Living and Working in Killarney
How is life in an Irish tourism hotspot? Employees from the local hospitality industry report on their experiences in Killarney:
|HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE A STUDENT IN IRELAND?
||Based on estimates the costs to live as a student for one academic year (nine month) range between €10,000 and €15,000 depending on the type of accommodation chosen. Costs include rent, electricity, food, books, laundry as well as travel passes and social expenses, but exclude tuition fees.|
|HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR ACCOMMODATION?
||Rent is likely to be the largest item of your living costs but prices vary greatly depending on the type of accommodation.
The cost for rent vary between €400 per month for a shared room and €900 upwards, for a modest self-contained flat.
|HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO SPEND ON FOOD?||For food you will spend probably between €70 and €100 a week, including some meals bought in cheaper restaurants. The full range of Irish and International supermarkets have stores in the town, so a wide range of quality fare is available at competitive prices.|
|HOW MUCH ON AVERAGE WILL I HAVE TO SPEND ON TRANSPORT?||Our Killarney campus is in the very centre of our bustling town, and close to our planned available accommodation sites, from 50 meters away, to a max of 2.7 kms. Killarney town is generously peppered with numerous restaurants, cafés, fast food outlets, cinema, concert venues & nightlife, so transport around town is rarely required. Taxi ranks operate. There are intercity buses operating to the main towns & cities of Ireland. Killarney train station is located beside the bus station, just off Town Centre, and has up to 8 trains a day to Dublin ,Cork, Limerick & towns en route. Kerry Airport is 15 kms from Killarney. Bicycle shops, and bicycle hire shops are plentiful, so your routine transport costs would be minimal, if any.|
|*The information on this section is taken from the website of the Irish Council for International Students|
Student specific accommodation
IUBH have presently got exclusive agreements with a variety of options, from a IUBH house where we have 8 rooms, en suite, desk & common areas, self-catering in a quiet & scenic spot 2.7kms from High St. and adjacent to supermarket, medical centre etc, with a contracted taxi service & rate. We also have individual rooms in town centre (50metres from Campus!), as well as a home-from-home option, where students have a private room in a carefully vetted family home.
Search for a shared accommodation yourself: its4rent.ie
You can consult our preferred supplier for a wide range of apartments: mail Jonathon@its4rent.ie, or phone him on 00353 64 6631720, or mobile 00353 87 4000100. There are several property suppliers in Killarney who would discuss rental.