General Information

Getting to Galway

Shannon International Airport is approximately 1 hours drive from Galway City.  Shannon Airport is serviced by Bus Éireann.

Dublin International Airport is approximately a 3 hour drive from Galway City.  A number of bus services operate connections from Dublin Airport to Galway City: Citylink, GoBus and Bus Éireann.  A regular train service operates from Dublin (Heuston Station) to Galway.

Ireland West Airport is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Galway City.  The airport is serviced by Bus Éireann.

Cork International Airport  is approximately 3.5 hours from Galway City and is serviced by Citylink.

From Galway City centre, you can take a taxi to the University, or take the No.404 Bus in the direction of Newcastle from Eyre Square.  Eyre Square is a short walk from the Galway Coach station, which is used by Citylink and GoBus, and from the Bus Éireann train/bus station.

Travelling to Carraroe for the Irish Language Summer School 2017

Transport to Carraroe will be arranged from the NUI Galway Quadrangle Building on Friday, 14 July, 2017 at approx. 2 p.m.  Please confirm by email ( if you wish to avail of this organised bus transport or if you will make your own travel arrangements from Galway City to Carraroe.  If the bus time above does not suit your flight options, there is also the Bus Éireann public bus service to Carraroe which you can take from Galway City.  You can access the Bus Éireann timetable from Carraroe to Galway City online.  Service No. 424 is the one you need to use.  

Registration and accommodation allocation will take place on arrival at the centre, and will continue until 5.00 p.m.   Students who are arriving after 5.00 p.m. will need to notify the Summer School Office in advance so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Tuition and Fees

Fees are listed separately for each course.

On acceptance of a course offer, a deposit payment of €375 should be made to secure the course.  The balance of fees payable should be paid by 31 May 2017.  Payment can be made by three methods:

  • Via the online application system
  • International Bankers Draft/Money Order payable to the National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Electronic Funds Transfer using the information below:

Bank:   Bank of Ireland, 43 Eyre Square, Galway
Account Number:   28453773
Sort Code:   90 38 16
IBAN No:   IE 42 BOFI 903816 28453773

If payment is made by electronic transfer, applicants should notify the Summer School Office when payment has been processed and if possible forward a copy of the transfer documentation.

Transfers must be made in Euros and please ensure "Summer School & Applicants Name" is referenced on all bank transfers; if a third party is processing the payment, please ensure same.


The following accommodation options are available to Irish Studies, Ecology: Living Landscapes in the West of Ireland and Education in Ireland students:

Family Guesthouse
Students may live in family owned guesthouses adjacent to the University.   A full Irish breakfast will be provided by their hosts as part of the overall cost   A full Irish breakfast will be provided by their hosts as part of the overall cost. Accommodation costs are listed separately for each programme. A supplementary charge of €150 will apply for single room accommodation.

Student Residences
Students may choose to stay at residences available to the University. Accommodation charges are listed separately for each programme, based on self-catering.  Breakfast and luncheon will be available in the Campus Restaurants, or may be obtained in any of Galway’s hotels, restaurants or bistros. Dinner may also be obtained locally.  Details of the cost of living in Ireland will be supplied on request.

Students enrolled on Irish language courses stay with Irish-speaking families. Students who have some knowledge of Irish may stay in a house in which only Irish is spoken (applicants wishing to avail of this facility should complete a special form after enrolment). All participants are required to stay in approved accommodation.

Credits and Enrolments

Credits are offered at graduate and undergraduate levels, see each programme for details. Assessment will be based on attendance and completion of appropriate written assignments or examinations as prescribed by each Course Director. Special graduate level assignments are arranged for students requiring graduate credits. Courses may be attended also on a non-credit basis.


Official transcripts are processed after course completion.  For copies of transcripts, please complete a Transcript Request Form and return it to 

Tours and Social Events

Tours for Irish Studies and Education in Ireland will be selected, inclusive in the cost, from the following: Aran Islands; Inisboffin Island, the Burren, Connemara, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry; Clonmacnoise, Yeats sites in South Galway.

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