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UL students can choose to live on campus in one of the six student villages or off campus in private student accommodation or self-catering houses and apartments.

Please note that early booking is essential to secure your accommodation – whether on or off campus!

On-Campus Accommodation

There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus. The student villages are managed by Plassey Campus Centre Ltd and are maintained to a very high standard. Detailed descriptions of the Quigley Residence, Plassey, Kilmurry, Dromroe, Thomond, Troy and Cappavilla Villages and booking forms may be found on the Plassey Campus Centre website.

Contact Details

Campus Life Services, University of Limerick
Contact: Carol Moloney, email:   
Tel: +353 61 202331       Fax: +353-61-202188

NOTE: Erasmus Students – On-Campus Accommodation

After you have been nominated by your home university to study at UL as an Erasmus student, you must log on to to apply for on-campus accommodation. A €50 booking fee applies.

Please note that financial penalties will apply if you book on-campus accommodation for a full academic year and decide to leave after one semester.

N.B. There are two student villages in Limerick called Thomond. One is based on-campus, Plassey Campus Centre, the other is based near Limerick Institute of Technology, in the northwest of the city, 8 kilometres from the Campus of UL.

Off-Campus Accommodation  

The Accommodation Office (Room D-0034) is open Monday to Friday, 11h00-12h30 and 14h30-16h30.

There is a wide variety of accommodation in Castletroy, a residential area within walking distance of the University campus. A list of suitable off-campus housing is available from the Accommodation Office.
Options include private student residences such as Parkview. It is advisable to reserve these residences in advance of your arrival.
Private housing is also available to rent. It is inadvisable to book this type of accommodation without first viewing it. If you intend booking private housing, you need to arrive in Limerick before the semester starts so that you have time to view a number of houses. Students doing this should book into temporary accommodation for at least three days.
A full list of private accommodation is available from the Accommodation Office or from the International Education Office. You can also check the local newspapers – the Limerick Leader and the Limerick Post – for housing advertisements. There are also a number of accommodation rental websites that you can consult, such as or

Off-Campus Student Villages – Contact Details

Courtyard Student Village
Phone 353 (0)61 502200 Email:  

Groody Student Village 
Phone 353 (0)61 334884 Fax: +353 (0)61 334886

Parkview Hall
Phone: .061-446714 Email:


The University of Limerick is a partner of, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad can find and book a student room on The rooms on this platform are offered by UL students going abroad for Erasmus or Exchange study abroad semester or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as part of Housing Anywhere's secure booking system.

Temporary Accommodation

If you have not secured a place in one of the student villages or to find suitable accommodation in the private sector, you are strongly advised to book a room in temporary accommodation (hostel, bed & breakfast, hotel) for at least three nights so that you will have somewhere to stay on arrival, while you look for suitable accommodation. The information pack sent by the International Education Division contains an updated list of local B&Bs (some of which are listed below). On arrival at the University, students are advised to go directly to the Accommodation Office, Room D-0034.

Travelodge Hotel

Castletroy, Limerick
Tel: +353 (0) 61 603 500, Website:
Special rate for UL International students - please contact the hotel directly (informing the hotel that you are an international student at UL) to avail of the special rate

Annville Bed & Breakfast

Newtown, Castletroy
Tel: +353 61 330023  Email:
Cost: Single room €35 per night – €60 double or twin. Complimentary transport to and from the University – free of charge. This B&B is only a 15-minute walk from the University.

Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Tel : +353 61 335566 Email :

Cregans Bed & Breakfast

Dublin Road, Castletroy
Tel: +353 61 331347  Email:
Cost: Single room €35 per night. Price includes full Irish breakfast and car parking. All rooms are en-suite with TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. This B&B is only a 10-minute walk from the University.

Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast

Dublin Road, Castletroy
Tel: +353 61 311663
Cost: Single room €40 per night. Price includes full Irish breakfast and car parking. All rooms are en-suite with TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. This B&B is located near the Parkway Shopping Centre on the Dublin Road on a main bus route.