Ballybane neighbourhood map

Places of interest in the Ballybane area of Galway, including
detailed public-transport (bus and bus-stop) information.



The red line shows the 401-Parkmore bus route.
The purple line shows the 405-Ballybane bus route.

1 Ballybane Enterprise Centre (AKA Ballybane Resource Centre, Ballybane Community Centre, SCCUL Enterprise Centre)
2 St Brigid's Church / Ballybane Church
3 Ballybane Public Library
4 HSE Ballybane Day Hospital - La Nua Day Hospital
5 John Paul II Centre (Brothers of Charity). Includes: St Agnes’ St Francis’, St Stephen’s, St Peter’s, St Teresa’s, Meadowview
6 Community Organic Garden AKA Ballybane Organic Community Garden
7 ATU (ex GMIT) - Dublin Rd 
8 Glasan Student / Tourist Village
9 Ballybane Garda Station (part-time)
10 Ballybane Shopping Centre: tenants include Tesco Supermarket (previously Joyces, SuperValu / SuperQuin), Ballybane Pharmacy.   Previously the Lantern (pub), China Court, 
11 Community Resource Centre
12 Teach Áthais – Ballybane Mervue Community Creche
13 Children's playground
14 Ceann Bóirne student accommodation

Public Transport Directions

This area is served by three different bus routes:

The 401-Parkmore Industrial bus (called 403-Ballybrit until September 2019), leaves from Eyre Square and travels via College Rd, Wellpark, Mervue shops and Monivea Rd, before going through the heart of Castlepark and then on to Briarhill and Parkmore.

The 405 - Ballybane bus, which comes to from Rahoon. It leaves from Eyre Square, travels via Bohermore, Liosbán / Riverside, New Mervue).  Get off when the bus reaches the ATU (ex GMIT) / Ballybane Road stop (ask the driver to tell you when this is).   Walk down Ballybane Rd in oppositie direction to where the bus goes..   Turn left into Castlepark.  From here, it is:
  • 2-3 minutes walk to the John Paul Centre
  • another 2-3 minutes walk to library and day-hosptial, and 
  • another 2-3 minutes to St Brigid's church and Ballybane Enterprise/Resource Centre.

The 402 - Merlin Park or  409 - Parkmore or 404 - Oranmore bus and get off at ATU (ex GMIT) Dublin Rd campus.  (see here for ATU directions).   Go to the roundabout, and turn into Ballybane Rd (which goes along the back of ATU).  Glasan Student village is the first turn on the right.   Castlepark is the second on the right - directions from here are the same as in Option 2 above.

Also, some buses for third level students stop at ATU and / or Glasan village.

See also


Briarhill / Doughiska - Ballybrit - "New" Mervue - "Old" Mervue - Renmore

City Bus Details for route maps and timetables.

Ballybane Church