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.

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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)
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‚Äč.com

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