Originally Posted by Noelly
Will be starting 1st year in IT Carlow this year and was looking into accommodation..
Will be heading up on my own so it seems the only 2 dedicated student places are Carraig Abhainn and Riverbank Apts..
Anyone have opinions on these or any other places? Thanks!
Dont bother with Carraig Abhainn cause I thought the exact same thing as yourself and when U went up to see them jesus I couldnt get over the difference in real life!!!! I also used Boards to ask about accomodation 2 years ago so its my turn now to fill you in haha!
Southern gardens: was the spot to be last year, nice rooms, nice houses, not bad prices but be careful if you end up at the back of the estate you will have a bit of a walk but I would recommend bringing a bike its just so handy especially when you sleep in!
College green: FANTASTIC when i lived there first year but has gone awful rough with loads of vandalism so be careful moving around that area :/
Bullock Park: Im after getting myself a house in Bullock Park a while ago and its fine! Loads of houses around there but you DO need to go view them cause they're not great!
Ohhh you should go look up Granby Row I lived in number 16 last year and I loved it but it is cramped in the sense that if you didnt get on with the people there you'd have feck all places to escape to but in saying that its just PERFECT location.. Some of the houses on that row are a dive though so you do need to view..
I'll need to think about it to come up with some more options.. But I would say get up looking the week before the results or offers or whatever come out so your not under pressure.
And do not worry about who you move in with.. Your potential landlord will tell you who they are trying to rent it to like mature students or first years etc and if you get first years when it comes to freshers week you'll have such a laugh you'll have a bond no matter what ya thought of them originally...
Anyways let me know if you have any Qs ok.. Im in the student union too so don't be shy... I'm very happy to help ok..