The NUI Galway Alumni Awards
Recognising excellence and achievements among the university’s 100,000+ graduates worldwide, the NUI Galway Alumni Awards – now in its 20th year – drew more than 500 attendees, dressed in their finery, to the Bailey Allen Hall to toast this year’s winners. The red carpet was rolled out for a champagne reception with a performance by Macnas before everyone sat down to dinner and MC for the evening Gráinne Seoige – a previous awardee herself – kicked off the proceedings. Journalist and RTÉ London correspondent Fiona Mitchell, aviation entrepreneur Dómhnal Slattery, senior counsel and jurist Grainne McMorrow, cancer scientist Dr John Lyons, surgeon and clinical educator Dr Ronan Waldron, journalist and broadcaster Póilín Ní Chiaráin, and sports medicine pioneer Dr Mick Molloy joined the list of distinguished honorees, which includes President Michael D Higgins. As if that weren’t enough, guests were treated to a performance by Paddy Casey.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARTINA REGAN