Universities in Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin
University College Cork
University of Limerick
National University of Ireland Galway
  • Maynooth University
    Dublin City University
    Technological University Dublin
    Munster Technological University
    Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands West
    Atlantic Technological University
    South East Technological University

    Northern Ireland

    Queen's University Belfast
    \Ulster University
  • History of IGAS

    The Irish Graduates Association of Singapore can trace its history back to the 1930s in an unbroken link to the Trinity College Dublin Association of Singapore. Our most senior graduate is Dr David Yeo (TCD BA 1955, MB BCH BAO 1958), who features on the front cover of our heritage book beside his brother Mr Michael Yeo (TCD BA Mod. 1959). The latest graduate is Dr Joshua Janwar (left), who graduate in 2022, 67 years after David Yeo's first graduation in 1955

    In June 1931 the Trinity graduates in Singapore held their first Trinity Dinner. Until 1935 they came under the umbrella of the Trinity College Dublin Association Malaya Branch, and subsequently created the Singapore Branch. In the years that followed, TCD alumni continued to meet once a year. Even when alumni were interned during the Japanese Occupation, the men managed to hold one last meeting in Changi Prison in 1942. For almost 40 more years after this the Trinity Association continued to be the only Irish alumni group in Singapore with graduates from other Irish universities joining in with the association's activities.

    In early In the late 1970s the Trinity Association's Honorary Secretary, Mr Fergus Healy (TCD 1949), organised an evening event for Irish graduates. Fergus and Dr Harry Ho (UCD 1958), one of the earliest Singapore graduates of the National University of Ireland, suggested that a more meaningful Irish alumni association would include graduates from all tertiary institutes in the North and South of Ireland. A pro-tem committee was headed by Fergus to take the matter further.

    The Irish Graduates Association of Singapore was officially established in 1980 upon receiving authorisation from the Singapore Registrar of Societies. The 27 founder members of IGAS who met on 22 May 1980 at the Singapore Alumni Centre included the late Mr Fergus Healy, Drs Harry Ho, Khoo Chong Yew, Jimmy Lim Aik Foo, Lawrence Leong, the late Raymond Perera, Stanley Quek, Chin Mun Kui, Martin Ng, Lim Hwee Leng, Associate Prof Raja Sinniah, the late Mrs Ellen Khoo, Messrs Theng Chye Yam, Hacharan Singh, Michael Yeo, Hilary Pereira, the late Brother Joe McNally and Father F. A. Bata. The first President of the Association was Dr Harry Ho and the Vice President was the late Mr Fergus Healy.

    In March 1995 the IGAS Constitution was changed to admit Associate Members, anyone who has connections with or an interest in Ireland. Next year we hope to change our constitution again to introduce Honorary Life Membership in recognition of members' achievements and Founder Member for those early Trinity Association members who began IGAS.

    IGAS is a member of the Alumni International Singapore.