Mayo: we have all you need to succeed

Access and Education


Mayo is easily reached by road, rail or bus. The upgraded N5 National Primary Road means you can drive there from Dublin Airport in less than three hours. Both Galway and Sligo are just over an hour away by road.

Ireland West Airport Knock at Knock ensures Mayo is just a 90 minute flight from London. The airport links with more than 25 UK and European destinations.

Irish Rail provides a regular rail service, with free wifi, from Dublin to Ballina, Castlebar and Westport.

Bus Eireann’s Expressway offers broadband connectivity all the way from Mayo to Dublin Airport and Galway city.

Freight shipping services at Tier 1 Ports Shannon Foynes and Dublin are three hours away by road. Irish Rail provides freight services from Ballina and Westport to Dublin Port and Waterford’s Belview Port.


Through its Castlebar campus, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) provides Mayo’s employers with a strong pipeline of talent as well as workplace training initiatives for staff.

The county is well placed to secure graduates from IT Slgio and National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) too, both of which are within a 100km radius of Castlebar, Mayo’s County Town. University of Limerick is 175km away.

Each has extensive industry programmes including technology transfer and R&D collaboration.

Innovation Hub at GMIT in Castlebar provides incubation space and supports for start ups. WestBIC, part of the European Business Innovation Centre network, which supports growth-oriented businesses, is located in the Innovation Hub at GMIT.


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