Áras Uí Thuama


Áras Uí Thuama is a modern apartment block for students which is located next to the Lee Fields.   The bedrooms are very comfortable and there are study facilities included in each bedroom.  The apartments are often referred to as the Gaeltacht of the University.  There is a block of nine apartments in Áras Uí Thuama with a mixture of two, three and four bed apartments available.  There is free wifi available in the apartments which will allow you to stay in touch with your friends or allow you to do some research.  If you stay here you will get to know students from every College in the University.  You will never be hungry as there is a supermarket nearby with a large selection of food!  The campus is only 5 minutes away by foot and the city centre is also within a short walking distance from the apartments.  What else would a student need?


Kitchen/Living Area

  • Electronic hob
  • Electric oven
  • Electric microwave
  • Cupboards
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Toaster
  • Kettle

 Study Room/Bedroom

  • Study desk and lamp
  • Double bed with underbed storage
  • Shelves
  • Full length mirror
  • Sink
  • Cupboards
  • Notice board

There is a public telephone in each apartment and a tv point in every room.

Residents are asked to provide their own bed linen (double bed), duvet and pillows.


Some of the Facilities that are in Áras Uí Thuama include:

  • Apartments with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, the majority of which are en-suite
  • Free wifi
  • Goldshield electric heating
  • Colur TV
  • Enclosed parking area for bicycles
  • Self service laundry room*
  • Refuse collection
  • Resedential assistants and security services 24/7

*  There is a fee for this service


The interviews for Leaving Cert students are usually held at the end of June.

Any full time student of the University who is fluent in Irish is welcome to apply for residency in Áras Uí Thuama.  They need to fill out a special application form and be prepared to be called for an interview.

Every year a number of places are put aside for first year students of the University.  There are substantial scholarships available for residents. 

Application Forms

An application form for current leaving cert students will be available shortly.

Presentation of Scholarships 2022

Dr. Caitríona Ní Churtáin, Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, presented scholarships to the residents of the Irish Language residential centre, Áras Uí Thuama, Brú na hOllscoile at an awards ceremony on the 27th April 2022.

Welcome Reception 2022

A reception was held to welcome students of Áras Uí Thuama to University Hall on the 28th September 2022. 

Events 2022/23

Pictures from a bowling night and a breakfast morning that the students of Áras Uí Thuama attended during the academic year.

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