50Voices/50Years is a year long project to capture the range of experience and insights in the UL community. Staff, students, alumni, researchers, industry partners - everyone has a unique take on what makes UL special. Each month, a new selection of voices will feature. Let us know what you think: fiftyyears@ul.ie


"It's been a wonderful experience ...my professors have done a wonderful job."

"We used to come down in the summer when we were off school to go swimming in front of Plassey House..."

"The University has inspired me to do more, and achieve more than I probably thought I could..."


"And it was great to have a thousand people laughing as opposed to being in stress in that area..."

"That took us to the higher level of participation in the college’s competitions, we weren’t allowed to participate with other universities prior to ‘89 ..."


"you hear people saying do something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life well I never worked a day in my life..."

"Attending UL for me as a Limerick person it’s one of the proudest things I have done..."

"I made great friends here. I had a great time. It was a tiny, tiny institution..."

"UL gave me a lot of self-confidence which was not only education, but the self-confidence gave me a lot which helped me where I am..."


"They say UL is a place of firsts and I hope that it won’t be the last..."

"And you know having the river dividing both sides of campus its beautiful..."

"And we were told that there would be a university here some day. And indeed there was..."