Security Services is located at No. 14 Distillery Road (150 metres from the AIB Bank Newcastle) in the centre of the campus.  The Supervisor of Security reports to the Head of Facilities Management and Services in Buildings & Estates.  It is staffed by a team of site specific/trained security personnel.  

Security Services control centre is open 24/7 with security on patrol round the clock. 

Visitors to the Security Lodge on Distillery Road are always welcome, however, mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to take a few precautionary steps to ensure the safety of our Security staff and visitors. Similar to the arrangements you will have seen in busy environments across society we now have a 2m queue management system leading to the entrance of the Security offices. Visitors are asked to observe the 2m ground markings and queue to gain access to the building. At the front of the queue there is a computer monitor in the window of the building which allows visitors to check that the entrance corridor and clocking/key extraction centre are empty. Please do not enter until both are vacant to help us ensure that the 2m physical distancing zone recommended by the Government is respected. 

You can also contact the Security Office by email at security@nuigalway.ie but we would always urge people to call us on 091 493333 (Ext.3333) in emergency situations. Please stay safe.

It is important to note that all access control requests must first be approved in accordance with the University Covid-19 protocol 'Specific Purpose Access to Campus Buildings/Facilities'. Access card privileges will not be granted by security without this approval.

Telephone: 091-493333 or 091-492198
Extension: 3333 or 2198

For emergencies - Ambulance/Fire/Gardaí: telephone 999/112

Email: security@nuigalway.ie


We can help you with:

  • Access control
  • Bicycle security
  • Building locations
  • Campus geography
  • Campus watch
  • Opening hours of campus buildings
    Opening times vary across campus buildings, for specific information contact security@nuigalway.ie or
    telephone (091) 493333/(091) 492198, available 24/7
  • I.C.E. - in case of emergency
  • Key access
  • Parking
  • Personal security
  • Problem reporting
  • Security of property
  • Traffic management
  • Whats on, where and when?

If you wish to request keys contact your Buildings & Estates Liaisons to log a request on Pemac or to follow up on a request already submitted.