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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



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.


Alumni Awards 2013


A celebration of the achievements of NUI Galway's alumni took place in the Bailey Allen Hall on March 9th with special guest An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD. Over 450 people gathered for the 13th Annual Gala Banquet, a glamorous occasion hosted by MC on the night Gráinne Seoige. Among the guests were alumni, staff, students and friends of the University.

The centrepiece of the night was the presentation of the Alumni Awards to:
Dr Mary D'Alton, MD, Willard C. Rappleye Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Columbia's College and Surgeons, who received the award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences sponsored by Medtronic;
Adrian Jones, Managing Director, Principal Investment Area, Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs, who received the award for Business, Public Policy and Law sponsored by Bank of Ireland
Dr Seamus Kavanagh, Vice-President Global Innovation and Technology Development, Hollister Incorporated, who received the award for Science sponsored by ARAMARK;
Joyce McGreevy, author and a Supervising Editor for the Academic Division of National Geographic who received the award for Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies sponsored by AIB; and
Hugh O'Donnell, Saipem S.p.A. Deputy CEO and COO Drilling who received the award for Engineering and Informatics sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Speaking at the event, incoming Chair of the NUI Galway Alumni Association Board, RTÉ broadcaster Sean O'Rourke remarked: "Is there an institution in the world which surpasses NUI Galway for the affection it holds in the hearts of its alumni? All over the world you will find our graduates making a contribution in great ways and small."


Gerry Kilcommins BTech 1983
Mike Conroy BE 1984
Dr Brian Moran BE 1980, MEngSc 1982
Finian O’Sullivan BSc 1976
John Ryan Physics and Mathematics 1962-1965
Paddy & Tom Coffey BE 1967/1969
Noel Fogarty BE 1984, HDip in Eng 1989
Anne Butler BE 1976
Tom Costello BE 1979
John McGowan BE 1970
Áine Brazil BE 1977
Eamon Corcoran BE 1971

Máire Whelan BA 1978, LLB 1980
Gabriel D’Arcy BSc 1981
Margaret Sweeney BComm 1981
Mike Higgins BComm 1982

Brian Joyce BA 1962, BComm 1962, HDipEd 1963
Irial Finan BComm 1977
Maria Mahon BComm 1990
Declan Kelly BA 1989
Dr Ronan Lambe BSc 1959, MSc 1963, PhD 1976
Pádraig Ó Céidigh BComm 1978
Hugh Friel BComm 1966, HDip Ed 1967
Michael Maloney BA 1985

Professor Tim O'Brien MB BCH BAO 1975
Dr Brian Griffin MB BCH BAO 1979
Professor Rose Anne Kenny MB BCh BAO 1977, BAO 1986
Professor Michael O’Brien MB, BCh, BAO 1971, BSc 1973
Dr Frank Giles MB, BCh, BAO 1982, MD 2003
Professor Pat Gullane MB, BCh, BAO 1970
Professor Donald McDonnell BSc 1983
Professor Orla Conneely BSc 1977, MSc 1981, PhD 1983
Professor Fred Given MB, BCh, BAO 1967, MCh 1981
Professor Maurice Manning BSc 1957
Dr Luke Clancy BSc 1963, MB, BCh, BAO 1966
Dr Jerry Cowley MB, BCh, BAO 1976

Marie Mullen BA 1974 MA (h.c.) 1999
John Walshe BA 1968, HDip in Ed 1969
Gerard Donovan BA 1983, MA 1988
Dr Brendan O’Connor BSc 1982, PhD 1985
Julian Gough BA 1988
Seán O’Rourke BA 1977
Dr Pat Wallace BA 1969
John Coll BSc 1979
Michael D. Higgins BA 1965, BComm 1966
Sean McGinley BA 1976
Eddie Lenihan BA 1973, HDipEd 1975, MA 1978
Formerly the AIB Award for Literature, Communications and the Arts
Award sponsored by Hewlett-Packard from 2000–2004

Dr John Hegarty PhD 1976
Seamus Brennan BComm 1968, BA 1969
Brian O’Donnell BA 1974, LLB 1976
Her Honour, Judge Mary Faherty BA 1982, LLB 1984
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier BA 1964
Dr Eamonn Hall LLB 1974
HE Seán O’hUiginn BA 1966

Peadar Mac an Iomaire BA 1966, MA 1979
Pádraig Ó hAoláin LLB 1985
Pádraig Ó Ceithearnaigh HDip in Education 1976
Grainne Seoige BA 1995 HDip Applied Communications 1996
Mairéad Ní Nuadháin BA 1974
Máire Mhic Uidhir BA 1969, HDip in Education 1970
Daithí Mac Cárthaigh BA 1989, MA 1995, LLB 1996
Pádraig Feirtéar BSc 1974, ATO 1975, MSc 1977

Professor Fergal O'Gara BSc 1971, PhD 1974
Dr Paul Duffy BSc 1986, PhD 1992
Dr Catherine Caulfield BSc 1976, HDip in Ed 1977, PhD 2008
Dr Peter Heffernan BSc 1981, MSc 1986
Dr Reg Shaw BSc 1971, PhD 1974
Professor Frank Gannon BSc 1970
Professor Frank Imbusch BSc 1956, MSc 1958
Professor Emer Colleran BSc 1967, PhD 1971

Colm Murray BA 1972
Ciarán FitzGerald BComm 1973
Joe McDonagh BA Celtic Studies 1974, HDip in Ed 1978

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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.


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
  • Address by the Registrar and Deputy President,  An tOllamh Nollaig Mac Congáil
  • Dinner
  • Music and Dancing to follow
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

Telephone 091-493750 for further information.

€50 per person. Click here to book online


1964 50 Year Anniversary Reunion: Friday 10 October

cumann caoga 2013Cumann 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