Air Quality Monitoring in Galway

The Environmental Protection Agency manages the National Ambient Air Quality Network. Find out more information on what we monitor.

The Air Quality Index for Health  is calculated every hour and tells you if air quality is good, fair, poor or very poor in your region. The above index is for overall air quality in the Large Towns AQIH Region. You can find out if air quality is likely to affect your health and what you can do to protect your health on the Air Quality Index for Health page.

The Galway site was located in the car park to the rear of County Buildings, approximately midway between the city centre and the Headford Road shopping centre. Monitoring was done by a mobile unit containing continuous monitors for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and benzene. Continuous samples were also taken for particulates (PM10) and lead.

Results were collected from 13/03/2001 to 23/10/2001 and are available using the links below.

Air Monitoring Information