The Facilities Management team look after an award-winning estate across 105 Hectares along the banks of the River Corrib and Lough Corrib Special Area of Conservation. Our Landscape and Grounds team maintain and develop all aspects of the campus landscape in alignment with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and Biodiversity Action Plan objectives.

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  • Restore, protect, and provide additional habitats for bees and other pollinating insects.
  • Reduce mowing regimes to enable growth of pollinator friendly plants.
  • Create wildflower meadows and set aside grassland patches for wildflower research.
  • Reduce pesticide use.
  • Obtain plants from local genetic stock.
  • Erect and monitor insect hotels, install Swift bird & bat nest boxes.
  • Reuse grounds and food waste as compost and fertilizer.


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The team have won international recognition for their Green Flag Award for Parks and Gardens over successive years. This award recognises and rewards organisations which set the benchmark standard for management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.

University of Galway have also maintained the Grade A: Clean to European Norms award in numerous Irish Business Against Litter Surveys over the past ten years.