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Atlantic Technological University, ATU Galway-Mayo Exhibition

Celebrating Fifty Years of Technological Higher Education in the West of Ireland, 1972–2022

This year, the former Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) commemorates the Golden Jubilee anniversary of its foundation. On Monday 18 September 1972, the first students commenced their studies at the then Regional Technical College (RTC), Galway. From the mid-1980s onwards, the RTC expanded its presence across the region by offering courses in Mountbellew, Letterfrack, Castlebar, and Cluain Mhuire.

In 1998, the college’s name changed to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. In 2003, a Learning Resource Centre of 10,250 square metres opened at the Dublin Road headquarters. The green copper sails in this landmark building of architectural merit are reflective of Galway city’s maritime history and heritage. On 1 April 2022, GMIT amalgamated with IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT to become Atlantic Technological University (ATU).

To commemorate fifty years of educational provision in the west of Ireland, the GMIT Golden Jubilee programme of events will include an exhibition at Galway City Museum. This will outline the evolution of technological higher education in the west of Ireland from 1972–2022, highlighting key historical milestones and educational achievements.

Dates: 10 September to 8 October 2022

For Galway Interational Arts Festival, Galway City Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, both Sunday's 12pm - 5pm and Monday 18 July, 10am - 5pm.  Admission is FREE!
Galleries close at 4.45pm

N.B. After the festival the museum will resume normal opening times:
OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, CLOSED Sunday and Monday.
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