NUI Galway is committed to enhancing student and staff awareness of biodiversity on campus and have produced a Biodiversity Trail to help promote the campus as an educational and recreational resource. This campus trail is designed to guide you through our natural habitats, which are often also used for teaching and research. 

Learn more about our Biodiversity Trail here

people running on biodiversity trail

Photos by Prof. Chaosheng Zhang

daffodils in front of the engineering building

Engineering  Lawn


Guided Biodiversity Walk 11th June 2022

On Saturday 11th June 2022, An Taisce Climate Ambassadors along with members of the NUI Galway Sustainability Team held a biodiversity & heritage walk along the River Corrib.

Starting in NUI Galway, the walk passed along the riverbank, taking in the sights and sounds of this scenic protected landscape, while learning about the local flora and fauna from biodiversity expert Dr Caitríona Carlin. Participants heard stories about the historic Menlo Castle from PhD candidate and Climate Ambassador Hannah Aris. Finally, Mayor of Galway City and Climate Ambassador Colette Connolly shared some of her incredible sustainability work within Galway City Council.

Participants enjoyed a complimentary sustainable lunch from Saol Café - NUI Galway’s Social Inclusion café, serving tasty, healthy food.  

people gathered along the river corrib by menlo castle