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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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All reviews beautiful campus aula maxima large campus banks of the river geology museum corrib village riverside walk nice walk quadrangle architecture universities ivy study library classes biology ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

There is an accessibility walk (follow the blue dots) through this campus which is a good starting point. Diverge from the path and look at the older buildings including the original Quadrangle with its beautiful stonework and lawn. The explanatory story boards give the history...More

Thank N0madOne
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently made an appointment to view some documents at the James Hardiman library in NUIG and was told by the man over the library that I was very welcome and I really looked forward to going in. However the man I had spoken to...More

Thank Celtic_Hawthorn
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Very interesting place to visit. A quiet, thought provoking, restful place for the mind. Nice quadrangle, buildings, walkways, historical information. Great walk alongside the River Corrib. Uplifting experience.

Thank b g
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Just a lovely campus with a great center featuring Ivy covered gothic buildings, a nice walk area featuring famous people, a rowing club, and a nice pub on campus! The grounds are just lovely.

Thank stargazerlilly2014
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I booked my accomodation for 2 noghts in the Vorrib Village zCampus. Which was initially a nit hard to find. But I got the lo ation Eircode. Upon arrival it was an unexpected surprise. It was queitclean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant staff...More

Thank KerryMolly
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We strolled though the campus on Sunday when it was nice and quiet. The campus is small and compact and combines the old with new architecture. The quad area is beautiful and similar to other universities in Ireland of the same era.

Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s a grand and beautiful university especially their main building with its very nice courtyard. You can imagine yourself walking the corridors going to your classes.

Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Visiting our friends daughter who was studying there, we were surprised to find that there is actually a very nice river running through the campus. The layout of the college was also unique in that its apparently divided by River Corrib yet you could drive...More

Thank _fowlerbta
Reviewed July 26, 2018

The University is beautiful, but sprawling. The instructors easy to work with. Corrib Village accommodations were, however, a bit rustic.

Thank annajenkins63
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was a great and beautiful campus to stay at, Rooms and food were fantastic, Would recommend to many.

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