Air Quality Monitoring at Mace Head, Co. Galway

The Environmental Protection Agency manages the National Ambient Air Quality Network.

The air quality index for Mace Head is calculated on an hourly basis under the  Rural West AQIH Region. The Air Quality Map  shows you if air quality is good, fair, poor or very poor in your 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 Mace Head site is located at the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station operated by NUI, Galway, near Carna on the west coast. The ozone measurements are funded by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Monitoring is done using a continuous monitor for ozone. The latest results can be viewed through the link below.

Total gaseous mercury is also monitored at Mace Head by GKSS, Germany, funded by the EPA as part of a long term measurement study. Data is available to download from the EPA's SAFER database.

Historical air monitoring information

Historical air monitoring data can be downloaded here Mace Head.