Tá an t-ionad lonnaithe in Áras na nEolaíochtaí Bhithleighis atá suite ar an gcampas thuaidh den Ollscoil na Gaillimhe


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Teacht Anseo

Ar Eitleán

Galway can be easily reached by public transport from Knock, Shannon, or Dublin airport (in order of proximity but reverse order of airport size and flights offered). Galway can also be reached from Cork and Kerry airport by public transport with multiple connections.

It is possible to travel to Galway from Belfast airport, however, because Belfast is part of the United Kingdom you may need a UK visa to travel there if you do not have an EU or Commonwealth passport. Additionally, cash payments would have to be in pound sterling, not euros. You can check UK visa requirements anseo.

Ar Traein

Regular trains offered by Irish Rail can take you to Galway (Ceannt) station which is located in Eyre Square (City Centre). The Biomedical Sciences Building is a 10 min journey from the station by car/bus or 30 min on foot. If travelling from Dublin, you should depart from Heuston station. If travelling from Limerick, you should depart from Colbert station. It is advisable to book tickets online in advance. Google maps will usually inform you of the most direct travel plan for your journey.

Ar Bhus

You can travel to Galway (Ceannt) station by bus from Dublin, Cork or Limerick with City Link. You can travel from Shannon (Route 51) or other towns with Bus Éireann. It is advisable to book tickets online in advance. Expressway (X) buses follow the most direct route with minimal stops. Google maps will usually inform you of the most direct travel plan for your journey.

Ar Charr nó Thacsaí

Google maps will usually inform you of the most direct route for your car journey which may involve tolls. Toll fares are generally paid as you pass them in cash euros or by card, with the exception of the M50 toll in Dublin which must be paid online before 20:00 the next day.

Many local independent taxi services operate across Ireland. The easiest way to book a taxi is using the Free Now app or by calling a local taxi service recommended by a trusted source. Be aware: Uber does not operate in Ireland

Fanact Anseo

Riachtannais Víosa

If you are from the UK, EAA or Switzerland you do not need a visa, preclearance, or permit to enter, live, or work in Ireland. If you are not from these countries, you may need to get a short stay visa or preclearence to enter the country (see here). You may also need a long stay visa (see here) and employment permit to work in Ireland (see here). For more information see here.

Ag Cuardaigh Lóistín

On- and off- campus accommodation associated with the university can be found anseo. Private accommodation for rent or sale can be found on Daft. Rooms for rent are often advertised on Facebook groups, however, there are also many scammers who make fraudulent adverts. You should avoid paying deposits without first viewing the accommodation and receiving a legitimate license agreement. Accommodation is in in high demand and short supply in Galway City. It may be easier and cheaper to live in one of the city suburbs.

Info for Foreign Visitors

Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

Galway is based in the Republic of Ireland along with 25 other counties. The Republic of Ireland is an independent nation state with its government in Dublin and is a member of the European Union and Euro Zone. Six counties in the north-east of Ireland comprise Northern Ireland which is a part of the UK with its government in Belfast and London. Northern Ireland is not a part of the EU or Euro Zone and instead uses British pound sterling for currency. Visa requirements, road regulations and public transport all differ between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Currency & Banking

The only currency of the Republic Ireland is the euro which can be acquired at banks, post offices or exchange offices in airports. The three main Irish banks are AIB, BOI, and An Post. Revolut is a popular online bank, similar to Cash App. A BOI branch is located in the concourse of the university south campus. Legally, cash euro should be accepted for all goods and services though sometimes only card payments are facilitated. Conversely, not all merchants accept card payments. As such, it is advisable to carry both cash and card.


The official language of Ireland is Gaeilge (Irish), however, most Irish people do not speak Irish fluently. English is the first language of most people in Ireland and the language of the workplace. You should have a good professional level of English to work and live in Ireland. The University of Galway is a billingual campus that promotes the speaking of Irish as well as English.

Roads & Driving

In Ireland, we drive on the left side of the road and navigate roundabouts in a clockwise direction. A continuous white line divides a road into the ongoing traffic (left) and oncoming traffic (right) and should not be crossed. You may cross a broken white line to overtake a vehicle but beware: you might be crossing into a lane of oncoming traffic to do so. A yellow line indicates an area where parking is prohibited. Motorways start with M, have blue signs and speed limits of 120 km/h. National roads start with N, have green signs and speed limits of 100 km/h. Regional roads start with R, have white signs and speed limits of up to 80 km/h. However, this is not a target and lower speeds may be appropriate on parts of regional roads. Be cautious of pedestrians and livestock which may cross roads at unexpected spots.


Ireland has a mild temperate oceanic climate. Mean temperature varies from 5 – 20 °C seasonally. Light rain showers occur regularly throughout the year. A raincoat is an essential part of an Irish wardrobe.


Ireland uses three pin type G sockets (outlets) with 13 A and 230 V. Modern sockets may also have USB chargers. Outlets are not normally found in bathrooms. Not all public transport provides charging outlets.

Ollscoil na Gaillimhe.

Tá an t-ionad mar chuid de Scoil na Bitheolaíochta agus na Ceimice, roinn de Choláiste na hEolaíochta agus na hInnealtóireachta in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe.Tá tionchar sonrach ag an Ollscoil ar oideachas,taighde, agus nuálaíocht a leannan ó bunaíodh í i 1845. Le maoiniú taighde bliantiúil os cionn €65M, infheistíocht chaipitiúil de bharr €400M, níos mó ná 3000 chomhpháirtí domhanda, agus leabharlann eolais leathan, ní haon ionadh é go bhfuil Ollscoil na Gaillimhe rangaithe ina measc an 2% den ollscoil is fearr ar domhan.