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”.
Mary Immaculate College is inviting its past students back to the College on Saturday 5 October for the annual Alumni Reunion. This year the College will celebrate those who graduated in 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.
Taking place in The Halla at MIC from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, the Alumni Reunion is the College's largest event for graduates and a great opportunity to reminisce with former classmates and network with other Alumni. As the College has undergone significant expansion and development over the years and now counts a student population of over 5,000, the Alumni Reunion will give graduates the opportunity to tour the campus to see the many changes that have taken place since they graduated.
President of MIC, Professor Eugene Wall, will be in attendance to welcome the returning Alumni. Refreshments will be provided on the day and mass will also be celebrated in the College Chapel at 4.30pm (optional).
An exhibition featuring old photos of the College, extracts from Mary Immaculate College Yearbooks and Student Magazines, as well as the St John's Bible and more will all be on display. If you have any photos that you would like to share, please do let us know by emailing Alumni@mic.ul.ie or bring them with you to the Reunion. Professional group photographs will also be taken on the day.
If you wish to attend the event, please email Alumni@mic.ul.ie to book your place. Please provide your name, programme from which you graduated from and the year in which you graduated.
See the MIC Alumni & Friends Facebook page for more.
Stay in Touch
MIC is glad to hear from our past graduates and there are a number of ways to engage with the College.
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.
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 call +353 61 204370
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)
- Alphonsus Cullinan (Bishop of Waterford & Lismore)
- Dáithí Ó Sé (broadcaster)
- Jim Daly (politician)
- Micheál Lehane (reporter & broadcaster)
- Máirín Quill (politician)
- Páidí Ó Lionáird (columnist & broadcaster)
- Dara Ó Cinnéide (former Kerry footballer & radio broadcaster)
- Stephen Ryan (music)
- Tommy Bulfin (television commissioning editor)
- Tony Killeen (politician)
- Eimear O'Mahony (producer/director, RTÉ)
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, hockey and other disciplines.