well if your confined to galway have you consider doing the B.Sc in I.T. in NUIGalway?
i know it’s a year longer than the course in GMIT but it would be a better safety net to have to fall back on, and beside, just speaking from my own point of view that’s the course i did and i manage to get a job in the games industry out of it.
also as the I.T. course in galway is at the moment there is either a business stream or a language stream that ya have to do but when i was in final year last year there was talk of expanding the number of options to 5 and one of the new options was game development.
it might be an idea to send a quick email to the I.T. department to see if this has progressed since i left