National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), Galway

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  • August 17, 2017
    We visited the Uni as my 17 year old son is considering studying there, our guide was Finula and she was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. The campus is vast but we covered all of the relevant ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    My niece took us for a tour of the campus. She just finished her graduate work there. I was very impressed by the diversity of both the students and the areas of study available. We joined in for an a...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    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 A...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    When you're leaving the cathedral you might as well keep exploring that end and head on over to NUIG. The campus is gorgeous. I love wandering around university grounds and this place is great. You'll feel like you're in Harry Potter for a bit!
  • May 1, 2017
    Great campus locate beside the River Corrib. Lots of place to eat and easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. They have spent a lot of time and effort renovating the campus over the last 15 years
  • February 4, 2017
    The national university of Galway or NUIG as I like to call it is a very nice college, I didn't actually study here but I've walked through and it really seems lovely... Ample amount of bike racks
  • September 15, 2016
    One of the most relaxing and beautiful campus I have ever visited.
  • February 1, 2016
    Great university. Still studying and enjoying the experience. I would definitely recommend any adults thinking of going back to education to give this uni a good looking at as it is one of th e best.

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