Seisiún Mór!

The great
Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh
(of 'De Dannan' & 'Arcady' fame)
& Sean Ryan
will be joining the bould Eamon Behan
& friends

at the Seisiún Mor in the College Bar from 6pm.

We are advising all would-be attendees for the Nov 7th Reunion to book your tickets with the Alumni Office asap for what promises to be an exciting schedule of fun-packed events!
Contact Colm O'Dwyer Alumni Office at 091 493750 or email:
Motion for the Lit 'n' Deb re-enactment on Nov 7th

That This House Believes That You
Cannot Trust Anyone Over 50 Years Old!
For: Joe Rice & Ronan Tynan
Against: Tom Cassidy & Benny Irwin (photo left)

P.S. Thanks to Maria O'Malley for the motion

Remembering their behaviour
as students
while attending UCG,
a very anxious

Hubert McDermott
surveys his notes for his lecture to the graduates attending the Nov 7th Reunion on the topic of
Finnegan's Wake

The following of our friends from UCG days have confirmed their attendance for the November 7th 2009 Reunion:
Brien Allen, Maeliosa Stafford, Maria O'Malley, Sinead O'Neill, Bernie Mannion, Mary McGwynn, Mary Logan, Jonah Sullivan, Speedie Smith, Oliver Foley, Tom Cassidy, Joe Rice, Eileen Mahoney, Eileen Keary, Mary Flanagan, Mary Murphy, Linda Gillen Byrne, Emer Dyar, Victor Laing, Hubert McDermott, , Joyce McGreevy, Margaret Mary Amond, Kevin Byrne, Catherine Hickey, Peadar O'Maoileoin, Maeve McDonogh, Seamus Gilroy, Eamon Brennan, Eamon Behan, Grainne McMorrow, Riona Hughes, Liz Cassidy, Maura Henderson, Jim Browne (NUIG President), Gerry Sexton, Gerry Humphries, Sean McGovern, Ursula Killeen, Maria Silke, Brigid Broekhoven, Cepta Mannion (ex-SU Travel Office), John Loftus, Martin Ridge, Fidelma Dunne O'Higgins, Eugenia Kelly, Enda O'Reilly, Mike McArdle, Paul Clarke, Kathy de Hora, Charlie Byrne, Ann Freeley, Mary King, Cepta Clifford, Mick Brougham, Ann O'Meara, Liam Breathnach, Sheila Moroney, Karena Doyle, David O'Malley, Tom Costello, Billy Moyles, Ailbhe O'Flaherty, John Mulcahy, Alibhe Mulcahy, Donie O'Keefe, Norrie Nugent, Mary Durnin, John Durnin, Kyran O'Gorman, Charlie McBride, Benny Irwin, Brendan Doheny, Stephen O'Grady, Mary Dundon, Dave Niland, Celestine Rowland, Bartley Fannin, Una Byrne, Eugene Scanlan, Liz White, Mike Hanley, Ronan Tynan, Breda Brennan, Annette Burke, Richard Burke, Ger Clarke, John Coll, Noel Fleming, Brendan Fogarty, Padhraic Harris, Mary Heaney, Mary Irwin, Anne Kenny, Gerard Moyles, Brendan Murray, Jackie O'Dowd, Bernadette McAleer, Una Tierney, Mary Keaveney, Tadhg Kenny, Maureen Joyce, Mary Johnson, Patrick Lanham, Barbara Loftus, Carmel McCarthy, Mary Mulligan, Stephen O'Grady, John Fitzpatrick, Caroline Graham, Edel Cleary, Bernadette Lally, John Morgan, Colm Finnegan, Martin Ludden, Anne Freely, John Cunningham, Brian Hanney, Gina Roche, Carole Harte, Deirdre Cunningham, Elizabeth Fahy, Paul Gannon, Brenda Murphy, Catherine Hennelly, Mary Johnston, Mary Mulligan, Nora Neary, Mary O'Hara, Liam Smyth, Mary Corbett, James Harrold, Ultan de Burca, Cora Stack, Sean McEoin, Robert Duffy, Edward Fahey, Margaret Geraghty, Muriel Fahey, Eddie Munnelly & Breda Dowling, Eleanor Geoghegan, David Jackson, Kathleen Turley, Helen Murray, Donal Downes, Fergal Hassett & Kevin Connolly.
If your name is not on this list & you will be attending, please email asap. Likewise, if you also know of others that intend to be there, please forward details.
Míle Buíochas

Leaving Behind a Lasting & Valuable Legacy to our old Alma Mater
Even though they were in 3 different countries, Joe Rice, Joyce McGreevy & Speedie earlier this week held an Online Video (brainstorming) Conference via Skype to discuss ways that the graduates assembling for the November 7th Reunion could create something innovative and different that would form a lasting contribution to NUI Galway and to society.
It was agreed that Joyce & Joe would co-chair a short informal forum at the winter gathering whereby participants could present ideas on how this could be achieved. This would allow people from all backgrounds, experiences and expertise to debate the possibilities and methods on producing some lasting and beneficial legacy which could vary from sponsoring a research scholarship, publishing a thematic book or fund-raising for a worthy cause.

Out of Fun, the Goodness will Come!
Many graduates were inspired by the fact that our fun-packed light-hearted 2008 Reunion produced a surplus that provided houses for poor indigenous communities in Honduras through a current NUIG student/staff volunteer programme known as 'Habitat for Humanity'. So much so that they wanted us to build on the 'feel-good' factor generated and come up with further schemes that could help make a positive difference to people's lives in the college and elsewhere.

No comments: