Seeing Stars

At the Science Gallery, Dublin.

Seeing Stars

A graduate of UL’s aeronautical engineering programme, Dr Norah Patten is set to be the first Irish woman in space.

One of just 12 people invited to take part in a unique citizen-astronaut training programme, Ballina woman Dr Norah Patten shares her journey from University of Limerick to the final frontier.

Winning form

By David Burke, B Tech (education) Materials and Construction Technology 2011

When it comes to accolades in the world of GAA, few have managed to scale the heights achieved by UL alumnus and Galway Senior Hurling Captain David Burke:

On the ball

All-Ireland camogie player Julia White reveals how she combines career with competition.

They say there’s no ‘I’ in team, but looking after your personal wellbeing is key to success for your club. Finding the time, however, is another matter.

This is the situation that many of our GAA players find themselves in: working to make a living while reaching the top of a highly competitive, amateur sport, and still trying to have a personal life.

Talking About My Generation

Just how different is the college experience for the new generation of scholars? We spoke to four University of Limerick alumni families to find out.

The Collinses


I was born in Limerick and with my mam being a widow, studying close to home was the only way I could afford it.

Help For Those Who Need it Most

Finding Refuge

An asylum seeker reveals how a Sanctuary Scholarship from University of Limerick is set to change her life.


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Seeing Stars

At Dunsink Observatory.

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Norah and astro granny from Planet Zebunar take to the skies for the High-G training at Project PoSSUM.

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In the mock up of the Automated Transfer Vehicle at the European Space Agency European Astronaut Centre in Cologne Germany.

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