Photo Tour of NUI Galway (Part 1)

Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway

Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Quadrangle, NUI Galway

Built in the 1840s, today the “Quad” is a multipurpose building that includes administrative and academic units, the Aula Maxima as well as the University Art Gallery and Geology Museum.

Martin Ryan Building

Martin Ryan Building, NUI Galway

Martin Ryan Building, NUI Galway

Across the lawn from the Quargrangle, you’ll find the Martin Ryan Building. Built in the early 1990s (with the help of a generous private donation by the late Dr. Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair) this neo-classical style building houses the Ryan Institute, one of the University’s main research institutes dedicated to Environmental, Marine and Energy research as well as the University’s Zoology Museum.

Civil Engineering Building

Civil Engineering Building, NUI Galway

Civil Engineering Building, NUI Galway

The building across the Martin Ryan Building formerly housed the Department of Civil Engineering. The building is currently being renovated and Civil Engieering has moved to the new Engineering Building.

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn)

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn), NUI Galway

Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn), NUI Galway

The Student Centre (Áras na Mac Léinn) houses the Bailey Alen Hall, a large auditorium, two student theatres, the Art Room, the Student Union’s offices, Flirt FM (student radio station), the Health Centre and the College Bar.

O’Shaughnessy Footbridge

O’Shaughnessy Footbridge, NUI Galway

The O’Shaughnessy Bridge crosses the Eglinton Canal behind the Martin Ryan Building and is used by both pedestrians and cyclists as a short cut into the city centre. The bridge is named after Michael O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934) who graduated in Civil Engineering from Galway in 1884. In 1912, O’Shaughnessy was appointed Chief Engineer of the City of San Francisco and undertook the building of new infrastructure for the city after the disastrous earthquake and fires of 1906.

Irish Centre for Human Rights

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway is one of the world’s premier research institutions for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. Establishment in 2000, the Centre has also developed a number of internationally acclaimed masters programmes as well as an undergraduate programme in Human Rights.

Huston School of Film & Digital Media

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

The Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway was established with the support of the family of the noted director, screenwriter and actor, John Huston.

Check back later this month for Part 2 of our Photo Tour of NUI Galway, when we’ll take a look around the centre of the campus.

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