Cllr. Níall Mc Nelis

Member of Galway City Council Representing:

Knocknacarra | Rahoon | Salthill | Taylors Hill

I engage daily to advocate, raise issues and deliver for the people of Knocknacarra, Salthill, Taylors Hill and Rahoon to make sure their voices, interests and concerns are heard and communicated effectively to local and national government.

I actively contribute to key policy and stakeholder bodies in Galway and the region, by participating actively on committees, steering groups & boards.

  • Member of the Labour Party
  • Elected to Galway City Council 2009 – 2014 – 2019
  • General Election Candidate Galway West  2020
  • Mayor of Galway City 2018 -2019
  • Deputy Mayor 2016 -2017
  • Peace Commissioner
  • Chairperson of Economic Community and Culture SPC
  • Chairperson of Galway City Joint Policing Committee
  • Member of Planning SPC
  • Chairperson of Board Claddagh Watch – City Waterways Safety Patrols
  • Chairperson Galway City Tidy Towns

  • Proud supporter of Galway Sea Scouts, Knocknacarra Community Games, and Galway Volunteer Centre.


  • BA(HONS)Business, Social Enterprise, Leadership and Management
  • BA Business, Enterprise and Community Development
  • Calasanctius College, Oranmore and Coláiste Éinde, Salthill.

Former Member of:

  • Regional Health Forum
  • Educational Training Board
  • Chair of Galway Technical Institute Governing body GMIT
  • Member of European Committee of Regions 2009 – 2019

Contact Me

P: 087-619 7300 E: