In the News



RTÉ Radio 1

Dr Anthony Grehan of The Ryan Institute at NUI Galway talks about the international research project being led by the University. To listen to the podcast click here

Friday, 13 Jul 2012


Newstalk Podcast 

Chris McLaughlin, Vice President of External Affairs for Inmarsat talks about the media crew members on board each boat. To listen to the podcast click here

Monday, 9 Jul 2012

 Michael D Higgins

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins finds Alma Mater in Global Village

The relocation of NUI Galway’s Quadrangle to the Global Village last week, created somewhat of a stir locally where the University created a partial replica of its Quadrangle building, to front its Pavilion at the Global Village during the Volvo Ocean Race.  NUI Galway graduate and now President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins paid a special visit to see for himself how his Alma Mater looked in South Park. Read More

Wednesday, 4 July 2012
 Volvo Deri App.

NUI Galway's DERI launches the Official Volvo Ocean Race Festival App

The Official 'Volvo Ocean Race Festival Galway' App is now available for download. The free app is a must for all visitors to Galway during the festival which begins on 30 June, providing maps, a full festival programme and lots of visitor informaiton about Galway City. Read More

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Galway Pirate Treasure Hunt

NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute is helping Galway Community to raise funds in a fun, and innovative way. The two organisations have teamed up to organise a pirate treasure hunt with a difference for the Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway, June 30th – July 8th. Read more.

Monday, 11 June 2012
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Career Opportunity in Extreme Sports

To celebrate the end of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race which finishes in Galway on 3 July, Inmarsat , the race technology partner, and the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway will present a major lecture on the successful delivery of ‘extreme sailing brought to life 24/7’ by the cameraman onboard each boat. Read more.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


NUI Galway Support First Student Entry in 2012
Round Ireland Yacht Race

A crew of NUI Galway students and graduates are, for the first time ever, entering this year’s Round Ireland sailing race. The race is a 1400km non-stop circumnaviagtion of Ireland by sea. The NUI Galway crew, ten in total, is one of the youngest teams to ever compete in the event. Read more.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Galway Signs up to Welcome 700,000 Visitors for
8-Day Volvo Ocean Race Festival

More than 500 volunteers have signed up to help out when the Volvo Ocean Race – the largest sporting event to hit Ireland this year and watched by 2 billion viewers worldwide – crosses the finish line in Galway in July. Read more.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
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NUI Galway Student Named Assistant Co-ordinator
for Volunteers for Volvo Ocean Race

Sheila Dunleavy, who designed and developed the Operational procedures for the Volvo Ocean Race as her final-year project at NUI Galway, has secured a paid position as Assistant Co-ordinator for Volunteers. Sheila from Claregalway, Co. Galway, has just completed her Degree in Project and Construction Management at NUI Galway.