Miscellaneous information that might be of interest to ex-Digital employees. Suggestions welcome.

Opening of Galway plant

On September 19th 2018, RTÉ Archives published a story to mark the 45th anniversary of the opening of the Digital plant in 1973. See it here:

Illustrated talk on Galway’s Digital Heritage

Join Brendan Smith, curator of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland at NUI Galway, as he looks at the city’s proud technology heritage whilst providing a fascinating insight into some of the more iconic IT equipment used and sometimes produced in Galway over the last five decades.

When: Saturday 24 February 2018, 2.30-3.30pm

Where: Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade House, Merchants Road Lower. See in Google Maps.

Monthly coffee mornings

An informal coffee morning for former Digital employees takes place in the Hunstman Inn between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm on the first Thursday of every month. All are welcome.

Memorabilia Project

HP in Galway have initiated a Memorabilia Project to create an archive of materials relating to Digital in general and Digital Galway in particular. If you have anything you would like to donate – for example, hardware, manuals, marketing collateral, or photographs – please contact

Next event

Many of the people who attended the Gathering event, and many who were unable to attend, have asked about the possibility of another event being planned. There are no firm plans at the moment but if you’d like to be kept informed, please contact us and we’ll add you to our mailing list.


In memory of Ronnie Conlon

Liam Ferrie’s review of the Gathering event

42-year-old Galway computer comes back to life! – blog article by Brendan Smith of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland.

Oh, what a night! – review of the Tops Reunion event 2010

Digital & Engineering in the West — from the Institute of Engineers in Ireland website

Case study: Seventeen years after the Digital closure, new doors open in Galway — from the Financial Times, November 2, 2010

Digital Equipment Corporation Wikipedia entry

Google Books References to Digital in Galway from the book Digital Equipment Corporation (MA) Images of America by Alan R. Earls. You can also find it on


DEC Alumni Facebook group

DEC Connection

Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College