Renmore is a suburb of Galway City. It is situated approximately 2km to the east of the city and is home to a range of residential and commercial premises. Lough Atalia lies between Renmore and the city, which can be crossed using the public path beside the railway line (widely known as 'the line'). The primary school in Renmore is called Scoil Chaitriona the area also has an all Irish school named Gaelscoil Dara. St Oliver Plunkett Church is located beside the primary school. Renmore is one of the widest suburbs of Galway city, running east along the coast and south of Dublin Road, from the shore of Lough Atalia on its west side to Lurgan Park on its east. The area houses approximately 5,000 people and includes Ballyloughaun beach, which also has camping facilities. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is one of the larger employers in the area. Renmore is also home to Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa (Mellow's Fort), a base of the Irish Army's Southern Brigade. The barracks – called "Renmore Barracks" locally – is the base of the 1st Infantry Battalion and is located at the end of Renmore Road. The Department of Defence is also based in the area. There is also a private hospital called the Bon Secours. The area also has a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and frequent bus links to the city centre and beyond.