student life & activities

Meet like-minded people and make your college experience something to remember.


Clubs & Societies

Clubs and Societies at ATU Galway & Mayo promote community, personal development, and student involvement. Joining a club or society gives you a chance to explore and participate in interests you might not encounter in your studies. Meet like-minded people and make your college experience something to remember!

For more detailed student life information please visit –  ATUSULIFE

How to join a Club or Society

Joining a Club or Society simply entails signing up at the SU desk and going along to the meetings or gatherings. The degree of involvement is entirely at the discretion of the student. Information on Clubs and Societies is widely publicised on campus, particularly on the SU website and Facebook. If you miss Clubs and Societies Day, you only need to get in touch with the group and find out when they meet

Start your own Club or Society

Starting your own group is easy! Come into the Students’ Union for a chat and we can get you on your way to starting a new club or society. The process is short and relatively easy. We can help you brainstorm ideas, get them down on paper, and set up your first meeting. We can also help with ideas on fundraising, activities, organisation, and publicity. Contact the Students’ Union Office for more details.

Sports Ball & Awards

At the end of each sporting year we celebrate our successes in style! A gala evening in a local hotel where a Special Guest MC’s the evening for us.. All sports teams are invited to come on the night and award winners are announced live on the night.

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Sports Facilities

At ATU Galway & Mayo we cater for a very diverse range of sports. We have facilities available to our students across a multitude of sports in the institute..


Caters for all our indoor sports with, 1 full sized basketball court with electronic score board, 4 badminton courts, 1x full sized volleyball court for games, 2 volleyball training courts, 1x indoor cricket court and indoor soccer.
Our sports hall also caters for our other indoor sports including archery, table tennis, karate, boxing, gymnastics, air soft, and kickboxing.

We host many events throughout the year including wheelchair soccer, karate intervarsities, archery inter-varsities and bubble soccer. We also offer numerous fitness classes and programs throughout the year.


All the needs of our Ladies and Men’s soccer teams are met with the top of the range facilities at Mervue United FC. Mervue and ATU have a sharing agreement which caters for all the training and game needs of both clubs. Facilities available to ATU students here are; 1x Full sized 3G astro pitch approved by the FAI which caters for all competitive soccer games and is also used by our GAA teams for training.
3 x astro turf cages for training or recreation. 1 FAI approved full sized grass pitch. 3 xtraining grass pitches. Clubhouse and gym. The facilities are located at Mervue United AFC, Fahys Field, Mervue, Galway. There are a limited number of astro cages available for ATU Students, so book early by contacting our Sports Development Officer.


Our rugby club has full use and access of the Galwegians grounds for all our training and match needs. These grounds consists of; 1x full sized fully flood lit rugby pitch, 1x fully flood lit training pitch, dressing rooms, club house and gym. This grounds is located on the Main Dublin rd.


We have a GAA pitch on the southern campus on the Dublin Rd site that caters for some of our GAA training and games. These grounds includes a full sized GAA pitch with dressing rooms. We also have arrangements with many local GAA clubs for use of their excellent facilities to cater for the needs of our very busy GAA schedule.


ATU athletics club , shares with the NUIG facility at Dangan. Here we have use of the 8 lane synthetic international standard track, with jumping and throwing facilities. The track is located at Upper Newcastle Galway

Book a Facility

ATU Galway & Mayo GAA Grounds

Damian Curley, GAA Development Officer | 091742062

ATU Galway & Mayo Sports Hall & other facilities

Molly Dunne, Sports Officer | 091742579

Mayo Campus
Tel: +353 94 9043109

Galway Campus
Tel: +353 91 742264