Updated 4th November 2020


NEW - Click here to check out our virtual tour of Dunaras Village


Now taking bookings for Semester 2 of the 20/21 Academic Year

Dunaras Village has spaces available in twin ensuite, single ensuite and double ensuite rooms for the full Academic Year 2020/21 and for Semester 2 only. Payment plans available, please enquire direclty with our office. 

To avail of one of these rooms, please follow the link below.

*The twin rooms in Dunaras Village are not suitable for social distancing, please do not apply for one of these rooms if you are not prepared for this. If you wish to share with a friend you will both need to apply and note the name of the sharer on the additional information section.


Please refer to our FAQ page before applying. 


CLICK HERE to apply to live in Dunaras 





Full check in information has been emailed to you, don’t forget to check your junk mail if you have not received it.

  • You will need to book a time and date to check in. The link is in the email.

Before check in you need to have completed the following

  • Have paid in full any deposits, utilities charges and first rental payment due online via your student portal.
  • Have issued your photo to our email address, for office and security purposes.
  • Have read your lease agreement and returned the signature page via email .
  • Have signed and returned the Covid-19 declaration form via email.


General Information

  • Our offices are currently open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.00-5.00, Wednesday 9.00 - 1.00 & Friday 9.00- 4.00, closed for lunch daily 1-2
  • Staff at all times are adhering to HSE and government guidelines in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • In place of face-to-face meetings, we encourage that you phone/email to maintain appropriate levels of communications and contact as required.
  • For updates from NUIG plesae follow this link: http://www.nuigalway.ie/alert/



Dunaras is a purpose built student accommodation complex, affiliated with NUIG. The Village comprises of 408 beds spaces, all ensuite. With staffed reception, onsite security service, self-service launderette and shuttle bus to and from NUIG with daily service. 


Tips for Living Away From Home.

  • Be Responsible and Keep Safe - you are now 100% responsible for your own safety. Do not walk home alone after dark, stay with your friends, secure your doors and windows, do not invite people you do not know into your property.
  • Do what you enjoy - join campus groups that are affiliated with what you love, whether it is playing sports, creating art, or making music. College is a great opportunity to develop what you love and most of it is FREE.
  • Your friends become your family - so choose friends who will help and support you, but who will be fun to hang out with too.
  • Make healthy choices - there’s also no one looking over your shoulder making sure you don’t eat pizza for breakfast each morning. Take the initiative, do a weekly shop, prepare meals, eat a balanced diet and exercise. Try to get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. University students have a lot of stress, and these actions will help you stay healthy and happy.
  • Get the Balance Right - you are now juggling study, independent living and your new found freedom.........get the balance right so you can maximize this great time in your life.
  • Stay connected to home - talk to family and friends on a regular basis. They want to hear how you’re doing at school so make it a regular habit to connect with loved ones.
  • Take Time for yourself - listen to what your body and head is telling you, if you need support it's available and free.
  • Ask for help if you need it - this adjustment isn’t always easy, but help is available. If you’re struggling with loneliness or emotionally, talk to a counsellor or friend. If academics are harder than you thought, look for a tutor or speak to your professor about extra help. For issues with your accommodation you can contact the Dunaras office, for study or stress issues NUIG Accommodation and Welfare offers excellent support services for FREE.