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UCD Golden & Diamond Jubilee Reunion 2021 (Classes of 1961 & 1971)

Thursday , 16 September 2021 - 19:00

Join alumni from the classes of 1961 & 1971 as we mark this milestone anniversary.


Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, we are unable to host our usual celebrations at O'Reilly Hall on campus which is currently being used as a vaccination centre.

The reimagined virtual celebration takes place on Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 7pm. Featuring alumni from the Classes of 61 and 71 in conversation and reminiscing with former broadcaster and arts manager, Doireann Ní Bhriain (BA 1970, HDip Ed 1971), widely known for presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 amongst many other presenting and broadcasting roles.


Take a trip down memory lane with:


Dr Tony Scott                      Tony is co-founder of the Young Scientist Exhibition amongst many other achievements

(BSc Class of 1961) 


Charles Lysaght                Charles is a qualified barrister at King's Inns (Dublin) and Lincoln's Inn (London) a former educator, keen 

(BA Class of 1961)                cricketer and Colmunist        


Éanna Ní Lamhna              Éanna is an Irish biologist, environmental consultant, radio and TV presenter, author and educator

(BSc Class of 1971) 


 As well as messages from Frances Fitzgerald MEP, BSocSci inArts, Class of 1971 and Dr Desmond Green, BE in Chemical engineering, Class of 1961.


Enjoy a showreel of alumni memories and hear from UCD President, Professor Andrew Deeks who will join the celebrations. As is customary, the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin will close the event.


There is no registration fee for this event however, if you are interested in making a donation towards supporting UCD students who have been unable to support themselves through summer and part-time work due to the pandemic, please contact Evan Shinkwin at or on +353 1 716 1406. You can also donate online - click here for more information.


If you have any questions, send us an email at


We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 16th September at 7pm.