April 2022

May 2022

Date: 9 May 

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited Audience

Booking Details: Contact Josephine Page

Further Details: Click here

Date: 10 & 11 May

Event Type: National symposium - Public event

Booking Details: Contact Joachim Fischer

Date: 29 May

Event Type: Symposium - international audience, pre-registration necessary

Booking Details: Contact Tofail Syed

Further Details: Click here

June 2022

Date: 2 June

Event Type: UL Campus - invited audience

Event Details: Celebrating Practice Education in the School of Allied Health.The School of Allied Health is delighted to host an event to celebrate the contribution from our practice educators and placement partners for a summer barbecue celebration with presentation and guest speaker, Joanne O'Riordan. 

Booking Details: Contact Maria Bowles


Date: 4 June

Event Type: Irish World Academy - Public Event

Event Details: As part of the As I Roved Out conference, join traditional singers from around Ireland, the UK, and beyond for a free concert celebrating communities of song. Guest singers will explore the cultural richness and complex ways in which traditions of songs and singing connect us across place and time.

Booking Details: Contact Kara O'Brien

Further Details: Click here

Date: 8 June

Event Type: UL Campus - Student Event

Event Details: This is a module that will raise student awareness in relation to global issues and concerns that impact on the lives of young people. It will also up-skill them with tools they can use to create a related social media campaign. The students will be guided by UL PhD students acting as facilitators and lecturers and engaged in workshops, panel discussions and a virtual exchange with a US university. The UL summer school module aligns with, and seeks to promote our Ul@50 internationalisation goals  and UN SDGs 4 and 17.

Booking Details: Contact Angela Farrell


Date: 17 June

Event Type: UL Campus - Public Event

Event Details: The WONCA World Rural Health Conference will bring together rural and community healthcare professionals from all corners of the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing rural healthcare. We will hear from experts and presenters from various sectors, including Health, Science, Engineering, the Arts, and NGOs of all shapes and sizes. The conference runs from 17th to 20th June 2022 and registration details can be found on our website.

Booking Details: Contact Kevin O'Connor

Further Details: Click here

Date: 30 June

Event Type: UL Campus - Public Event

Event Details: Sionna’s Song River Walk invites participants to follow the River Shannon as she winds though our campus. Join us on a musical journey to reflect on the transformation and integration of these riverbanks into an institution of knowledge and growth culminating in a celebration at the Irish World Academy.

Booking Details: Contact Ciara Thompson


July 2022

Date: 15, 16 & 17 July

Event Type: King.Johns Castle - Public Event

Event Details: Limerick’s annual summer festival commemorating the Flight of the Wild Geese and celebrating the longstanding friendship between Ireland and France

Booking Details: Contact here

Further Details : https://france-in-midwest-ireland.org/activites/the-limerick-bastille-day-wild-geese-festival/


Date: 25 July

Event Type: UL Campus - International Event - Registration Necessary

Event Details: Flagship event in the global Irish Literary Studies calendar, the conference showcases scholarship across Europe, Japan, the Americas, and beyond. Our theme “Intersectional Irelands” reflects the diversity of recent literary research and the rapid changes in Irish culture this century. The event amplifies literary connections between city and campus communities in research, pedagogy, creative writing, and performance.

Booking Details: Contact Tina O'Toole

Further Details: Click here

August 2022

Date: 24 August

Event Type: UL Campus - invited guests

Further details: Contact Aelish Nagle

September 2022

Micheal O Suilleabhin seated at the piano

Date: 2 September (Dublin) & 3 September (Limerick)

Event Type: Public event - Booking necessary

Event Details: The National Symphony Orchestra, in association with the University of Limerick and in collaboration with the family of the late Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, proudly pays tribute to Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin with Lumen: A Celebration of the Light in Dublin and Limerick in September. Guest soloists include Iarla Ó Lionáird, Mel Mercier, Mike McGoldrick and an ensemble of UL & UCC students, honouring Mícheál’s lasting legacy at both institutions.

Booking Details & further information:  Limerick Click here - Dublin Click here


Date: 15 September - 15 December

Event Type: UL Campus - Internal and External

Booking Details: Contact Deirdre.NiLoingsigh@ul.ie 


Date: 17 & 18 September

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited guests

Booking Details: Contact Neasa O'Donnell


Event: UL Class Reunions

Date: 17 September 2022

Details and booking: https://ulclassreunions2022.eventbrite.ie

Contact: ulaa@ul.ie

Date: 19 September - 22 September

Location: UL Campus

More information: Here and Here

Date: 22 September

Event Type: UL Campus - Public event - Registration necessary

Booking Details: https://checkout.eventcreate.com/25th-anniversary-conference/register-details?oid=a3bff4a2-57d2-491c-b8bf-db1204aa71c7

Contact Person: Gisela.Holfter@ul.ie


Date: 27 September 2022 - 20th May 2023

Event Type: UL Campus - Open to the public

Booking Details: None necessary

Further Details: Click here

Group Bookings form for Exhibition UL50 Exhibition Group Booking Form

Date: 27 September

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited guests

Booking Details: caroline.rafter@ul.ie


Branded UL50 Malachy Browne image

Date: 29 September

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited Guests

Booking Details: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/joining-the-dots-new-frontiers-of-investigative-journalism-tickets-418894935027

Contact Person: henry.silke@ul.ie

Venue: KBG-12 Kemmy Business School 

Time: 19.00 - 21.00

Date: TBC

Booking Details: Contact Neasa O'Donnell


Date: TBC

Booking Details: Contact Andrea Deverell

October 2022

Date: 5 October 2022 - May 2023

Event Type: Public event

Event Details: This exhibition has its origin in the theme of the 2022 Women's History Association of Ireland Conference: "Networks and Communities". Through the development of networks and communities women have been to the forefront of the growth of the University of Limerick over the past fifty-years. This exhibition is an acknowledgment of their work.

Location: Atrium of the Glucksman Library

Contact: martin.walsh@ul.ie


Date: 7 October

Location: ICO Building, UL

Event Details: This one-day conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Centre for Applied Language Studies since its foundation in 1997 by Prof. Angela Chambers. CALS is the largest research centre in FAHSS and represents the interests of faculty and postgraduate student members across three thematic areas: Language Learning and Teaching; Discourse, Society, and Identity; and Language, Culture, and Communication. 

Further information: Here

Date: 11 October

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited Guests

Contact Details: caroline.rafter@ul.ie

Date: 26 October

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: The resident of World Athletics, Lord Sebastian Coe, will launch the Sport and Human Performance Research Centre (SHPRC) on October 26th at the University of Limerick. Pierce O’Callaghan (Head of Competition Management for World Athletics) will host the the annual Pat Duffy lecture which will involve a public interview with Lord Coe. Liam Moggan (Coach Educator and Mentor and Performance Coach) will act as MC for the event.

Location: Kemmy Business School Lecture Theatre

Contact: Rhoda.Sohun@ul.ie 



Date: 29 October

Event Type: Public Event

Booking Details: https://www.uch.ie/event/damhsa-a-world-of-dance/

Contact: Orfhlaith.NiBhriain@ul.ie


November 2022

GALA Week 18th - 25th November

Date: 18 November

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited guests

Event Details: This is the main staff event to mark the fiftieth anniversary year, offering an opportunity to reflect on the last fifty years and what the next decades might hold for UL.  

Booking Details: Contact Caroline Rafter


GALA Week 18th - 25th November

Date: 19 November

Event Type: Castletroy Park Hotel - Invited guests

Event Details: The event will celebrate the accomplishments of our doctoral alumni and highlight the benefits that the award has brought in the course of their respective careers.

Booking Details: Contact Majella O'Connell


Date: 19 November 

Event Details: Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) will host an event to recognise the achievements of our PhD alumni and to launch the UL PhD Alumni Network.

Booking Details: UL PhD Alumni Network Launch

Registration: Register here



GALA Week 18th - 25th November

Date: 21 November

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited guests

Event Details: The University of Limerick Foundation (ULF) is marking UL’s 50th Anniversary with its 50ForFifty Scholarships initiative.  Thanks to the generosity of UL alumni, friends and UL Foundation Board members approximately €1 million has been raised to dateTo express gratitude to those who have contributed, the University of Limerick is holding an event to celebrate these scholarships. The event will be hosted by UL President, Professor Kerstin Mey and UL Provost & Deputy President, Professor Shane Kilcommins.  

Booking Details: Contact Sarah Hartnett

Further Details:  https://issuu.com/uoflfoundation/docs/50forfifty_initiative


Date: 21 November

Event Details: On Monday the 21st of November, a plaque commemorating the opening of NIHE on  27th of September 1972 will be unveiled in the foyer of Plassey House which remembers the 114 founding students who embarked on a journey that changed the face of Irish third-level education forever.


Date: 23 November

Event Type: UL Campus - Public event - Registration necessary

Event Details: The World Academy of Music and Dance are delighted to welcome the Brazilian Ambassador to Ireland, Sr. Marçel Biato to Limerick as part of the UL 50 celebrations.

The Ambassador will convene a panel discussion as part of Rhythms and Rhymes of Resistance, a one-day seminar investigating the use of culture in colonial and post-colonial societies. Speakers include Breandán de Gallaí, Course Director, BA Irish Dance at the IAWMD and Luciano Tosta Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Global & International Studies, school of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas. The afternoon will consist of practical skills workshops in Afro Brazilian Music and Dance, hosted by Simeon Smith (IWAMD) and Alessandra Azevedo (Criola Dance).


The event takes place in Theatre 1, IWAMD, on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Booking Details: Contact Simeon Smith


Date: November 23

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: The Health & Implementation Science & Technology Cluster at University of Limerick is delighted to invite practitioners, policy-makers and researchers to come and connect at this free, one-day face-to-face conference. The aim of the conference is to hear from world renowned experts in the field, and to provide a forum for sharing best practice across the island of Ireland. Keynote speakers include: Dr Sobia Khan, Director of Implementation, Centre for Implementation, Toronto, Canada and Prof Molly Byrne, Director of Health Behaviour Change Research Group, Galway, Ireland.

Further Information: here


GALA Week 18th - 25th November

Date: 24 November

Event Type: UL Campus - Invited guests

Event Details: The concert will feature Grammy winning American singer Rhiannon Giddens who is currently Artist in Residence at the Irish World Academy, along with  Muireann Nic Amhloaibh and the Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform excerpts from Róisín Reimagined, the album she recorded with the ICO in early 2022; a newly-composed piece by Patrick Cassidy - 'Beatha an Scoláire' which was co-commissioned by RTE Lyric FM and UL which will feature Murieann Nic Amhlaoibh, the UL Choir and the ICO, as well as a piece is created by former Riverdance lead and current lecturer at the Irish World Academy Breandán de Gallaí, based on Vivaldi's aria 'Vedro con mio diletto'. It will feature sean nós singers, medieval and baroque song with traditional dance, echoing Academy founder the late Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin's vision -  and celebrating all the music and dance culture of the world equally'. Go to www.uch.ie for more information and tickets

Booking Details: https://www.uch.ie/event/sounding-sionna-a-celebration-of-music-at-ul/


Date: 24 November

Time: 5:30pm 

Location: Bourn Vincent Gallery 

Event Details: Opening on 24 November at 6pm in the Bourn Vincent Gallery, UL,  Journey/Taisteal by Gerry Davis is an exhibition of new paintings and drawings created from his tour of the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.  In this exhibition, the artist transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. He transcends the objective reality of a photographic style of painting and shows the everyday through a uniquely human lens.

Further Details: Contact Yvonne.Davis@ul.ie 

December 2022

Date: 1 December  

Booking Details: Contact Caroline Rafter


Date: 7 December 

Event Type: UL Campus - Staff

Event Details: A celebration of materials at UL for 50 years. At this event we will celebrate all things materials Past, Present and Future. The event will have guest speakers from the original faculty, current research leaders, identified future leaders in research and an insight into the upcoming Materials Science and Engineering course @UL. The days activities will kick off with the Bernal Institute Industry Day and topped off with a celebration of Materials and a networking event for all at UL’s Pavilion.

Booking Details: ray.obrien@ul.ie


Date: 9 December

Location: The Tower Theatre (Theatre 2), Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Event Details: This inaugural refugee and migrant research seminar will provide a platform for networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination of refugee and migrant health research outcomes, through Irish World Music Café methods. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Booking Details: Contact Kathleen.markey@ul.ie 

Date: 14 December

Event Type: Invited GuestsRetired members of Staff

Event Details: The 14th Annual Christmas gathering for Retired members of Staff and Friends of the University.

Location: Strand Hotel Limerick

Booking Details: Contact cayleigh.deignan@ul.ie 


January 2023

Date: 9 January - 11 January

Location: PESS Building

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: Training School for Work Group 4 of the COST Action Determinants of Physical Activity in Settings. 35 attendees (local and international) will attend the three day training event which focuses on harmonisation of data collection. The training event comprises of a mixture of keynote lectures, lectures and practical sessions.

For more information: www.depass.eu
The event is targeted at specific members of the DE-PASS Action

February 2023


Jubilee Avenue

Date: March 6-7

Event Type: Invited guests

Location: North Campus

Event Details: To leave a legacy of the University's 50th Anniversary, 50 trees will be planted on the North side of the campus by members of the campus community. These Dawn Redwood trees will form an Avenue from along the road from the vehicular bridge to the Irish World Academy.

Booking Details: Contact Caroline Rafter


Date: Tuesday 21 March

Time: 7.30pm to 11pm

Location: Student Courtyard UL

Event Type: Internal

Event Details: A night of engagement between the students and staff where staff and students can celebrate UL50 whilst listening to Gavin James

Contact People: Chantelle DeLoughrey/Shauna O’Halloran

For More Information: Eventmaster

Dreams Cover

Date: March 22

Event Type: Invited guests

Event Details: Edited by Joseph O’Connor with Eoin Devereux and Sarah Moore, ‘Dreams’ is a beautiful commemorative book presenting fifty contributions from or about people associated with our university. The writings range from scholarly essays to students’ tweets, through poems and memoirs, from Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Donal Ryan, Paul O’Connell, the Library Café’s ‘Pink Ladies’, President Michael D Higgins, current undergraduates and alumni, valued members of the grounds staff, nurses, researchers and teachers, in a collection reflecting all the vivid diversity of UL life in the early 2020s.

Contact Person: Caroline Rafter

Original illustration by Edison Cai

Date: 23rd March-13th May

Location: Bourn Vincent Gallery

Event Type: Exhibition

Event Details: This public event is a visually engaging exhibition of 50 original illustrations drawn from authentic anecdotes shared by the UL community. The comic-style artwork captures cross-cultural incidents or misunderstandings experienced by students and staff. It celebrates the diversity of the institution’s population and fosters intercultural understanding with humour.

Booking Details: Contact Florence LaBaron-Earle

Original illustration by Edison Cai.


Date: 23 March at 21:00

More information: Registration Link

Booking Details: Contact Neasa O'Donnell


Hello, How Are You? Coffee Morning

Date: March 30th

Time: 10.30 a.m.

Location: Atrium, Foundation Building

Event Type: UL Campus

Event Details: Hello, How Are You? is a campaign about connecting with those around us and engaging in open conversations about mental health. It's about asking the question, "How are you?" with meaning, and really listening to the response.

Limerick Mental Health Association is running the HELLO campaign in order to raise funds to help expand our local services. The campaign breaks down the steps: H.E.L.L.O. (H: Hello E: Engage L: Listen L: Learn and O: Options) which supports people to reach out, say hello and ask how are you?

The coffee morning will help raise donations for the campaign and promote the message of the campaign.

Guest speaker Ian Hackett, Project Manager, Limerick Mental Health Association will be in attendance for the coffee morning for Hello, How Are You?

Come Along On The Day

Donations: Make a Donation - Limerick Mental Health Association



Centre For European Studies

Date: 17 April 2023

Time: 9.00-14.00

Location: Millstream Common Room

Event Type: UL Campus- Internal and External

Event Details: Event to mark 50 years of BA European Studies

The University of Limerick's predecessor, NIHE Limerick, opened it's doors in the academic year 1972/73. It's first (and initially only) Humanities degree, the BA in European Studies, was the new institution's response to Ireland's future in Europe, heralded by the country's entry into the ECC on 1 January 1973.

To mark fifty years of the BA in European Studies at the University o Limerick, now one of the longest-established degree programmes of it's kind in the world, the University is organizing an event to reflect on the past fifty years of European Studies at UL as well as on the future of a field that has become all the more important for Ireland after the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Booking Details: Contact Joachim Fischer

For More Information: UL European Studies at 50 Programme

Save the date

Date: 25 April

Event Type: UL Sustainability Challenge - Public event

Booking Details: Contact Irma Hourigan

Further Details: Click here


Dr Vincent Roche Guest Lecture

Date: 15 May 2023

Time: Refreshments 3.30 pm, lecture 4pm

Location: Main theatre Analog Devices Building

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: Guest lecture by Dr. Vincent Roches, CEO & Chair of Board of Directors of Analog Devices

Contact Details: UL Foundation


Date:  TBC

Duration: 1 Month

Location: TBC

Event type: Internal and External

Event Details: Acting on our commitment to sustainable development, the Centre for Sustainable Futures and Innovation is undertaking a project to envision a regenerative future for UL. The team will work intimately with the community throughout the coming year to imagine our shared future. The vision will be brought to life in an immersive exhibition at the end of 2023.

Exhibition to run for the month of November.


Booking Details: Contact Andrea Deverell


Irish Street Medicine UL

Date:  19-20 May 2023

Location: Main Building

Event Type: Internal and external

Event Details: The 6th Irish Street Medicine Symposium will be held at the University of Limerick Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of May 2023. 

This conference will look at addressing the health needs of some of the most vulnerable groups in Irish society, including people who are homeless, people struggling with addiction, people in prison and vulnerable migrants.

We will bring together health and social care workers, academics, people with lived experience, managers and policy makers to learn from each other in order to try to improve health services.

Research and service improvements' submissions:


For more information: https://www.primarycaresafetynet.ie/2023ismssymposium and School of Medicine

Contact Person: Dr Patrick O' Donnell




Date: 23 May 

Event Details: Celebrate 36 years of Erasmus+ and the European Year of Youth with UL staff, faculty and students and guests from St Pauls National School, Limerick Youth Service and Cork Creative Partnerships, with performances by the IWA. Learn about Erasmus+ and what the European Year of Youth means to our community. 

Booking Details: UL Global 

Ryan Tubridy

Date: 23 May

Location: Glucksman Library 

Event Type: Internal

Event Details: Ryan's visit to UL was in the week of his last Late Late Show and days ahead of his fiftieth birthday, which was fitting as the institution celebrates its own fiftieth anniversary UL50 this year and he was presented with a cake and a number of gifts during his visit. Ryan spoke to staff and students and heard performances by students and faculty at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Ryan broadcasted his show live from the UL campus the following day, where guests included Donal Ryan, Professor Orla Muldoon, Professor Amanda Haynes and Professor Jennifer Schweppe.

For More Information: Click Here

Date: 24 May - 1 June 2023

Time: 24 May 7pm - 10pm

          25 May - 1 June 9am - 6pm

Location: University of Limerick City Campus, Sarsfield Street, Limerick (located next to Sarsfield Bridge)

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: Explore the forefront of product design and architecture at Design@UL50. Design@UL50 showcases innovative designs and cutting-edge architectural works from final-year students and postgraduate researchers across the School of Design. Design@UL50 celebrates creativity and the intersection of technology, innovation, and sustainability.

Contact Person: Merritt Bucholz

International Rugby Experience

Date: 25 May

Time: Starts at 17.30

Location: International Rugby Experience, Limerick 40 O'Connell Street V94 8F78 Limerick

Event Type: Internal and External 

Event Details: UL Alumni invites UL graduates to a unique event at the International Rugby Experience in Limerick on 25 May. The evening includes an immersive tour of the International Rugby Experience, a reception with city views, and updates from special guest UL President Prof Kerstin Mey on the university's future direction and exciting developments. 

Booking Details: Eventbrite (Now Fully Booked)

Contact Person: Lisa McCarthy

Citizens' Assembly

Date: 25 May 2023

Time: 9.00 - 17.00

Location: Engine, Upper Cecil Street, Limerick V94 TN 32Upper Cecil Street, Limerick V94 TN 32

Event Type: Internal and External

Event Details: Shaping our shared future, the University and people of Limerick will join together in a citizens' assembly to identify 4 x projects to help us work towards a more sustainable society.

Faculties in UL will present their top proposals for a sustainable Limerick and the citizens' assembly will vote for 4 x awards of €10,000.

Booking Details: Contact Tracey Gleeson

For More Information:  Click Here

Date: 27 May

Location: UL Campus

Event Type: UL Campus-UL Community

Event Details: An ecumenical service in memory of deceased staff and students featuring music by the staff and students of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, and a reflection Every garden is a blessing... by acclaimed author and UL academic Donal Ryan. The site of this Memorial Garden was carefully chosen in a central but quiet part of the University campus. Located close to Plassey House within a beautiful parkland setting, the garden overlooks the River Shannon with views to Silvermine Mountains to the east. 

Booking Details: Contact Caroline Rafter

Date: May 31st at 3pm

Booking Details: Contact Caroline Rafter