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MIC Alumni

President of Mary Immaculate College, Prof. Eugene Wall, summed up MIC's desire to foster lasting links with alumni when he said that “individually and collectively, all of our students, both current and graduated, embody our College’s mission - ultimately to make the world a better place through our ideas, our innovations and our engagement. They have the ability to develop and shape ideas that will make a positive and lasting impact on the world”.

Four 2022 MIC Alumni of the Year Awardees holding a #MICAlumni sign.
Alumni News & Events
Alumni News & Events
MIC's newsletter and Alumni Facebook page are good ways to stay in touch

Stay in Touch

As a graduate of MIC you join a community of alumni and we hope that you will stay in touch with us throughout the years.

If you would like to receive news of postgraduate and career opportunities, graduate profiles, and other MIC news items of interest, sign up for our MIC Alumni & Friends e-newsletter.

The MIC Alumni & Friends Facebook page features regular news and updates about alumni and upcoming events. The official MIC social accounts also feature regular posts about current and former students and staff.

Next Alumni Reunion

The next Alumni Reunion will take place in autumn 2023 (date TBC), and will see us welcome back our graduates from the following years: 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018.

The event schedule varies year on year but activities generally include a Meet & Greet with the College President; refreshments; time to mingle and chat; group photos (weather dependent); campus tours and Mass in College Chapel (optional).

You can express your interest in attending the reunion by emailing Alumni@mic.ul.ie or sign up to the MIC Alumni Newsletter.

MIC Alumni Reunion
MIC Alumni Reunion
MIC's annual reunion is a great opportunity to catch up with former classmates
Four alumni holding at MIC College Awards Night 2022 (Pic Brian Arthur)
Alumni Awards 2022
WATCH: MIC Alumni of the Year awards 2022

Alumni of the Year Awards

Four MIC graduates have received an MIC Alumni of the Year award for 2022 in recognition of their achievements in their chosen fields. BBC commissioning editor, Tommy Bulfin; former Irish Rugby captain, Ciara Griffin; RTÉ political correspondent, Micheál Lehane; and Google Ireland’s Director of People Operations, Helen Tynan, were all presented with their awards at the 2022 annual MIC Alumni of the Year Awards Ceremony which took place at the Lime Tree Theatre on MIC’s Limerick campus.

For more about the 2022 awardees, click here.

Let Us Know!

Do you have a recent appointment or achievement you want to share with the College community via social media? The College is always seeking graduates willing to do written/ video testimonials about their experiences at MIC and the benefits of studying here.

Please let us know or express interest by emailing Alumni@mic.ul.ie.

MIC Alumni Library Scheme

If you are a graduate of MIC and wish to borrow books from the College Library, there is a Summer Borrower Scheme. For a refundable fee of €50, you can borrow three books for two weeks from mid-May to the end of August. Terms and Conditions apply.

For more information contact: Userservices@mic.ul.ie or phone +353 61 204370.

Notable Alumni

MIC graduates are making a difference in a vast range of sectors including business, the media, sports, politics, religious affairs and more. Here are a few you might have heard of...

  • Pat McDonagh (businessman & founder of Supermacs)
  • Dr Carmel Naughton (philanthropist)
  • Jacqui Hurley (radio & television sports broadcaster)
  • Éamonn Meehan (former Executive Director of Trócaire)
  • Róisín Meaney (bestselling author)
  • Dáithí Ó Sé (broadcaster)
  • Petula Martyn (reporter & broadcaster)
  • Jim Daly (politician)
  • Micheál Lehane (reporter & broadcaster)
  • Priscilla Lynch (Clinical Editor at the Medical Independent)
  • Máirín Quill (politician)
  • Alphonsus Cullinan (Bishop of Waterford & Lismore)
  • Páidí Ó Lionáird (columnist, broadcaster & now Bhainisteoir Cumarsáide, Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga)
  • Dara Ó Cinnéide (former Kerry footballer & radio broadcaster)
  • Stephen Ryan (music)
  • Tommy Bulfin (television commissioning editor)
  • Tony Killeen (politician)
  • Tomás Ó Sé (former Kerry footballer & broadcaster/newspaper columnist)
  • Eimear O'Mahony (producer/director) 
  • Hildergarde Naughton (politician)
  • Mary O’Neill (Ambassador of Ireland to Tanzania)
  • Cian McCormack (broadcaster)
  • Cathal Crowe (politician)
  • Patrick Donovan (politician)
  • David Quinn MBE (humanitarian)

The College has a strong sporting tradition and is extremely proud to have had countless inter-county GAA players study here, as well as prominent names in rugby (Ciara Griffin), hockey (Róisín Upton) and other disciplines. These include members of Limerick's 2021 All Ireland winning hurling team: Aaron Gillane, Cian Lynch, Declan Hannon, Darragh O'Donovan, Richie English and David Reidy as well as: John Conlon, Colm Galvin and Róisín Looney (Clare GAA); Caoimhe Costelloe (Limerick GAA); Brendan Maher, Ronan Maher, Niall O’Meara, Séamus Kennedy and Julieanne Bourke (Tipperary GAA); Tim O’Mahony, Linda Collins and Orla Finn (Cork GAA); Conor Cooney (Galway GAA); Aoife Murray (Waterford GAA); Róisín Egan (Offaly GAA) and many more.

MIC Alumna of the Year Award 2017
MIC Alumna of the Year Award 2017
Dr Carmel Naughton received the inaugural accolade in recognition of her contribution to society.
Graduate Fiona Cahill sitting in a radio studio and looking at the camera.
Alumni Message to the Class of 2022
Members of MIC's alumni community send congratulations to the graduating Class of 2022
Alumna smiling and laughing.
WATCH: Alumni Reunion 2022
MIC welcomes past graduates back to 2022 Alumni Reunion
1972 class group pictured on the steps outside MIC Limerick Foundation Building at MIC Alumni Reunion 2022.
1967 class group pictured on the steps outside MIC Limerick Foundation Building at MIC Alumni Reunion 2022.
President Eugene Wall pictured with female alumna holding a sign Class of 62 on the steps of MIC foundation building.
President Eugene Wall pictured with female alumna holding a sign Class of 57 on the steps of MIC foundation building.
Pat McDonagh, Roisin Meaney and Professor Eugene Wall holding an #MICAlumni sign.
Prof Eugene Wall, Dáithí Ó Sé, Jacqui Hurley, Éamonn Meehan, and Mary Mitchell O’Connor holding an #MICAlumni sign.

Contact

Ben Sweeney

Communications Executive 

E: Ben.Sweeney@mic.ul.ie