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National University of Ireland Galway Housing Information 

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Providing a unique blend of location, integration, amenities, and service, the Arcadia housing in NUI Galway allows students to experience all of the opportunities available in the city and at the University. 

Arcadia University traditionally houses all of our NUIG students at either Gort na Coiribe or Corrib Village.

Gort na Coiribe

Students reside in townhouse style flats or apartment style flats with Irish and other American students. The number of residents may vary from three to eight, depending on the style of accommodation. Students will be required to share a room. Sometimes, single bedrooms are available at an additional cost. If interested in a single room, please note this on your housing preference form. Student flats may be co-ed, however any individual roommate will be of the same gender.

Gort na Coiribe is self-catered and students are able to shop at any of the conveniently nearby markets. Each flat has a fully-equipped kitchen, shared bathrooms, and living area with television and modern amenities. Self-service laundry facilities are available within the complex. Telephones are located in every flat for flat to flat calls only; calling cards are required for making local and long distance. Broadband internet access is provided; however limitations may be imposed by Gort na Coiribe management. Gym facilities are not available within the housing complex, however there is a gym on campus available at an additional cost. Payment is received at the gym.

Gort na Coiribe is located equidistant from the Galway city center and NUI Galway. Students should expect a 15-20 minute commute (walking) to Eyre Square and campus. More information is available online at

Corrib Village

Corrib Village is self-catered student accommodation located just along the River Corrib. Corrib Village offers newly refurbished flats and is ideal for those who enjoy the convenience of living on-campus. Students should expect a 5-minute walk to the heart of the NUIG campus and a 20-25 minute walk to Galway city center. Corrib Village also offers a free shuttle bus service that runs during the day to the city center and back.

Students will be living with Irish, International and American students. Each flat houses four to five students in shared bedrooms. Student flats may be co-ed, however any individual roommate will be of the same gender. Each flat has a fully equipped kitchen, shared bathroom and living area, with television and wifi; however limitations may be imposed by Corrib Village Management. Single (non-sharing) bedrooms may be available on request but are limited, cannot be guaranteed and will incur additional costs.

Corrib Village has its own convenient shop, common room, games room, study space, sports facilities and self-service laundry area on-site. More information is available online at

If necessary, Arcadia may place students in alternative accommodations of comparable standard and within a similar distance to campus.