Welcome to Mayo Medical Academy

 Mayo Medical Academy is a branch of NUI Galway Medical School.  There are approximately 60 students here currently in their third/fourth and final year of training.  The Academy started in 2012 and moved into its current premises in 2015.

Mayo Medical Academy


What Does Our Academy Offer?

The Academy is a peripheral academy of NUI Galway.  Each student who attends is in the Academy for a full year and becomes integrated in Mayo University Hospital.

Mayo Medical Academy

How to find us:

The academy is located on the grounds of Mayo University Hospital, located in Castlebar, Co Mayo.
Please click here to find our map location.  


Transport - how to get here?

Plane

Knock International Airport is 40km north of Castlebar. 

The cost of a taxi from Knock to Castlebar is approximately €55. Alternatively,  Bus Eireann operates a bus service from the airport to Castlebar.  Please click here for futher details. 

Trains

There is a train service from Castlebar to Dublin which takes approximately 3.5 hours.  Please see the Irish Rail website for timetable information.

Buses
Bus Eireann operate regular country-wide bus services to and from Castlebar.

Contact us:

Academy Administrator:  Ms Caroline Toher
Email: caroline.toher@nuigalway.ie
Phone:  091 49  4671

Campus Life

Accommodation:

For a list of available accommodation for rent in Castlebar, please see the following websites

Dining:

The Academy has a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave for students to self cater on campus.  Mayo University Hospital has a canteen and a coffee shop. Castlebar offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes & takeaways - please click here for further details. 

What Happens in the locality?

For up-to-date events in the Castlebar area please click here 

 ‌Sports & Leisure:‌

Mayo Adventure Experience is an outdoor activity company based in the heart of Castlebar at Lough Lannagh. The company offers a range of activities for all abilities, in and out of the water. Activities include team building, orienteering, canoeing and stand up paddling.  Water based activities range from 1 hour taster sessions up to overnight expeditions; the centre will  cater to your needs as requested.  Orienteering courses and mapping are also being offered to schools and clubs around the county.

Tel: 087 161 6363 

Bikes and Boards

Bikes & Boards is a bicycle, boat and stand up paddle boarding rental company based in Lough Lannagh holiday village Castlebar, County Mayo.

Tel: 087 752 5934   ‌

 ‌Mayo Leisure Point: Comprising of state-of-the-art leisure activities, entertainment, food, beauty health & well-being, all combined under the one roof.  Activities include bowling, Laser Q2000, Snooker & Nokeys Adventure Land. 
Tel:+353 94 9025473 

Castlebar Golf Club is a magnificent parkland course, known as the “Augusta of Connaught” and is over 100 years old.  The modern clubhouse is home to a bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the course. Tel:+353 94 90 21649. Address: Milebush

Golf Club - Mayo

McHale Park: Few things promise to get your pulse racing than watching a game of Gaelic Football in McHale Park. Witness the passion.
Tel:+353 94 92 50487

 

 

Pastoral Care:

Please see the University's Counselling Services website for further details. 

NUI Galway's Medical Society:

NUI Galway's MedSoc website is available here 

Medsoc

Academy Team:

 Name    Strand / Module Email

Dr Méabh Ní Bhuinneáin - Dean of Mayo Medical Academy   

Strand Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN)

meabh.nibhuinneain@nuigalway.ie

Dr Angela Kearns   

Lecturer for Cardiovascular (CVS) & General Medicine & Surgery (GMS)

angela.kearns@nuigalway.ie

Dr Gillian Chambers   

Lecturer for Cardiovascular (CVS) & General Medicine & Surgery (GMS)

gillian.chambers@nuigalway.ie

Dr Fiona Kyne    

Lecturer for Obstetrics & Gynaecology (OBGYN)

fiona.kyne@nuigalway.ie

Dr Shyam Patnak   

Lecturer for Paediatrics   

shyamsunder.pathak@nuigalway.ie

Dr James Harrison   

Lecturer for General Practice (GP)

james.harrison@nuigalway.ie

Dr Maria McDermott   

Lecturer for General Practice (GP)

maria.mcdermott@nuigalway.ie

Dr Yousuf Hassaan   

Lecturer for Gastrointestinal Studies (GI)

hassaanmyousuf@hotmail.com

Dr Lindsey Madden   

Lecturer for Respiratory 

lindsey.madden@nuigalway.ie   

Academy Administrator:  

Ms Caroline Toher
Email: caroline.toher@nuigalway.ie
Phone:  091 49  4671

Mayo Medical Academy was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny on 14th December, 2015.