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”.
Alumni Reunion 2019
On Saturday 5 October, Mary Immaculate College opened its doors as it welcomed back over 200 of its past students for the annual Alumni Reunion.
This year’s Alumni Reunion celebrated the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.
Taking place in the revamped Halla, graduates reminisced about their days spent at Mary Immaculate College sharing stories of their time there.
An exhibition detailing life on campus from the early years of the 20th century up to the present day evoked many memories and attendees remarked on the many changes that have taken place at MIC since they graduated.
President of MIC, Professor Eugene Wall, said,“It was an honour to welcome back our past students for the Alumni Reunion. These graduates from 1949 to 2014 embody our mission to make the world a better place. They have been outstanding representatives for the College and have paved the way for our current students. They have left a lasting impact on the lives of many. We are grateful for their contributions to society and we are proud to count them amongst our Alumni.”
For the full gallery of photos from the Alumni Reunion, click here.
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.