History of Galway Education Centre

The Galway Education Centre has been offering professional development opportunities to the education community in Galway City and County since its establishment in 1973. It is one of a national network of twenty one Education Centres. In 1998, a temporary premises was obtained in Town Park Centre, Tuam Road, Galway where it operated until 2001.

Galway Education Centre currently operates in an award-winning, architecturally designed building, located on the Grounds of GMIT Art Campus in Wellpark, Galway. This purpose-built premises was officially opened in 2001 by Noel Treacy TD.

The Centre comprises a large entrance foyer, a number of training rooms including a state-of-the-art IT training facility. Since its establishment, the Centre has provided support for Primary, Post-Primary, National, Regional and Local Professional development for teachers and the wider education community.