About the UL Alumni Awards 

Since 2006, Alumni Awards have been presented to UL's most accomplished, innovative, inspiring, creative and influential alumni.

UL Graduates continue to make enormous contributions via their chosen life paths and their achievements reflect enormously well on their alma mater. At a special event every year, Alumni Awards are presented to UL graduates who have made an outstanding contribution in any of the following spheres:

  • Science & Technology
  • Cultural/Arts
  • Business
  • Academic
  • Societal/Humanitarian
  • Sport
  • Other

The 15th Annual UL Alumni Awards Gala Dinner was held on 19 November 2022 at the Castletroy Park Hotel. The annual awards, hosted by UL Alumni, celebrate the achievements of outstanding graduates.

The 2022 Alumni Award Recipients are:

  • Ms Imelda Hurley – BBS 1994 - Outstanding Contribution/Business
  • Col Colm Doyle – MA International Studies 1994 - Outstanding Contribution/Humanitarian
  • Ms Linda Ledger – Dip Project Management 2012 - Outstanding Contribution/Society

To read more about the evening please click here.

Click here to view a slideshow of images from the 2022 UL Alumni Awards.

To view profiles of all previous UL Alumni Awards Recipients click here

Nominations for the 2022 UL Alumni Awards are now closed.


  • Graduates of the University of Limerick.
  • Graduates of the National Institute of Higher Education, Limerick.
  • Graduates who received an NUI award but studied at the University of Limerick for a period of  time as part of the programme of study for which the award was granted by the NUI.
  • Graduates of Thomond College of Education.
  • Graduates of the National College of Physical Education.
  • Graduates of MIC who receive University of Limerick awards.
  • Graduates of St. Patrick's College, Thurles who receive University of Limerick awards.
  • Graduates with an award arising from an * accredited programme, and any others having been granted an Honorary Degree therefrom.


Note: an * Accredited Programme means (i) a programme of study which has been accredited by the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA), Dublin, in accordance with their procedures or (ii) in respect of some graduates conferred at the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, in 1977, a programme of study accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI), or (iii) the University of Limerick or any other statutory appointed Authority having jurisdiction to confer awards on any persons who successfully completed accredited programmes of study at the educational institutions herein noted in this and the foregoing paragraph.