Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway
Martin Ryan Building
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
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)
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.
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
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
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.