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)
Contact: Emma Naismith (

Scobie's Irish Pub, Ronda de la Universidad, 8 -
Contact: Patrick Bohan (

The Dubliners, Plaza Moyua, 6 –
Contact: David Fogarty (

The Claddagh Bar, Avda. Arias Maldonado, (Skoll Apartments)
Contact: Finola Sloyan (

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

 SIBN website:



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 ::


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 /

* 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


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 or book online by credit card here


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 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 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

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 or book online here. Single tickets and tables of 10 or 12 available.


Donegal v Dublin Semi-Final Breakfast Brunch / Panel Discussion :: 31 August 2014

2014 all ireland semi finalNUI Galway Alumni Association presents...

Donegal V Dublin All-Ireland Semi-Final Brunch and Panel Discussion

Sunday 31st August, 11am
Gresham hotel, Dublin

Guest Panel
Martin Carney, Tommy Carr.
MC Marty Morrissey, RTE.

NUI Galway Alumni and Friends Welcome

Tickets - €15 (includes brunch) BOOKING NECESSARY

Click here to book online or Telephone 091-493750



Croke Park Skyline Tour and Museum Visit :: 20 September  2014

2014 Croke Park TourNUI Galway Alumni Association presents...


Croke Park, Saturday 20th September, 2:00pm

Join other NUI Galway graduates and friends for a special Alumni tour of Croke Park's famous Rooftop Skyline and visit the Croke Park Museum

Panoramic Views of the City
*  5 Viewing Platforms
*  Over 0.6km Long
*  17 Storeys high
*  History of the Area and Croke Park
*  Croke Park Museum Visit

All NUI Galway Alumni and Friends Welcome - Special Alumni Rate - €15 - Limited Tickets

Click Here to Book Online or Tel. 091-493750
RSVP Thursday 18th September


Donegal v Kerry All Ireland Final Breakfast Brunch / Panel Discussion :: 21 September  2014

donegal v kerryNUI Galway Alumni Association presents...

Donegal V Kerry All-Ireland Final Brunch and Panel Discussion

Sunday 21 September, 11am
Gresham hotel, Dublin

Guest Panel
Martin Carney, Eoin Liston.
MC Gavin Jennings, RTE.

All NUI Galway Alumni and Friends Welcome

Tickets - €15 (includes brunch) or tables of 10 (€150) BOOKING NECESSARY

Click here to book online or Telephone 091-493750

RSVP Friday 19th September





NUI Galway Class of 1974 MBA/MIE Reunion.
Wednesday 17th of September, 2014.
3:00pm Reception in Aula Maxima, followed by tour of University.
7:30pm Dinner in Salthill Hotel
Guest Speaker: Helen Ryan, Director and Former CEO Creganna-Tactx Medical
Tickets €50 Book online here or by cheque to Alumni Office, NUI Galway.


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

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.


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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