Galway International Hotel School

Courses in hospitality, culinary arts, tourism, events, retail, heritage and humanities

GMIT Galway International Hotel School students

GMIT Galway International Hotel School is based in GMIT's Galway City campus, overlooking Galway Bay and within easy reach of Galway city centre.

GMIT was the first college in Ireland to offer a degree in Hotel Management, and has been designated as a "Centre of Excellence" for culinary education by Failte Ireland.

GMIT Galway International Hotel School offers courses in the following areas:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences
  • Event Management & PR
  • Food Innovation & Enterprise
  • Heritage
  • Hotel & Hospitality Studies
  • International Hotel Management
  • International Tourism
  • Retail

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Work Placements

All courses include at least one work placement, ensuring students are prepared for a rewarding career with international job prospects. 

 

Industry Links

The Links Office manages all aspects of industry partnership for the School. This includes:

  • Work placements
  • Graduate opportunities
  • Alumni relations
  • Annual Careers Fair

 

Note for students: Details of first year college fees can be viewed right here (PDF, 381KB)

 

Contact us today!

Cait Noone
Head of School

Email: Cait Noone
Phone: +353 (0)91 742236

Jacinta Dalton
Head of Department of Culinary Arts & Services Industries
Email: Jacinta Dalton
Phone: +353 (0)91 742320

Diarmuid Ó Conghaile
Head of Department of Heritage & Tourism, Humanities, Applied Languages & Communications

Email: Diarmuid Ó Conghaile
Phone: +353 (0)91 742232

GMIT Galway International Hotel School Office:

Michelle Healy
Phone: +353 (0)91 742209

Clare Divilly
Phone: +353 (0)91 742183

Email: gihs@gmit.ie

GIHS Open Day Activities

What's Happening

European Young Chef Group 2018

On Monday, 26th November, 2018, Galway International Hotel School, GMIT, hosted the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy Young Chef competition in conjunction with The FoodieForum educational platform.

GMIT Galway International Hotel School Careers Fair 2018

On Wednesday, 7 March, 2018, Galway International Hotel School will host it’s annual Careers Fair in the New Reception Foyer of GMIT Galway campus, Dublin Road, Galway from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Latest News

Back Row L-R: Shane McLoughlin, Westport, Co Mayo; Jack Lynch, Killycannon, Co Cavan; Aidan Devine, Tulsk, Co Roscommon. Front Row L-R: Anthony Clare, lecturer, GMIT Letterfrack, Lauren Casey, Newtowncashel, Co Longford; Brian Dillon, Knocklyon, Co Dublin and Benen Lynch, Tullaghan, Co Leitrim.

Six students at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology in Letterfrack have successfully qualified to compete at this year’s Ireland Skills Live Event at the RDS in Dublin from 21 to 23 March.

Presenting the Allergan Innovation Award, at Allergan in Galway, L to R: John Martyn, Associate Director, Quality, Allergan; Conal Corduff, Associate Director, Manufacturing, Allergan; Patrick Ruddy, Director, Plant General Manager, Allergan; Shane McHugo, MET, GMIT; Dr Eugene McCarthy, Technology Gateway Manager, MET Galway, GMIT; Dr Patrick Delassus, Principal Investigator, MET, GMIT.

Shane McHugo, a postgraduate researcher in GMIT and Enterprise Ireland’s Medical and Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway, has been awarded the Allergan Innovation Award for his research on congenital heart disease.