About Us

University of Galway Students’ Union has been providing services to students, staff and visitors to NUI Galway for over forty years.

NUI Galway  Students’ Union Commercial Services Limited (SUCS Ltd., / the Company) was established to separate the day to day management of a number of those services from the normal operations of the Students’ Union.  The Company has a number of long-standing objectives, including:

  • the provision of good quality, affordable food and beverages;
  • employment opportunities students and non-students;
  • the promotion of an teanga Gaeilge;
  • and returning a profit that will help to enhance the quality of the services provided by University of Galway  Students’ Union, both commercial and non-commercial.

SUCS Ltd., is led by an experienced and motivated management team.  It also benefits from a wonderfully dynamic and, in many cases, long serving team of staff.  Indeed, the Company recently said goodbye to its longest serving member of staff after 37 years flying the flag at Smokey’s Café!

Smokey’s Cafe

Smokey’s Café is a popular coffee shop on the concourse of the Arts/Science Building, serving a full range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, fresh juices and smoothies. It’s open all day and is a great place to grab a coffee and a muffin or just hang out and watch the world go by. Sandwiches, wraps, toasties, pastries and a host of sweet treats are also available.



Sult is the main social and entertainments venue on campus and offers students the best in DJ’s, live bands and big screen sport in a safe and friendly environment. It plays host to clubs, societies, class parties and charity events on a nightly basis and Sult’s years of experience with student events mean you will be able to get help and advice on your event from the experienced Sult team. Sult is also a popular coffee shop and breakfast eatery in the mornings; a restaurant and deli from midday; and a bar, restaurant, live music and sports venue ‘til late!  Come on in and join us!!



SU Shop

The Students’ Union Shop, carrying the XL Brand, is located in the basement of the Library building, where all the essential services are located.  The Shops is bursting at the seams with hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, salads, snacks, confectionery, discounted newspapers and all the grocery essentials, as well as University hoodies, t-shirts, stationery, phone credit, laptop bags, lab coats, dissection kits and more!

You can now shop online 24/7 at the SU Shop online shop here


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