldwide alumni contact map will be live soon at Link up with graduates worldwide. All you need to do is log in by email or with your LinkedIn profile.


1964 50 Year Anniversary Reunion: Friday 10 October

2014 cumann caoga 1964Cumann Caoga Bliain 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner
Friday 10th October, Aula Maxima, NUI Galway
*    Reception 6:00pm
*    Dinner
*    Commemorative Certificate Ceremony for Class of 1964
*    Campus Tours (following day)
€50 per person
For further details and other payment methods
Tel. 091 - 493750


40th, 30th, 25th, 20th & 10th Anniversary Reunion :: 11th October 2014

Galway, 11th October 2013

The Graduating classses of 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004 are invited back to their Alma Mater for a Reunion Anniversary Gathering and Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 11th, 2014.


  • 8K Campus Fun Run and Walk at 10am from Quadrangle. 
  • Reunion Registration, 2pm  (Aula Maxima).
  • Bus Tours of new North Campus and Walking tours of campus from Quadrangle 2.30pm-5:00pm.
  • .

The schedule of events for the evening is as follows:

  • Registration in the College Bar at 7pm
  • Class photos in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • Dinner
  • Music and Dancing to follow
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone 091-493750 for further information.

€50 per person. Click here to book online


Biochemistry Symposium and Reunion :: Thurs 10 July :: NUI Galway

Anniversary Symposium and Gala Dinner
Celebrating 50 Years of Biochemistry at NUI Galway
Thursday July 10th, 2014

Biochemistry is 50 years old at NUI Galway, and a scientific symposium and gala dinner is being held on Thursday July 10th, 2014 to celebrate. All past and current students and staff are invited to attend.

A variety of speakers representing the history of Biochemistry will talk about the influence on their careers and where it has led them.

There will also be a chance to see the new home of Biochemistry in the Bioscience Research Building, and a gala dinner will also be held in the Ardilaun Hotel in the evening.

For further details and to register for any of the events, go to


2014 NUI Galway Midlands Alumni BBQ :: Friday 27 June :: Glasson, Co Westmeath

Midlands BBQ 2014
FRIDAY 27th JUNE FROM 8:00pm
€20 Per Person

Get together and meet up with former classmates and other NUI Galway Midlands graduates
Conversation - Networking - Music 
All NUI Galway Alumni, Friends and Guests Welcome

OR  TELEPHONE 091-­493750


NUI Galway Sports Forum :: Saturday 28 June :: NUI Galway

alumni sports forumNUI Galway Sports Forum :: Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway :: Sat 28 June 10am-1pm

A special forum on sport in NUI Galway and its influence on the wider community in the west of Ireland will be held in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway on Saturday 28 June from 10am-1 pm.

Panellists will include:

  • Gary Keegan: Director, Irish Institute of Sport
  • Neasa Folan: Talent Development Coach, Team GB Rowing 2012
  • Kathy Hynes: Development Officer for Clubs & Participation, NUI Galway
  • Prof Eamonn O'Shea: Manager, Tipperary Senior Hurling Team
  • Olive Loughnane: Olympic Athlete and World Silver Medallist
  • Ollie Daniels: Chairman, Salthill Devon FC
  • Nigel Carolan: Academy Manager, Connacht Rugby
  • Ray Silke: Galway All-Ireland Winning Captain 1998
  • Moderator, Caroline Murphy: Board member, Campus Stadium Ireland,  former senior TV producer, RTÉ Sport
Topics will include
  • The pursuit of excellence working with national sporting  bodies
  • Using scientific expertise and research to benefit athletes and sportspeople
  • Attracting and developing team sports participants
  • The needs of high performers
  • Upgrading facilities and standards of development

Everyone with an interest in the development of sport in the University and in its wider community in the west of Ireland is invited to attend. Please click here to register or telephone 091-493750.


Arts Festival BBQ and Concert :: Friday 18 July :: College Bar Galway

2014 Arts Festival BBQ Imelda MayNUI Galway Alumni Club presents...

A Special Arts Festival Evening...
Join old friends and former classmates for :
in the College Bar

Followed by
Imelda May
in the Festival Big Top

Friday 18 July - BBQ from 6:00pm
Click here to Register - or telephone 091-493750
Max. 2 tickets per graduate


Arts Festival Theatre Evening :: Friday 25 July :: Black Box Galway

ballyturk alumniNUI Galway Alumni Association Arts Festival Theatre Evening

Friday 25th July at 7:00pm
Reception 6:00pm

Tickets €30
All NUI Galway Alumni, Friends and Guests welcome
Max. 2 tickets per alumnus
Click here to book online or telephone 091-493750 by Tuesday 22 July.

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MBA Class of 2004, 10th Anniversary Reunion : Friday 7th November, 2014

Cumann Caoga Bliain 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner
Friday 7th November, 2014, Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Drinks Reception - 7:30pm
Dinner - 8:00pm sharp
Tickets €E45 per person
Partners / Guests Welcome

Click here to register online
or send cheque to Alumni Office, NUI Galway
telephone 091-492721
RSVP Friday 31st October

Please contact hotel directly if accommodation is required