Semester in Limerick Housing

You will love this housing!  Thomond Village is located right on the River Shannon a short walk from your classes.  It is a phenomenal spot!!



But don’t take my word for it!

Have a look at this fun video from one our Spring 2019 students, who did a little five-minute housing tour!

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

CISabroad students at the University of Limerick live in on-campus apartments at Thomond Village. Each apartment usually houses about 6 students. Thomond Village is located on the North Campus, which is linked to the South Campus by means of a spectacular bridge across the River Shannon. Students have single bedrooms and bathrooms with shared kitchens and living rooms. Onsite is a convenience shop and village hall, where students can use rooms for meetings and study groups.

Semester in Limerick- Living Room

Thomond Village provides the following:

  • Individual apartments with 2/4/6 large study bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen/living room and a comfortable lounge area
  • Accommodation for students with impaired mobility
  • Accommodation for students with families
  • Electric heating
  • Cable television
  • High speed internet connection via UL network
  • Direct dial telephone facility – with use of phone cards
  • Weekly refuse collection
  • Full access to UL Sport gym & swimming pool
  • Complimentary refuse sacks and light bulbs
  • Launderette
  • Village Shop adjacent in Dromroe Village
  • Full maintenance service
  • Regular security patrols at night
  • Enclosed areas for bicycles
  • Free bike hire

What about sheets and towels?

International students traveling from abroad are provided with linen for the first one to two weeks and can keep this for the duration of their stay or return to reception if they wish to purchase their own.  Towels are not provided, so do bring a shower towel.

Hot water— please note: hot water for showers is on a timer!

The hot water timer is set to the following times:

06h00 – 10h00 – 4 hours in the morning

16h00 – 21h00. – 4 hours in the evenings

When there is no hot water, there is a boost button on the boiler time clock, when pressed it will heat up the water but this takes approx. 20 minutes to heat up and this only lasts for 1 shower..

What comes with the apartment? For a full detail of inventory, please download the inventory list here.

Any questions about amenities?  Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here!

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Guest Policy: 

Guests are allowed to visit for a maximum of 1 week. Students must receive approval from all housemates and let the Village Manager know of guests ahead of time, as well as check any guests in upon arrival.

Please note that although CISabroad makes every effort to provide your preferred form of housing, we cannot guarantee that all personal preferences are met. We have carefully selected safe and adequate housing for each student and each living arrangement is distinct and special in its own way.

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.

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

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

Utilities and use:

  • Heating and air conditioning should be used sparingly. NEVER leave heating or air conditioning units while you are not home. If you must have them on when you are sleeping, keep them low.
  • Always turn off the lights when you leave the apartment and when you are not in the room.


  • You should lock the apartment door at all times. Also, when leaving the apartment, make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the study abroad company nor the housing company will be responsible for any stolen items.
  • If the keys to the apartment are stolen, lost or misplaced, all locks to the apartment will have to be replaced at the student’s expense, including key copies for all apartment members.
  • 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:

  • Disrespectful behavior related to alcohol consumption will end up in dismissal from the housing and you will have to find your own housing at your own expense.
  • 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.).
  • If extra time is needed to clean the apartment, or if items are damaged or missing, you will be charged and those charges will be deducted from your housing deposit. Housing deposits will be returned 8-12 weeks after the program has ended

Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your hosts and the other people that live in the building.
  • 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.

Warning process:

  • If any of the above rules are broken, you will receive a first verbal warning. This warning will also be written and sent to your sending study abroad program and your home school.
  • The second infraction of any of the above rules will result in you being evicted from your apartment. You will need to find a new place to live at your own expense.
  • Please read through all of our behavior policies noted in the CISabroad Policy Handbook, linked inside of the attachment to your acceptance email

Semester in Limerick - Study Area