The Mayo campus is located adjacent to the N5 national road on the western side of Castlebar town. The train station, on the main Dublin-Westport line, is a 10-15 minute walk from campus. Ireland West Airport Knock, with flights from Dublin and abroad, is 25 miles (42 km) from Castlebar. Public and private bus services are just a 5 minute walk from the campus.
A permit system is in operation on GMIT Mayo campus. Staff and students are required to apply for annual parking permits from the parking management company APCOA.
Student and staff permits are validated on campus each September for new applicants, and can also be arranged throughout the year. A permit costs €10, and can be amended during the academic year should applicants change vehicles or personal details.
From September 2016, GMIT will be using an electronic permit using the car licence plate number. Each successful applicant will have their licence plate number logged to a database. No physical permit is issued, as your permit is now virtual.
The permit does not guarantee a parking space, but allows the bearer to park on campus if space is available. How to apply for a parking permit
A small number of pay and display spaces are reserved for visitors to the campus.
The Sat Nav Co-ordiates are: 53.849884, -9.305835.
Disabled parking spaces are located close to the main entrances of GMIT. Users must display the EU Blue Badge. All regular disability users must also display a GMIT parking permit for all spaces.
Drivers unable to find a space within universally parking accessible bays may park in other available designated spaces, including Pay and Display, without display of a ticket. A valid “blue badge” must be displayed in this instance. Driver using these spaces displaying a Blue/Disability badge may park such that they are occupying more than one car parking space if disability requires.
Vehicles not having applied for the appropriate permit for the designated parking space are liable to be clamped. The release fee for clamped vehicles is €50. An additional call-out fee of €30 is charged after 8pm. GMIT is not responsible for the clamping of illegally parked cars - this is carried out by a wholly independent company. Clamped vehicle owners have the right to appeal.
View the Clamping Appeals Form (PDF, 320KB)
Before appealing, drivers are encouraged to view details of their clamping on the APCOA website using the immobilisation number on their clamping ticket.
Vehicles are parked on the campus at the owner's risk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Read the frequently asked questions in relation to car parking