What we do

There are many, many reasons you should join An Cumann Staire – NUI Galway’s History Society. It could be the best decision you take in your university life.

An Cumann Staire(formerly the History Society) is a student history society in the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is one of over a hundred active societies at the Galway campus. The society is one of the oldest and most prostigious in the university having been founded in 1951. An Cumann Staire is affiliated with the Irish History Students’ Association and International Students of History Association. A number of activities are ran by the society both social and academic, namely, lectures given by guest speakers, table quizzes, social nights out, film showings, and conference organisation and attendance.We also normally organise a national and international trip each year for our members. In previous years have explored the histories of Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Poland and Turkey amongst others .

The NUIG Arts Ball is also ran by the society each February which is  the highlight of the student calender and has been the largest society ball in Ireland with a record 1,700 students in attendance in 2011.

An Cumann Staire is one of the oldest and most active societies in the university. We have plans to make this our biggest and most successful year in our history; make sure to be a part of it!

You can become a member of An Cumann Staire on Socs Day in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down and have a chat with one of our members. You can also sign up or renew your membership(which is completely free) via YourSpace