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Black Tie Gala for Galway Student Sub Aqua Club

9th November 2012
Black Tie Gala for Galway Student Sub Aqua Club

#DIVING - Dry suits and SCUBA gear were swapped for tuxedos and ballgowns recently as the NUIG/GMIT Sub Aqua celebrated its 50th anniversary ball at the Galway Bay Hotel.

Guest speakers on the night of dinner and dancing included as Professor Paul Ryan, Irish Underwater Council president Richard Thorn, Christie O’Toole and current club diving officer and captain Cian McFadden shared their memories and appreciation for the club.

The evening also featured a fundraising raffle with prizes such as a Pathfiner watch worth €300, donated by Richard Quinn Jewellers, and two days driving and accommodation for two in Antrim courtesy of Aquaholics.

The celebrations came just weeks after the club officially launched its new RIB - named Alice Perry - at a ceremony in NUI Galway, as previously reported on

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