Graduation Ceremony Information

Find out about tickets, robes, photography, parking and more

Guest Tickets:

Tickets are strictly limited to two guest tickets per student to the ceremony.

Unfortunately, requests for extra tickets cannot be considered as attendance is being limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The event will be live-streamed for family, friends and students on the Atlantic Technological University YouTube channel.



You will receive your invitation to the graduation ceremony in the post approximately 2 weeks before the event. 


Non-attendance at ceremony:

If you are unable to attend the conferring ceremony, your award will be conferred “in absentia”.

You MUST complete this form Conferring of Awards 2022 Non-Attendance Form ATU Galway-Mayo by Wednesday, 16th November 2022 in order to receive your parchment.

Your parchment will be posted (by registered post) to the mailing address on our student record system within two weeks of the ceremony. A charge of €20 will apply and a signature will be required on delivery.


Robe Hire:

It is ATU policy that all graduands must wear graduation robes for the ceremony. Robes must be pre-booked and pre-paid (cost is €40).

To book your robe, please visit - select 'graduate gown hire' and select the relevant ATU campus name under 'institution'. 

Robe collection dates and times are outlined on your invitation which you will receive by post. For the Galway and Mayo ceremonies, it is strongly advised that you collect your robe the evening before so as to prevent queues on the morning of the event. 

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.  If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Please note that cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.

For ATU Galway ceremonies, robes can be collected from the Salt Spa Lobby, The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway.

For ATU Connemara ceremonies, robes can be collected from ATU Connemara, Ellis Hall, Letterfrack.

For ATU Mayo ceremonies, robes can be collected from the Ruby Room, TF Royal Hotel & Theatre, Castlebar.


Photography - ATU Galway

A Photography service will be available onsite for your conferring ceremony.


Press Photographers: Press photographers may also be present on the day.


Individual/Family Photographs: The official photographers for the conferring will be located in the Veranda Lounge (ground floor).  Graduates are advised to deal only with the official college photographers who will be working throughout the day.


Framing Service: A parchment framing service will be available adjacent to the photography.

The official photographers for the Galway conferring ceremonies are as follows:




Brennan Photography

086 3535351

Yann Studios

091 761810

The Lane Studios

091 567938

Framing Service



Cregal Art

091 751864


Parking & Transport – ATU Galway City

The Railway Car Park at The Galmont Hotel & Spa is a public multi-storey car park.
Therefore, you may encounter delays/difficulties in finding car parking space. Please allow for this, and general traffic congestion (increased by the conferrings), in your travel arrangements.

Other city centre public car parks within a 10-minute walk:

  • Forster Street Multi-storey (beside the Park House Hotel and Ceannt Bus/Rail Station)
  • Coach Station Car Park (beside The Galmont Hotel & Spa)
  • Eyre Square Shopping Centre
  • Corrib Shopping Centre
  • Hynes Yard – Merchants Road
  • Jurys Inn
  • Other car parks within a 20-minute walk:
  • Dyke Road – Black Box/Headford Road
  • Galway Cathedral
  • Galway Greyhound Track – College Road
map for graduation page

Please visit  for information and maps on parking in Galway city.


Taxis - Galway City

  • Big–O–Cabs - 091 585858
  • Galway Taxis - 091 561111
  • ProCabs - 091 535353


Photography – ATU Mayo & Connemara

A professional photography service will be available for Individual and Family photographs after the ceremony.


Parking - ATU Mayo & Connemara

Parking will be available at the venue.