Book a Hotel near NUI Galway

The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) began as Queen’s College Galway in 1845. The university’s total enrolment was almost 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university was ranked in the top one percent in the 2018 QS World University Rankings and is a member of the Coimbra Group, a group of 40 well-established European universities. International students take up 12% of the student population here.

There is a range of areas to study here, including arts, social sciences and Celtic studies, business, public policy and law, engineering and informatics, medicine nursing and health sciences as well as general science. There is also a range of societies in the university ranging from things like astronomy to photography. Connacht Rugby is also quite popular in NUIG as they have a rugby union team who have high-performance education partnership with the Connacht Rugby Academy.

NUIG is ideally located in Galway city, a cultural centre attracting each year thousands of people to the city for many different purposes. Students make up 20% of Galway’s population and can benefit from all the facilities the modern and vibrant city has to offer. Galway is also currently ranked as the number one destination to visit in Ireland by the Lonely Planet Guide.

Maldron Oranmore

18 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is a family orientated hotel located just off the N18. The airy, modern and spacious rooms come with complimentary WiFi and parking as well as use of the leisure centre and swimming pool, making it the perfect location for a break any time of the year. Throughout the holidays, the hotel offers a Crafty Kids Club for all little VIPs. Facilitating six small to medium-sized meeting rooms, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is also the perfect place to do business.

NUIG is located just an 18 minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Oranmore. You can take the bus 402, 412 or 51 which will get you to the university in approximately 45 minutes.

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Maldron Sandy Road

6 minutes by car

Conveniently located only a 3km walk from the city’s main sights and attractions, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is the perfect base when exploring the vibrant city of Galway. The spacious, modern and comfortable accommodation comes with complimentary WiFi, underground parking and use of the gym. Also, make sure to enjoy some delicious dining or drinks at the newly refurbished Grain & Grill restaurant. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is easily accessible via M17, M18 and M4.

NUIG is located just a 6 minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road. You can take bus 407 which will take approximately 15 minutes to get to the university.

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