The 40th and 50th Anniversary Reunions take place in November and May each year. Please contact us for further information on these events.
The BEng Class of 1977 celebrated their own milestone year and joined us on campus on Saturday, September 30th. We welcomed Áine Brazil, US Board Member, back to her alma mater to celebrate with former classmates and go on their very own trip down memory lane! The group also met with current engineering students for a tour of the Engineering Building with special thanks to Áodh D'alton. Celebrations continued in the College Bar for dinner, refreshments and a chance for the Class of 1977 to catch up again. Thanks to Gerry Hanley and Brendan Mulligan, BEng '77, for their huge input in getting the class back together for this very special event.
The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 80,000 graduates worldwide. The Alumni Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, including President Michael D. Higgins, Olympian Olive Loughnane, Rugby great Ciarán FitzGerald, RTÉ broadcaster Sean O’Rourke, Attorney General Máire Whelan, Former Creganna CEO, Helen Ryan and Tony Award-winning actress, Marie Mullen.
The winners of the six alumni awards at Gala 2017:
Alumni Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies sponsored by Galway University Foundation - Mike McCormack, Irish novelist and short story writer.
Alumni Award for Business and Commerce sponsored by Bank of Ireland
- Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia.
Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Government – sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn
Dr Tom Courtney, Corporate Partner in Arthur Cox.
Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology – sponsored by AIB
Anne Marie Farrell, Head of Behavioural Economics Research Global SMB Marketing, Google.
Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences – sponsored by Medtronic
Dr Eileen Naughten, Retired Consultant Paediatrician.
Joint Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport – sponsored by Bank of Ireland
- Dr Eoghan Clifford, Paralympic medal winner and NUI Galway Lecturer
- Dr Deirdre Mongan, Paralympic Athlete