About Us

The 2017 Festival will be the 20th year celebrating Science & Technology at Galway’s Science & Technology Festival. In February, 2017 we sadly lost our Chairman Tom Hyland (RIP), who had been at the forefront of the Festival since it’s inception in 1998 and with the help of his inspiration and drive the Festival has grown to become the largest event as part of National Science Week. Tom will be greatly missed Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The Festival brings shows and workshops to primary and secondary schools throughout Galway City and County engaging the students and nurturing their interest in the STEM subjects.  The final day Exhibition is now the largest Science Exhibition for families in Ireland and a great day out full of entertainment, education and wonder.
This festival could not take place without the generous support of our local companies, education and government agencies who continue to sponsor the festival year on year and to whom we are most grateful.  An event not to be missed – Sunday 26th November at NUI Galway 10am – 6pm

Festival Committee

Noel Treacy:- Founding Patron Paul Mee:- Chairman
Prof Dónal Leech:- (NUI   Galway) – Festival Vice Chairman Conor Clifford:-  (Medtronic) – Treasurer
Anne Casserly:- Administration & Marketing Simon Lenihan:- Coordinator
Committee Members:
Tim Jones – Medtronic Dr Enda O’Connell – NUI Galway
Brendan Smith – DERI Dr Rachel Quinlan – NUI Galway
Liam Brennan – NUI Galway Emer McHugh – NUI Galway
Dr Des Foley – GMIT Aisling O’Connor – Fidelity
Dr Carina Ginty – GMIT Dr Muriel Grenon – NUI Galway
Eddie Dunbar – GMIT Maura Conneally – ISTA
Bríd Seoige – NUI Galway Dee King – ISTA