Do You Remember...the Anti-Nuclear Concerts at Carnsore Point?

The late 1970s witnessed the birth of a countrywide environmental movement based on opposition to the Irish government’s proposals to build Ireland’s first nuclear power station which was to be located at Carnsore Point in Wexford

The oil crisis of 1973 was the catalyst for this policy. Anti-nuclear groups spring up across the country to campaign against this decision with many members drawn from third level colleges. Students from UCG joined this new anti-nuclear movement including members of the UCG Friends of the Earth.


Environmentalists organised a series of highly successful concerts at Carnsore Point from 1978 to 1981 that featured many of the country’s top folk and rock musicians including Christy Moore, Barry Moore, Clannad and Andy Irvine.

Do You Remember...DANCING AT THE INTERNATIONAL NIGHTCLUB IN SALTHILL?

The International nightclub was a small dark underground club in the middle of Salthill village. But nevertheless it was amongst the top three clubs in Salthill for students in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

November 30th Reunion! Only Days Away!


Start time will be 1.30pm with a teas/coffee reception in front of the Larmor Theatre.
Please register at http://www.nuigalway.ie/alumni-friends/reunion/


Do you remember...SCIENCE SOCIETY TOUR IN 1977(?) TO AVONMORE CREAMERY?


Do You Remember...THIRD ARTS' SOCCER TEAM, 1977-1978


Hubert McDermott Lecture- One of the Highlights of UCG Reunion on Nov 30th!


Professor Hubert McDermott, of the most popular academics ever to grace the halls of UCG, will give a talk on his 'life at the university' at 4.30pm on Saturday November 30th.

This talk will be delivered in the humourous and illuminating style that is characteristic of Hubert!


Be there!

'Big G' Disco Returns to Galway for Nov 30th UCG Reunion!

Gerry Sexton, the most exuberant of disc jockeys in the late 1970s and early 1980s, returns to Galway on November 30th to present his unique music show at the 1978-1981 UCG Reunion. 

With his 'ration of passion' disco extravaganza, Gerry brought a smile on everyone's face that danced the night away to the sounds of Boney M, Sweet, Showaddywaddy, Mud, Bee Gees, Suzi Quatro, Beatles, Ottawan, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer...