Mail Services - Covid 19 update

Visitors to the Mailroom 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 Mail Services 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 Mailroom. Visitors are asked to observe the 2m ground markings and queue to gain access to the building. Please do not enter until the reception space is vacant to help us ensure that the 2m physical distancing zone recommended by the Government is respected.

The usual campus delivery/collection schedule is not operating for safety reasons so University staff are asked to deliver and collect their mail directly from the Mailroom.

You can also contact the Mailroom by email or telephone, details below. 

The mailroom is located beside Áras Uí Chathail. An Post deliver all University mail here every morning and collect all mail every evening, Monday to Friday.

Opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday:   08.00 to 17.00, closed for lunch from 13.00 to 14.00
Friday:                                     08.00 to 16.00, closed for lunch from 13.00 to 14.00

Telephone: (091) 49 2125 or extension 2125

Mailroom staff sort all incoming post, frank all outgoing post and record all items of Registered, Express, and Swift post. They also have an extensive delivery and collection schedule to and from numerous locations on and off campus.‌  There will not be any delivery or collection schedules to/from other locations on campus. Each Unit will be required to collect/drop off their mail to/from the mailroom. ‌

We will hold all of the mail in the mailroom until it is possible for each Unit to reopen. It is important to note that there is a substantial build-up of mail, which is being stored onsite. 

If there is a particular piece of urgent mail you require, please send an email to with a detailed description and we will endeavour to have that particular piece of mail available for collection from the mailroom within 2 working days. We ask that you do not request access to mail that is not urgent at this time.


The Dept of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources review all postal addresses and update the Eircode database every quarter. These records are entirely based on An Post’s information.

Since NUI Galway’s postal delivery address is the Mail Services Centre it is this location that has been assigned an Eircode. The Mail Centre’s Eircode and therefore the main University Eircode is H91 TK33.

The Eircode website advises that there is no mechanism by which you can apply for an Eircode. There are other locations on campus which have Eircodes including: James Hardiman Library, Corrib Village, Catering outlets, Bank of Ireland, Kingfisher and private residences which are located on Distillery Road.

Eircodes can be found at