50th Anniversary Reunion

Our long-anticipated and pandemic-delayed 50th anniversary reunion event to celebrate 50 years since the arrival of DIGITAL in Galway in 1971 took place over the weekend of May 7th/8th 2022.

The reunion dinner on May 7th, preceded by a remembrance ceremony in honour of deceased colleagues, was attended by over 260 people from around the world. The event was a huge success and the organising committee has received a lot of positive feedback and thank-you emails for which we are extremely grateful.

On May 8th, we unveiled a plaque to the memory of Digital founder Ken Olsen and acknowledging the four people who made up the startup team that began Digital’s journey in Galway back in 1971 – Cy Kendrick, Paul McGaunn, Mike Mulqueen and Bruce Ryan. The plaque was unveiled by Bruce Ryan who travelled from the US for the occasion.

You can see some photos of the events by clicking on the links below.


Photos from the 50th anniversary reunion dinner at the Ardilaun Hotel on May 7th 2022.

Plaque unveiling

Photos from the plaque unveiling at the Circle of Life park in Salthill on May 8th 2022.

Computer Museum visit

Photos from the Computer Museum visits on May 7th and 8th 2022


The reunion also featured on the front page of the Connacht Tribune on May 13th, 2022.

A memorial to colleagues who have passed away, as former Digital staff gathered for the 50th anniversary of the company’s arrival into Ballybrit, in the Ardilaun Hotel. Photo: Joe O’Shaughnessy.