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 University Gaeltacht. 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 wi-fi available in the apartments which will allow you to stay in touch with your friends or allow you to do some research.

You will have an opportunity to 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 five minutes away by foot and the city centre is also within a short walking distance from the apartments. What else would a student need?


What is in the kitchen/living area?

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

 What is in the 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.


What facilities are in the complex?

  • Apartments with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, the majority of which are en-suite
  • Free wifi
  • Goldshield electric heating
  • Colour 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

Events 2023-2024

A number of activities are organized for the students while they are staying in Áras Uí Thuama.  Here are a few pictures form the Reception that was held for students at the start of the academic year.

Application Form

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.

An application form for students who are sitting their Leaving Cert this year will be available here shortly.

Presentation of Scholarships 2023

Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Department of Early and Medieval Irish, presented scholarships to the residents of the Irish Language residential centre, Áras Uí Thuama, at a ceremony in the Seomra Caidrimh on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

Room G02, O'Rahilly Building, College Road, Cork