University of Galway Alumni Awards 2023

Award Winners

The Alumni Awards recognises the achievements of individual alumni and showcase the diverse ways in which University of Galway graduates have contributed to society. Whether in the arts, sciences, business, politics, or other fields, the alumni awards programme highlights the important role that University of Galway alumni have played in shaping Ireland and the wider world.

First initiated in 2000, the alumni awards have grown to include 133 awardees who have gone on to make significant contributions. Previous winners include notable figures such as President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, Ireland’s first female Attorney General, Máire Whelan; Irish Olympians, Olive Loughnane and Paul Hession, and actors Marie Mullen and Nicola Coughlan.

University of Galway has always been known for its commitment to academic excellence and nurturing some of the brightest minds in the world. University of Galway alumni have not only become successful in their careers but also serve as excellent role models for the University. They embody the core values of the University - respect in our actions, excellence in our world, openness in our outlook and sustainability in our approach and inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.

When is the 2023 Alumni Awards Gala Banquet?

The 2023 Alumni Award Winners will be presented at the Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on 16th June, 2023 in the Bailey Allen Hall, Univesity of Galway. For more details, please contact us at

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