Residential Accommodation

Bright, modern and fully equipped houses and apartments available all year round.

We want you to feel at home while you're with us.

Choosing where you live and what kind of accommodation you want is a key decision in your time here at GCI. Living in a residence offers you more independence than if you decide to choose host family accommodation.

The residences that we have on offer are chosen for their proximity to the school as well as the quality of accommodation and living spaces. We choose bright, modern and comfortable living accommodation.

You will be sharing with other international students from Galway Cultural Institute. Students who live in one of our residences make lifelong friends with the housemates that they live with. We encourage you to share your cultural customs with your housemates and learn from theirs!

Share your culture with your housemates

Teach them about your cuisine, your country and how you do things back home. It works out best if you share meals with other house mates as often as possible - it shares the work of preparation, cooking and cleaning! Eating together is both more affordable and more enjoyable. If you have never cooked before, NOW is the time to start and you can prepare delicious and simple meals easily.

You will be sharing a residence with other people. Play games together, organise activities at the weekend and help each other with homework. If the other people you are living with do things differently from you, please be patient with them, be prepared for a new experience!

This is your home away from home and you are sharing with other students who will become your 'Galway family'. Be respectful and please do not create an open house for your friends. This interferes with other members of the household and it is neither fair nor acceptable. Please be aware that you are responsible for the behaviour of your guests and you will be liable for any disruption caused by them. All visitors are required to leave residences by 22.00.

Residential accommodation facilities 

All of our apartments include as standard:

Kitchen amenities

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, delph (i.e. bowls, plates, mugs, glasses)
  • Food storage cupboards for each resident
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer (for clothes)
  • Bedroom desk to use as study space
  • Fresh bed linen on arrival
  • Television
  • Coffee table
  • Comfortable sofas to relax on

Laundry Facilities

Bedroom items

Living Room Facilities

General Facilities

  • WiFi- fast, reliable high-speed broadband available in every apartment
  • Electric showers
  • Cleaning equipment such as vaccum, mop, brush
  • Bins (emptied weekly)

We try to make it as easy as possible for you to get settled in at the beginning of your stay and throughout, so this means that you do not have to purchase basic kitchen, bathroom, laundry items, or take them with you as you travel, making it more convenient for you as you start your Galway adventure!

(Please note, towels are not provided for hygiene reasons, so this you will have to bring with you, or alternatively you can pick up in the city centre from Primark, Dunnes, Lidl or Aldi for under €10).

Docks Gate Residence Galway City Centre

Docks Gate Residence Galway City Centre

Study in the heart of Galway, Ireland

Galway is one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Situated on the Atlantic west coast, this vibrant city – like its people – is warm, friendly and welcoming.

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