Galway is a place like no other. Set between Connemara and the Burren, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful.


From this position on the Atlantic edge of Europe, NUI Galway has a proud history of reaching out and connecting with the world. Galway casually combines the energy of a young and diverse population, with the authenticity of a place steeped in history and tradition. We are renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted and shared with the world. We value our unique connection with the Gaeltacht communities. The University will continue to draw from and contribute to this rich cultural and linguistic heritage. To ensure that we meet national objectives, we are addressing the Higher Education Authority’s Landscape strategy. We are fully incorporating St Angela’s College in Sligo and the Shannon College of Hotel Management into the University. We remain committed to the principle of creating regional clusters of higher education institutions – clusters that can benefit the west of Ireland and enable the region to prosper.