The NUI Galway Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development is located south of the main University campus in Nuns' Island, Galway city.  The following are directions to the main campus from where you will be able to locate us; please click on this link to the campus map - we are located at number three on this map.


Travelling by Car

Follow the directions below, or use this journey planner to plan your exact route.

From the South

From Cork or Limerick approach Galway on the N18. You will bypass Ennis and Gort and pass through Ardrahan and Clarinbridge.

When you come to the Oranmore roundabout continue on towards Galway, taking the second exit.


From Oranmore to NUI Galway

Follow the dual carriageway (N6) until the Martin Roundabout. From there take the second exit, signposted Galway West.

At the next roundabout take the second exit, signposted Clifden, and following the Clifden signs until you cross the Quincentennial Bridge over the Corrib.

Turn left at the first set of traffic lights, towards Lower Salthill. Continue on until the second set of traffic lights. You will see the Cathedral in front of you. 

Continue towards the Cathedral. Instead of turning left to cross the Salmon Weir Bridge, keep to the right and continue past the Cathedral. Our office is located just around the corner from the Cathedral Square car park as you continue into Nuns' Island.



From the North/East

From Dublin and Belfast take the M6, following the signs for Galway.

As you approach the city follow the signs for City West, and then for the NUI Galway main campus on University Road. From University Road head towards the Cathedral, driving around the car park area. Our office is located just around the corner from the Cathedral Square car park as you continue into Nuns' Island.

Travelling by Public Transport

Galway is easily accessible by public transport.


Trains: Galway's train station is just off Eyre Square. The city is well serviced by rail and only two-and-a-half hours away from Dublin.

Find out more information on services and timetables.


Buses: You can travel to Galway using frequent services offered by the public bus service,  or use one of the private bus services, such as CityLink or GoBus. Direct (non-stop buses) take two-and-a-half hours to travel from Dublin.

From the city centre you can take a taxi to Nuns' Island.

Alternatively, take the No.4 Bus in the direction of Newcastle from Eyre Square, near the train station, and disembark at the Cathedral. From there walk around the Cathedral Square car park and into Nuns' Island.