Living in Galway


Dunaras Village is in the perfect location for visiting students to explore Galway city, which is just 4 km away, or one of Irelands premier coastal villages, Salthill which is less than a mile away.

Galway is a medieval city that is rich in culture. It is also a university city which is partly responsible for its vibrancy and love for the arts. It has much to offer visitors, both young and old.

Galway at night

Galway City

Galway City: known as "The city of the Tribes" Galway City & Eyre Square is one of Ireland's top tourist destinations. Galway sits on the edge of the River Corrib surrounded by Galway Bay facing the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to some of the best and most atmospheric pubs and restaurants. Galway's famous Spanish Arch is located on the left bank of the Corrib, where Galway's river meets the sea.

Situated just minutes from Galway City Centre Salthill is a traditional seaside resort offering facilities to please young and old. Salthill's famous promenade is the perfect place to watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.

Salthill: once a small seaside resort 3 km west of Galway City,  is now the premier resort in Ireland.  Salthill is the nearest village to Dunaras located just over a mile away.

It has an array of lively and traditional pubs and restaurants to choose from. It is situated adjacent to Galway Bay which will always be the main attraction of Salthill. While staying in Dunaras, students will have a  host of safe, sandy beaches from which to choose. Swimming, sunbathing, sail-boarding, snorkelling, sea angling and high board diving, can be enjoyed here. For the less energetic, a stroll along Ireland's longest promenade, is a must.  A ramble through nearby Salthill Park and Quincentennial Park to view the flowers and shrubs is very enjoyable on a sunny day. Alternatively, one can try a spot of tennis or golf at the nearby clubs.

Dunaras Village
 is also at the gateway to discovering the stunning Connemara coastline and region and all of the spectacular scenery located there. 

Connemara's breathtaking landscape is a mixture of unspoilt rivers, lakes, woodlands, rich meadowlands, rugged hills, dramatic mountains and stunning coastline of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Connemara is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area, rich in Irish culture, heritage and traditions. The main town in the Connemara region is Clifden. It has lots of quirky shops, restaurants and traditional Irish pubs to explore. Throughout the region there are many very interesting attractions like Kylemore Abbey, Connemara History & Heritage Centre in Clifden, Glengowla Mines in Oughterard, the 40,000 acre Connemara National Park and the set of the film 'The Field' in Leenane, which was directed by Jim Sheridan in the 1990's. Connemara is the ideal place to visit if you want to experience all things Irish. 

During their academic year students can discover all that Galway city and county has to offer.