Westfield State University Housing in Ireland

A summary of your accommodation information is below, with links to each hotel’s website.

Galway (May 31 – June 4)

Corrib Village at the National University of Ireland Galway

Killarney (June 4 – 7)

Neptunes Hostel
Bishop’s Lane
Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dublin (June 7 – 12)

The Ripley Court Hotel
37 Talbot Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 836 5892

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!

Every housing placement is different with different pros and cons. Your accommodations will be different than what you’ve come to expect in your home country. In general, be prepared for a relatively small living space in an older building with very basic amenities. Now is the time to open your mind and get ready to experience something different; this attitude is in the spirit of your decision to study abroad. Please also remember, that when you are abroad, you will be representing your home institution and your home country; behave appropriately.


Keep your room and the common areas clean; this is especially important when you are sharing a bedroom, apartment, hotel room, residence, or dormitory.

In order to avoid disturbing other guests, please use headphones when listening to music, or keep the volume low, and please keep your voices down.


  • You should lock the apartment and hotel room door at all times. Also, when leaving the apartment or hotel room, make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the study abroad company nor the housing company will not be responsible for any stolen items.
  • If the keys are left inside the apartment/bedroom and the locksmith has to open the door for the you, you will have to pay for this service.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw any object or substance from windows, balconies, terraces or roofs. This includes keys, cigarette butts or anything else big or small.

Guests and Alcohol Policies:

  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the apartment.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing with them, is absolutely prohibited

Financial Liability:

  • You will have to pay for any damage done to the apartment (doors, walls, floors, furniture, kitchen supplies, washing machine, etc.).

Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your roommates and other guests.
  • Remember that you are not on a college campus and not in your own home. Respect the property and get out of the “college campus” mentality.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.