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Do you want to meet other students while exploring the wonderful sights and sounds of Galway and the West of Ireland?

Our social and leisure programme allows you to get to know your classmates, learn about the culture of Ireland and explore all that Galway and the surrounding area has to offer...all through English! 

Students have the possibility to book full-day excursions and trips to destinations including the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Connemara.

In addition, our social programme includes: city walking tours, Irish music and dance, pub nights, and theatre evenings.

Please note these extra excursions and events can be booked on-site in Galway, not in advance.

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Come and visit Galway – the Cultural Capital of Ireland! From an array of vibrant and exciting summer festivals to more rural areas and serene landscapes, Galway offers a world of discovery to visitors. 

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NUI Galway Sports Centre

Our English language students also have access to NUI Galway's state-of-the-art Sports Centre at special rates. The complex boasts the following:

  • A 25-metre, 6-lane, moveable-floor swimming pool with saunas and steam room
  • Fully equipped, 130-piece, life fitness gym facility
  • International size sports hall with bleachers to hold 660
  • High-tech climbing wall
  • Squash, racketball and basketball courts along with resistance and core training areas
  • Over 100 pieces of CV equipment incorporating cardio theatre equipment


Make an Enquiry

For more information about our social programme and English courses at the National University of Ireland Galway, please contact the English Language Centre team today. We would be more than happy to help! Simply get in touch by sending us an email or calling +353 91 492264.