Galway Golf Outing

2012alumnigolforanmore Friday 8th June, 2011 ¦ 3-5pm
€25 Per Person

  • Open to all NUI Galway / UCG Graduates and Friends
  • Tee-times 3–5pm
  • Singles Stableford Format - GUI Members can also participate in Club Open Competition
  • Book Individually or in Groups of two, three or four
  • Entry Fee €25

Click here to Register Online

Further Information, Máire Aherne,
Alumni Office 091-­492721,


Annual Dinner for Graduates and Friends of Irish Universities Brussels

brussels annual dinner 2012 The Hotel (formerly the Hilton)
Boulevard de Waterloo 38, B-1000 Brussels,
7:30pm,  Thursday  7th  June,  2012

Guest Speaker
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD

Tickets €69 per person
Please RSVP by 21 May 2012

Click here to book online or tel. +353 91 493750


Midlands Alumni BBQ

GROGAN'S, Glasson, Co Westmeath,
Midlands BBQ 2012 Friday 25th May at 9:00pm
€20 Per Person

All Alumni and Friends of NUI Galway Welcome!

RSVP by Tuesday 23rd May
Click Here to Register or telephone Máire on 091-492721

Glasson Golf Club :: 6:30pm - €15pp.
To book for golf, telephone John O'Meara on 087-2903160

Tour of National Museum of Ireland

Dublin, Saturday April 28th, 2012

national museum tourNUI Galway Dublin Alumni Group presents..

My favourite things...

A Tour of The National Museum of Ireland
with retiring Director Dr Pat Wallace, BA 1969, PhD.

The tour will place on Saturday 28th of April at 11:00am

Alumni and friends welcome

Booking necessary:

Click here to register online

or telephone Máire Aherne on 091-492721


Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion

archway169NUI Galway, Saturday April 21st, 2012

The Class of 1962 50-Year Reunion Celebration will take place in Galway on Saturday 21st of April, 2012.

The programme will include a reception in the Quadrangle, featuring a photo exhibition from the early sixties, this will be followed by a guided tour of the campus. Later that evening there will be a Reunion Dinner in the Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square (formerly The Great Southern).

Tickets (€40) are available from the Alumni Office, NUI Galway or by contacting Máire Aherne at 091-492721 or by email at alumni@nuigalway.ie.

Further details, programme of events and online booking available here.

Recent events

Dublin Christmas Gathering 2011 DUBLIN
Dublin Alumni Christmas Gathering
Wednesday, 14th December, 6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, D2

Dublin Alumni Club Chairman, Sean O'Rourke BA 1977, LLD 2011, invited all Dublin based Alumni to  a Christmas Alumni Gathering on Wednesday, 14th December, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, in the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Carols, Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and Light Refreshments featured!

Special Guest
Pat Rabbitte TD
BA 1970, HDip in Ed 1972, LLB 1977
Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources



Galway Christmas Gathering 2011 GALWAY
Christmas Gathering in NUI Galway
Friday, 16th December, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Quadrangle, NUI Galway

NUI Galway Alumni Club held its annual Christmas Gathering on Friday 16th December in the Quadrangle, NUI Galway. NUI Galway's Choral Society provided the ideal festive background with some beautiful carols.


Recent events

Seanad Éireann Candidates' Debate

The Davenport Hotel, Dublin was the venue on Tuesday 12th April, for a lively debate between Rónán Mullen and Donncha O'Connell, the two NUI Galway alumni senate candidates.

Moderator for the night was Harry McGee of The Irish Times and the event was MC'd by Cillian Fennell.

Defence Forces Officers’ Dinner with new Chief of Staff

Almost 100 alumni, including many serving or retired Defence Forces officers, celebrated the recent appointment of fellow graduate Seán McCann, BComm 1974, to the Chief of Staff of the Forces at a very special dinner in the Officers’ Mess, McKee Barracks, Dublin.

Click here to see the short video of the event which took place on 24 February 2011.

Tour of TG4 

20 alumni and friends were taken on an exciting behind the scenes tour of the TG4 studios in Baile na hAbhann. Programme Editor Tomás Ó Síocháin, BCorpLaw 1996, HDipAppComms 1997 and LLB 2004, guided the groups both in English and in Irish demonstrating where and how some of the various TG4 programmes are produced.

View our Flickr page photos

Business Information Systems Reunion

The first BSc BIS alumni gathering took place in Dublin on the 10th of March 2001. The programme first graduated students in 2006 and there are now over 100 NUI Galway BSc BIS graduates. The evening included a conversation with Karl Flannery, BSc 1982, Entrepreneur and CEO of Storm Technology.

New England Alumni Club presents...A Night at the Theater

On a very snowy February evening in Boston, 70 alumni and friends of NUI Galway attended a cocktail party sponsored by the Galway University Foundation before attending a performance of Druid Theatre Company's "Cripple of Inishmaan" performed at Boston’s Paramount Center at Emerson College.

(L-R) Michele Kennerly, Niamh McDermott, James McDermott, Shaun Mahony

Pan Alumni Networking Events in Spain

Pan Alumni Networking Events in Spain on Thursday January 19th 2012

The Irish Embassy in Madrid and the Spanish Irish Business Network are pleased to announce that Pan Alumni networking events will take place simultaneously this year on 19th January in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Marbella and Valencia.  All events will kick off at 20.30.

Graduates of all Irish universities are invited to get together to meet like-minded people and bring along friends who also have an affinity for Ireland.  The profile will be mixed: people who have lived in Spain for years and are very settled, as well as newer arrivals and also others temporarily passing through, with everyone paying for their own food and drink.  

James Joyce Irish Pub, Alcalá 59 (Metro Banco de España) www.jamesjoycemadrid.com
Contact: Emma Naismith (Emma.Naismith@gmail.com

Scobie's Irish Pub, Ronda de la Universidad, 8 -  http://scobiesirishpub.com
Contact: Patrick Bohan (Patrick.Bohan@gmail.com

The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, 6 – https://www.facebook.com/TheDublinersBilbao
Contact: David Fogarty (david.fogarty@ehu.es

The Claddagh Bar, Avda. Arias Maldonado, (Skoll Apartments) http://thecladdaghirishbar.com
Contact: Finola Sloyan (finola@costadelsolevents.com

Finnegan’s, Plaza de la Reina.
Contact: Mairead O'Coineen Huurman (mairead@livevalencia​.com

 SIBN website: http://www.embassyofireland.es/home/index.aspx?id=74652


Upcoming Events

Alumni Awards Gala - Save the Date!

NUI Galway Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

NUI Galway's annual Alumni Awards Gala will take place in the Bailey Allen Hall on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. For booking information contact Catherine Conroy 091 492972 / catherine.conroy@nuigalway.ie or book online here

Engineering Building Tour

engineering building NUI Galway, Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

A tour of NUI Galway's new Engineering Building will place on Saturday 3rd of March at 11am and is open to all alumni and friends. The building is one of the most advanced in the world and has been designed to be a teaching tool in itself, with exposed construction techniques and an array of ecological building methods.

Click here to register online by Wednesday March 1st

Midlands Alumni Club Launch

midlands club launch poster Athlone, 13th March, 2012

The NUI Galway Alumni Midlands Club will hold a launch and get-together on Tuesday 13th of March at 8:30pm in Custume Barracks, Athlone.

The event will be hosted by Colonel Ger Aherne BA 1975, LLM 2003, OC 4 Western Brigade.

All NUI Galway graduates and friends are invited to attend.

Events planned by the club include, lectures, social gatherings and networking activities.

Registration Necessary. RSVP by Thursday 8th of March.

Click here to register online or contact Máire Aherne on 091-492721.

BSc Business Information Systems Reunion - SAVE THE DATE!

bisreunion371 Dublin, Friday March 9th, 2012

The second BSc Business Information Systems Reunion will take place in the Camden Court Hotel, Lr. Camden St., Dublin 2 at 7pm on Friday 9th of March. Keynote Address by Michael O'Dwyer, Senior Partner Bearingpoint Consulting.

Click here to register online or contact Ann Marie Curran on 091-495064 / annmarie.curran@nuigalway.ie by Tuesday 6th of March.


James Joyce Concert

2012joyceconcert Thursday 14th June at 6:30pm


with classical guitarist JOHN FEELEY and PROF FRAN O'ROURKE

NUI Galway Dublin presents a pre-Bloomsday recital on James Joyce’s newly restored guitar by Ireland’s leading classical guitarist, John Feeley with NUI Galway graduate, Joyce enthusiast and musician, Prof Fran O’Rourke (BA 1971, MA 1981).
A reception will follow the recital.

Limited Tickets (€10). Maximum 1 guest per graduate.

Click here to book online or tel. 091-492721


Evening of Conversation with Leading New York Times Columnist in Mayo

Maureen DowdTurlough Park House, Castlebar, Co Mayo
6:30pm, Monday, 25 June 2012

NUI Galway in association with Mayo County Council is delighted to announce an ‘Evening of Conversation’ with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and journalist and author Niall O'Dowd.  The special event will take place on Monday, 25 June at 6:30pm at the Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo and coincides with Maureen Dowd’s conferral with an honorary degree by NUI Galway later in the week. The event will be followed by a Civic Reception honouring Ms Dowd who traces her Irish heritage to Co. Clare and Co. Mayo, from where her mother’s family, the Meenehans of Ballinrobe, emigrated.

Click here to RSVP or contact the Alumni Office on 091-492721 :: alumni@nuigalway.ie


DruidMurphy :: Conversations on a Homecoming, Mon 23 July

druidmurphy169Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Monday 23rd July :: Reception 7:00pm, Play 8:00pm

Part of Druid's three-cycle series celebrating one of Ireland's most respected dramatists, Tom Murphy.

County Galway, West of ireland, 1970s. Even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns from New York and has a reunion with old friends, in that same pub 'The White House'.

Reception for Alumni and friends before play followed by a meeting with the cast afterwards.

Special Alumni Rate: €23 - available to Alumni and Friends

Click here to Book online by credit card or telephone the Alumni Office 091-492721


Volvo Ocean Race Alumni Family Day :: Sunday 8th July

Galway VolvoNUI Galway Pavilion, Volvo Global Village, South Park, Galway
3-6PM :: Sunday 8th July 2012

Come along to the NUI Galway Pavilion in the Volvo Global Village in South Park on Sunday 8th of July.

Reconnect with the University, update your contact details and take part in the interactive exhibits and demonstrations suitable for all ages.

In the Ideas Lab see NUI Galway's 3D View of the Universe, demonstrations and talks on goal line technology, wind and ocean energy, car technology, breast cancer detection techniques, smartphone technology, computer modelling of coastal waters.

The Exploration Zone will have interactive demos and exhibitions including footage from underwater expeditions, marine creasters and touch tanks, seaweed exploration, Frog TV, Oceanographic equipment, kitchen chemistry.

In the Creatvity Zone view some fun creativity exhibits including film sets and films from our Film School, archive exhibits and drama.

The Innovation Zone has exhibits and displays on the lates medical technologies, information technology, energy and the environment, and engineering the future.

In the Global Zone, try out the global business simulation game.


Alumni Arts Festival Night Out, Thursday 19th July

College Bar NUI Galway & Galway Arts Festival Big Top
Galway Arts Festival OffersThursday 19th July, 7:30pm

Galway Arts Festival Big Top Night Out at "Chic"

Join NUI Galway Alumni and friends for a special 'Chic' pre-concert reception in the College Bar. Afterwards cross directly to the Galway Arts Festival Big Top via the new foot-bridge linking the University to Fisheries Field.

• 1 Ticket to Chic Festival Big Top, 19th July
• 2 Festival Big Top Drinks vouchers
• Pre–show NUI Galway Alumni reception in College Bar
• €40

Click here to book your ticket for Thurs. 19th!
Or contact the Alumni Office on 091-492721 / alumni@nuigalway.ie

* 2 Complimentary Tickets to selected shows and events
* 1 Complimentary Festival T-shirt or Poster
* Invitation to opening of Visual Arts Programme
* 1 Drinks Voucher for Festival Big Top
* Festival Club Membership
* Regular Festival updates and offers
* Only E€100

Join GAF Alumni Club

Offers available until 30 June, 2012. Subject to availability.


Annual Alumni Golf Outing, Mullingar, 21st September, 2012

2011 Alumni Golf OutingMullingar Golf Club
Friday 21st September, 2012

• Open to all NUI Galway Graduates and Guests
• Singles Stableford Mixed Competition
• Tee-times 1-3pm, Dinner and Prizegiving 7:30pm
• Book Individually or in Groups of Two, Three, or Four
• Entry Fee E€40 - includes Green Fees and Steak Dinner - Booking necessary


or  book by phone with Colm O'Dwyer,  Alumni Office on 091-493750


DruidMurphy :: Conversations on a Homecoming, Tuesday 2nd October

druidmurphy169Gaeity Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 2nd October:: Reception from 6:30pm, Play 7:30pm

Druid Theatre Company's production of Tom Murphy's Conversations on a Homecoming will be performed in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin on Tuesday 2nd October.

An Alumni Reception will take place at the venue from 6:30pm with the play beginning at 7:30pm.

A special Alumni Rate of €32 is available to NUI Galway alumni and friends. Limited number of tickets is available!

Click here to Book online by credit card or telephone the Alumni Office on 091-493750 for other payment methods.

Click here for reviews


1972 and 1982 - 30 and 40 Year Reunions

Galway, Saturday 20th October, 2012

The graduating classes of 1972 and 1982 will celebrate the 30th and 40th Anniversaries of their graduation in Galway on Saturday 20th of October, 2012.

The day will feature an afternoon reception in the Quadrangle and a tour of the campus. Later that evening there will be reunion dinner and dance in the Meyrick (Great Southern) Hotel, Eyre Square.

Tickets cost €40 per person and can be booked online by credit card.

For further details, contact Colm O'Dwyer in the Alumni Office on 091-493750, alumni@nuigalway.ie

RSVP Date Extended!


1987 and 1992 - 20 and 25 Year Reunions

Galway, Saturday 10th November, 2012

The graduating classes of 1987 and 1992 will celebrate the 20th and 25th Anniversaries of their graduation in Galway on Saturday 10th November, 2012.

The day will feature an afternoon reception in the Quadrangle and a tour of the campus. Later that evening there will be reunion dinner and dance in the Meyrick (Great Southern) Hotel, Eyre Square.

Tickets cost €40 per person and can be booked online by credit card.

For further details, contact Colm O'Dwyer in the Alumni Office on 091-493750, alumni@nuigalway.ie

RSVP Deadline extended November 7th!


Dublin Alumni Club Christmas Gathering

House of lordsHouse of Lords, Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2.
6-8PM, Tuesday 18th December

- Carols - Mince Pies - Mulled Wine - Light Refreshments -

SPECIAL GUEST Cilian Fennell
"Telling Stories - Part of what we are"

Cilian Fennell, BSc 1988, is a veteran TV producer, commentator and adviser who has worked with many prominent figures in Irish entertainment, business and politics in recent decades.

Alumni, Friends and Guests Welcome. REGISTRATION NECESSARY

Click here to register or telephone the Alumni Office on 091-493750 by Monday 17th of December

Special Request!
Any choristers, singers, former members of Choral Soc., etc!
If you would like to be part of the Alumni carol group on the night, please contact John Coll on 086-8225030 or johndcoll@eircom.net


NUI Galway Alumni Club Christmas Gathering

2012 galway alumni christmas gatheringAula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway
5:30-8:30PM, Thursday, 20th December

Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway
5:30-8:30pm, Thurs. 20th December

  • Carols by St Patrick's Brass Band
  • Meet up with old friends - make new ones!
  • Mince Pies - Mulled Wine - Light Refreshments

Free Event. Alumni, Friends and Guests Welcome. Registration Necessary.

Click here to register online
or Tel. 091-493750 by Wed., Dec. 19th


Dramsoc Centenary Dinner

Galway, Saturday 17th November, 2012
As part of Dramsoc's 100th anniversary celebrations, a Centenary Dinner to celebrate 100 years of Dramsoc in NUI Galway will be held in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

Where: Galway Bay Hotel
When: Saturday 17th November, 2012
Time: Wine Reception at 7.00pm
Ticket price: €50

Click here to book online by credit card

For laser or other payment methods, telephone 091-494270


From Powerless to Powerful in Seven Days

padraigomaille 169NUI Galway, Thursday 31 January, 2013

NUI Galway Alumni Club presents...

"From Powerless to Powerful in Seven Days"
With Pádraic Ó Máille BComm 1982

(please note new venue)
Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research
NUI Galway

7:30pm, Thursday 31 January
The Ryan Instutute is the building 200m directly across from the entrance of the Quadrangle




NUI Galway Alumni Awards 2013

Galway, Saturday 9th March, 2013a


The 2013 NUI Galway Alumni Awards will be presented at the annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, 9 March, 2013. The Gala Banquet will again be held in the Bailey Allen Wing located in Áras na Mac Léinn on campus.

The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.

The Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of 74 outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, including, for example, Michael D. Higgins, Ciarán FitzGerald, Sean O’Rourke, Professor Frank Gannon, Dr Luke Clancy and Gráinne Seoige.

For ticket and booking information contact Emma Goode at the Alumni Office on 091-492721, email emma.goode@nuigalway.ie or book online by credit card here


DruidMurphy - A Whistle in the Dark - (Galway)

druidmurphy pictureTown Hall Theatre, Galway, Tuesday 16th April
NUI Galway Alumni Club presents...

Druid’s Production of
By Tom Murphy Directed by Garry Hynes

Reception 7:15pm followed by Play at 8:00pm
€22.50 Per Person (max 1 guest per graduate)

Click here to book online by credit card
or Telephone 091-493750 by Friday 12 April.


1960s and 1970s Rugby Reunion

rugbyballGalway, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April
NUI Galway Rugby club players from the 60’s and 70’s will return to their alma mater for a reunion get-together on Friday 19th, and Saturday 20th of April.

There will be an informal get-together on Friday the 19th of November in the College Bar in the University. There will also be golf and/or a tour of Galway during the day.

On the following day, Saturday 20th of April, there will be a tour of the University and that night the highlight of the weekend will feature a reunion dinner in the Ardilaun Hotel (click here to book for reunion dinner).

Schedule of Events
Friday 19th April
AM: Golf or Galway Tour
PM: Open
6:00pm Reception at NUI Galway College Bar.
An illustrated talk will be delivered by Tom Kenny on “Galway Then & Now”

Saturday 20th April
10:30am Meet at NUI Galway Quadrangle
Tour of the college facilities
Lunch available in college restaurant

7:30pm Reunion Dinner at the Ardilaun Hotel  - €60 p/p
Click here to book online or telephone 091-493750

info@theardilaunhotel.ie or telephone 091 521433
B&B Per person sharing €60. Single supplement €20

reservations@salthill.com or telephone 091 522711 Double/Twin €109. Single room €75

For further information contact any of the following on the organising committee
Mike Broderick mfbroderick@eircom.net
Steve Cunningham steve@scunningham.ie
Willie O’Flynn wcoflynn@gmail.com
Billy Herterich drbillydherterich@gmail.com
Billy Glynn mbglynn@yahoo.ie
Johnny Greally johngreally@galwayclinic.com
Mick Roche michaelproche2000@yahoo.com
NUI Galway Alumni Office alumni@nuigalway.ie


DruidMurphy - A Whistle in the Dark - (Dublin)

druidmurphy pictureGaiety Theatre, Dublin, Tuesday 30th April
NUI Galway Dublin Alumni Club presents...

Druid’s Production of
By Tom Murphy Directed by Garry Hynes

Reception 6:30pm followed by Play at 7:30pm
€36 Per Person (max 1 guest per graduate)

Click here to book online by credit card
or Telephone 091-493750 by Friday 26 April.


San Francisco Alumni Gathering - Thursday 16 May

golden gate bridgeGalway University Foundation invites Alumni and Friends of NUI Galway, in the San Francisco area and beyond, to a reception in honor of Dr. James J. Browne, President of National University of Ireland, Galway

on Thursday, 16th May, 2013, 6:30PM
at the Residence of Moyra Malone
736 Arlington Road, Redwood City, CA 94062

Moyra Malone, Noreen King

Music: Aryeh Frankfurter: Celtic Harp

RSVP: By May 10th
(650) 787-1380 or moyramalone@gmail.com


European Universities Conference, NUI Galway May 22-24

Coimbra, a network of 40 long-established, multidisciplinary European universities, will hold its annual conference in NUI Galway from May 22-24 and will address the theme of creativity, research and innovation in universities.
The Conference Symposium will take place from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Friday 24 May in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway.

Speakers to address the Symposium are:
  • Dr Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland;
  • Máire Geoghegan Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science;
  • Professor Carol Becker, Dean of the Arts, Columbia University, New York;
  • Professor Joep Leerssen, Universiteit van Amsterdam; and
  • Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland.
The event will be live streamed from 9.30am, please click here to view and enter “255” for Conference ID.


NUI Galway/GMIT Kayak Club Reunion - Galway, Sat. 8th June

kayak club nui galwayNUIG/GMIT KAYAK CLUB REUNION :: Saturday, 8th June 2013

NUIG/GMIT Kayak Club, Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir
1:00 pm – set-up / meet and greet
2:00 pm – paddle upriver / spin downriver
4:00 pm – polo “all-in” @ canal basin
5:30 pm – breakup to go and put on glad rags

Galway Rowing Club, Waterside, Woodquay :: 7.30 p.m. 'til late

Hot Buffet Dinner, Music & Craic.
Online ticket purchasing no longer available, but tickets (€25) still available in River Deep Mountain High, Middle St. Galway Tel (091) 563938 or Phone Neasa Donnellan (086) 8207076. For further information, check out Facebook page: NUIG/GMIT Kayak Club Reunion.


NUI Galway Alumni Golf Outing :: Friday 7th June, Galway

Galway Bay Golf Club, Oranmore, Galway

Friday, 7th June 2013

Open to all NUI Galway Graduates, Guests and Friends



30 Years in Conflict Zones : Dublin, Tuesday 25th June

conflict zone lectureNUI Galway Dublin Alumni Club presents...

From the Middle East to Africa via The Balkans  - Three decades on overseas duties (UN, NATO, EU, OSCE)

Brigadier General Ger Aherne (BA 1975, LLM 2003)
Current Military Commander, EU Training Mission, Somalia

7:30pm, Tuesday 25th June
9, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin2

Alumni, Friends and Guests Welcome

Registration necessary - Please RSVP by Friday June 21st

Click here to book online or Telephone 091-493750

Dress Code: Jackets required - no jeans / runners


Arts Festival BBQ & Imelda May Concert : Galway, Friday 26th July

Imelda May PosterNUI 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 26 July - BBQ from 6:00pm



Mayo v Tyrone Semi-Final Breakfast Brunch / Panel Discussion :: 25 August 2013

all ireland semi final event 2013NUI Galway Alumni Association presents...

Mayo V Tyrone All-Ireland Semi-Final Brunch and Panel Discussion

Sunday 25th August, 11am
Gresham hotel, Dublin

Guest Panel
John O’Mahony, John Maughan, Mike Finnerty.
MC Gavin Jennings, RTE.

NUI Galway Alumni and Friends Welcome

Limited tickets - €10 (includes brunch) BOOKING NECESSARY

Telephone 091-493750





All-Ireland Brunch & Panel Discussion :: Dublin, 22 Sept 2013

Mayo V DublinMayo v Dublin All-Ireland Final
Breakfast Brunch / Panel Discussion

Gresham Hotel, 11am, Sunday 22 September

In what promises to be the game of the season between the two best teams in the country, a panel of graduates, including John O'Mahony and John Maughan, as well as other special guests will discuss Mayo's chances of All-Ireland glory against Dublin.

NUI Galway Alumni and friends welcome.

The event starts at 11 am. Tickets cost €15 and full breakast is included.



1978-1981 Reunion, NUI Galway, Saturday November 30, 2013

7881 Reunion1978-1981 Reunion - Saturday 30th November, 2013

Graduates of 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 are invited to a class reunion in NUI Galway on Saturday 30th of November.

Events will include a re-enactment of Lit & Deb, a talk by Professor Hubert McDermott, Disco, Guider Tours of the University, Irish Music Seisium and a 70s Disco Night with Big G. Plus more!

Tickets €45 per person.

Click here to book online

Further details here

Programme of Events

Saturday November 30th
1.30pm Teas/Coffees Reception: in the Concourse (in front of Larmor Theatre)
2.05pm UCG v. NUIG Lit ‘n’ Deb Challenge
3.15pm Lecture: Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter, ‘Ambiguous Republic, Ireland in the 1970s’
4.15pm Intermission
4.35pm Lecture: Prof. Hubert McDermott
5.35pm Presentation of ‘UCG Life in late 1970s/early 1980s’
9.00pm Seisiún in the College Bar
9.30pm Music & Food Buffet, College Bar.
Entertainment includes ‘Big G’ (Gerry Sexton) 70’s Disco

Sunday December 1st
12.00pm Guided Tour of the NUIG campus


The Dead - The Galway Connection - A Talk by Professor Hubert McDermott
NUI Galway, Monday 9th December, 2013

poster for talk on the dead by hubert mcdermottNUI Galway Alumni Club Presents...

The Dead - The Galway Connection
A talk on the Galway connections in James Joyce’s greatest short story by


Monday, 9th December
The Quadrangle, NUI Galway
Reception 7:30pm, Talk at 8:00pm

Alumni, Friends and Guests welcome. Free event but registration required.
tel. 091-492721



Alumni Club Christmas Gathering :: Dublin, Thursday 12th Dec.

NUI Galway Dublin Christmas 2013NUI Galway Dublin Alumni Club Annual Christmas Gathering

Thursday 12th December, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club
9, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Come along and to join with us for our annual Christmas Gathering. Meet up with former classmates and other graduates for a special NUI Galway celebration.
  • Special Guest, An Tánaiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, BA 1976
  • Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Canapés

€15 per person. Alumni, Friends and Guests welcome. Booking Necessary. Dress Code: Jacket Required.

RSVP online here or telephone 091-492721 by Tuesday 10th December


Alumni Christhas Gathering : NUI Galway, Thurs Dec. 19th

nui galway christmas event 2013Galway Alumni Club presents...
Annual Alumni Christmas Gathering

Thurs. 19th December, 5:30pm–8:00pm
Staff Club, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway

All alumni are invited to join with us and meet up with former classmates for a Christmas Gathering with refresments, mince pies, carols!

Alumni, Friends and Family Welcome
Free event but booking required

Click here to Register online
or telephone 091-492721 by Wed 18 December


NUI Galway Deloitte Economic Forum :: Dublin, Monday 20th January 2014


A Business Forum moderated by Harry McGee of The Irish Times

Economic perspectives from the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway:

Dr Alan Ahearne
Head of Economics, JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway; Board Member, Central Bank of Ireland; Former Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve.

Professor John McHale
Established Professor of Economics, JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway; Chairman, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council; Independent Member, National Economic and Social Council.

Industry and Political perspectives from:

Brendan Jennings Managing Partner, Deloitte; Pat Rabbitte TD Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Michael McNicholas CEO, Bord Gáis
The National Concert Hall Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Monday, 20th January, 2014.
Registration 6:00pm. Forum 6:30pm. Post-event Networking Reception 8:00pm.

Booking Necessary: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE or telephone 091-492721. RSVP by Thursday 16th January.


Brisbane and Sydney Alumni Events :: Wed 28 May, Fri 30 May

Join us for an evening reception, hosted by President of NUI Galway, Dr Jim Browne, to meet and socialise with fellow graduates and friends in Brisbane and Sydney.

6pm, Stamford Plaza Hotel
Cnr. Edward and Margaret Sts, Brisbane

6pm, Westin Hotel
1 Martin Place, Sydney


2014 NUI Galway Alumni Golf Outing

Friday 6th June, 2014 ¦ 3-5pm
€30 Per Person

  • Open to all NUI Galway / UCG Graduates and Friends
  • Tee-times 3–5pm
  • Book Individually or in Groups of two, three or four
  • Entry Fee €30

Click here to Register Online

Further Information,
Alumni Office 091-­493750,


NUI Galway Students' Union 50th Anniversary Reunion :: Galway, Sat. 7th June

All past and present NUI Galway Students' Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as NUI Galway Students’ Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014.

Former Students’ Union Presidents include President Michael D Higgins, Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore.

Tickets are €15 which includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you have any queries about the event or would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event - with photos or words - please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or phone 091 493704 ASAP!



NUI Gaway Donegal Alumni Club Launch :: Thursday 6th March, Letterkenny

donegal alumni launchLaunch of the NUI Gaway Donegal Alumni Club

Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny
7:30pm, Thursday 6th March

Inaugural networking and social event for all NUI Galway Graduates

Come along and meet up with former classmastes, NUI Galway staff and graduates from all over Donegal.

Key Address
Networking through the Digital Revolution
Joanne Sweeney-Burke BA 2000, HDip 2001, MA 2003

All NUI Galway Alumni and friends welcome

To register, please click here

or telephone 091-493750 / email alumni@nuigalway.ie for more information


Cherishing all the Children?  :: Wednesday 9th April, Dublin

cherishing all the children7:30pm :: Wednesday 9th April, 2014
Stephen's Green Hibernian Club, 9, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

An Interview with
Judge Yvonne Murphy
Chairperson, Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (Murphy Report) 2009, Chairperson, Commission of Investigation into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne 2011, former Circuit Court Judge.

Norah Gibbons
Chairperson, Child and Family Agency, Member Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse 2000-2009 (Ryan Report), Former Director of Advocacy, Barnardos.

Presented by Mairéad Ní Nuadháin, RTÉ

Booking Necessary. RSVP by Friday, 4th April. BOOK ONLINE HERE or by Telephone at 091-492721

Alumni and guests welcome. Dress Code: No Jeans. Jacket Required.


Michael Davitt Museum Tour and Lunch :: Saturday 26th April

Davitt Museum Tour11am :: Saturday 26th April, 2014
Michael Davitt Museum, Sráide, Foxford, Co Mayo

Pre-tour talk with
Bernard O'Hara BComm 1979, MBA 1980, LLB 1985

Author of
Davitt: Irish Patriot and Father of the Land League

€10 per person (includes light lunch)

An ideal opportunity to meet with other Mayo-based (and further afield) Galway graduates.

Click here to book online
or Telephone 091-492721 by Thursday, 24th April
Alumni, Guests and Friends Welcome


Alumni Awards and Gala Banquet 2014 :: Saturday 1st March, 2014

Nui Galway Gala 2014MC, Gráinne Seoige :: Guest Speaker, Sean O’Rourke, RTÉ

The evening will feature a five course meal and will be followed by dancing with Keith McDonald and band

For ticket and booking information contact the Alumni Office 091-492972 or email catherine.conroy@nuigalway.ie

Single tickets and tables of 10 or 12 available

The winners of the five alumni awards to be presented at Gala 2014:

Alumni Award for Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies sponsored by AIB
Norah Gibbons, Chairperson, Child and Family Agency.

Alumni Award for Business, Public Policy and Law – sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Helen Ryan, Former CEO and Non-Executive Director of Creganna-Tactx Medical.

Alumni Award for Engineering and Informatics – sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Michael McNicholas, CEO, Bord Gáis.

Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – sponsored by Medtronic
Professor Ray Dolan, Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London and Head of the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology, London.

Alumni Award for Science – sponsored by Aramark
Professor Gerard Jennings, Emeritus Professor, School of Physics, NUI Galway and former Director of the Environmental Change Institute, NUI Galway.

For ticket and booking information contact the Alumni Office on 091-492972 or email catherine.conroy@nuigalway.ie or book online here. Single tickets and tables of 10 or 12 available.