ATU Locations in Galway and Mayo

ATU has 4 campuses across the counties of Galway and Mayo in the West of Ireland. The Galway City campus comprises buildings on the old Dublin Road as well as at Wellpark Road


The Mayo Campus is located next to Mayo General Hospital, less than ten minutes walk from Castlebar Town.

It opened its doors to students in 1994, in the west wing of the Hospital. The entire building has been sensitively restored to retain as much as possible of the original architecture, while providing the modern facilities and services required for students and staff.  

The Mayo Campus specialises in full-time courses in areas within Health Science, Wellbeing and Society such as:

  • General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing

  • Applied Social Care, Community Development & Youth Work

  • Early Childhood Education & Care

  • History & Geography, Culture & Environment

  • Outdoor Education, Geography & Outdoor Education



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 ATU Mayo campus. 

Please note: 

  • Parking Permits for 2022-2023 will be required. Purchase of these will be available from October onwards. Before commencement of sale, cars can be parked in permit car parks without previous purchase.  Users are expected to park in correct zones
  • If you park in a Pay & Display area the charge is €1.50 per hour. 
  • Electric Vehicle Charging is available in Pay and Display Area. Purchase of P&D ticket required at €1 .50 per hour.  Sign up to EV charging APP required, contact for details

Permits for Students and Staff

Staff and students are required to apply for annual parking permits, these will be available from October onwards.

Student and staff permits are validated on campus after purchase 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. Validation is required to provide proof of being staff or student,  this is automatic by use of ATU email address when setting up account,

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.





Campus Main Entrance

F23 X853

Innovation Hub

F23 K162

HSE Centre of Nursing & Midwifery Education

F23 XE39


Disability Parking
Disabled parking spaces are located close to the main entrances of ATU. Users must display the EU Blue Badge. All regular disability users must also display a ATU 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. ATU 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.

Parking FAQs

Read the frequently asked questions in relation to car parking