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National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG)

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National University of Ireland Galway University Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 493 361
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National University of Ireland Galway University Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 493 361
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the west of Ireland's only university. Founded in 1845 it has developed into a huge campus extended north and and west along the river Corrib. The Quadrangle Building is lovely, but only the Aula Maxima is open to the public if there are...More

Thank clare w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This University is housed partially in the old Queens College that was opened in 1849. It is located across the street from the Galway Cathedral, partially hidden by age old trees. Beautiful school surrounded by the River Corrib & the Galway Cathedral.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The oldest part of the university is the Quadrangle Building which was built in the middle of the 19th century in the style of an Oxford college. It is well worth a visit and even has a shop where you can buy gifts. In front...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Beautiful campus that continues to grow. Make sure to walk along the Corrib near student housing. And don't forget the Quad - which is stunning when the ivy changes color in the fall.

Thank maryemannix
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We visited the geology/biology museum and saw both the old glass-blown marine life and the rocks! We always want to know the geology of an area and this was great. Plus there was the story of King from the University naming Homo neanderthalensis

Thank MargaretKBradley
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed in accommodation here,which was basic as expected but the bathroom and shared kitchen facility were very dirty.the breakfast offered as an additional price,which I booked as I was unaware of a kitchen facility,was plentiful but limited choice and low quality.staff were friendly and...More

Thank Fi C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is one of the largest campus i would say in Ireland. Its spread over acres like UCD. Just next to beautiful Corrib River. Nice classrooms and campus. Beautiful. Quadrangle is the most famous place to visit.

Thank Sidbajaj_foodcritic
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great to share the visit and near the Cathedral so much to see and to discover as you walk the grounds. Visits can be arranged through schools.

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a fine college with a combination of old and new buildings and continuing development. It is a good ramble to see all the campus

Thank jkcollinsirl
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Although the campus is quite big and the college itself has about 17,000 students, everyone seems to know eachother. What I love about nuig is that we have many fun activities in college to give students a chance to meet new people so they won't...More

Thank samantaxx123
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