Ballybane is a suburb on the east side of Galway City. A well known residential and commercial area, amongst the notable local landmarks include the North Point Centre on the Tuam Road and Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology on the Dublin Road. There are numerous local amenities including pubs, shops and restaurants in the area while Merlin Park University Hospital is also nearby. From a sporting perspective there is the GMIT sports grounds, as well as Mervue Utd AFC and Galwegians Rugby Club. Ballybane is well serviced by bus routes and also has a number of schools in the area, as well as churches, parks and supermarkets. There is also a wide selection of hotels, B&Bs and student accommodation in Ballybane.