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Recommendations of places with peaceful environments?

  • 25-06-2019 9:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6 AtomicBolts


    Anyone got any recommendations of places with peaceful environments for easy reading or studying?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Do you only need peace and quiet?
    Then one of the libraries should work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ Moomintroll99


    Then one of the libraries should work.

    I have to say I disagree, depending on the time of year. During the term the NUIG libraries are full of people and a lot of chat/bustling around etc - can be very distracting. The city library is never possible to find a seat, in my experience, it's generally very full. Depends what you are trying to do of course and your tolerance for background noise. Haven't tried Westside library though.

    I sometimes work in cafes. There are a few that have hidden away upstairs/back areas etc. Again this can be dependent on the season, I find them generally more full in winter and less so in summer as people are outside. And of course you need to buy stuff so as not to create resentment. Often cafes get super popular over time, I would have once done some work now and then in Urban Grind but it's too busy these days. Best thing is to find one not too central that is newish and start going there at times other than lunchtime, like mornings/late afternoons.

    Best of luck, it is a difficult one!


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    For a while I worked out of a pub.
    During the morning and day it was on par with an office noise-wise.
    Now, I know the owner so got a table in a quiet nook and had some coffee and lunch to keep them happy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    The Secret Garden? Jungle Cafe?

    On a day like this grab a blanket and find a nice spot in Salthill or maybe by Menlo Castle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,492 ✭✭✭ jkforde


    end of Long Walk, bliss today


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Colten Mealy Staple


    jkforde wrote: »
    end of Long Walk, bliss today

    With a bag of cans yes, for studying not so much.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,863 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Coole Park.

    Renville Park.

    Barna Woods.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Circle of Life garden in Salthill


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,765 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    With colleges off for the summer, I imagine the NUI campus outdoor grounds would be quiet at this time of year. Some of the hotels might also have a study room (again tea/coffee purchase may be required)
    If all else fails, read in church.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,477 youngrun


    flazio wrote: »
    With colleges off for the summer, I imagine the NUI campus outdoor grounds would be quiet at this time of year. Some of the hotels might also have a study room (again tea/coffee purchase may be required)
    If all else fails, read in church.

    You could sit out in Dangan ( NUIG Grounds ) this week with very little distraction if reading . Library obvious one too if need a bit more focus


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 427 ✭✭ Lee Long Stool


    The NUI Galway library is not open to the general public, you need student or staff ID to gain entry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,164 ✭✭✭ xckjoo


    One of the city libraries would be the obvious answer. I've a few more alternative suggestions but I'll hold off until the OP replies to say they need them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Colten Mealy Staple


    The NUI Galway library is not open to the general public, you need student or staff ID to gain entry.

    Any alumni of the university can also access the library.


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ smurf492


    Any alumni of the university can also access the library.


    Really.. Never knew that. Presume you have to sign at the desk or something??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Colten Mealy Staple


    smurf492 wrote: »
    Really.. Never knew that. Presume you have to sign at the desk or something??

    I only learned of it recently but haven’t actually done it myself yet, I think you get set up with a card so you can come and go when you want if I’m remember correctly from the person who told me.

    This link confirms it: https://library.nuigalway.ie/usingthelibrary/accessingthelibrary/


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭ ShauntaMetzel


    It could be any room in your house, a library and an area of your backyard garden.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 AtomicBolts


    Thanks all for the replies.

    A few points things I really should have clarified in my post. Looking for an area that is suitable to all climates. Not just the fine weather like this week. Ideally it'll be somewhere I could go every week for several weeks on a regular schedule to read/study/work in relative peace. Willing to be flexible with schedule if needs be.

    I'm not alumni of any of the galway educational institutions. Have tried the city library and it's serviceable, just wondering if there are other places. Libraries are always the obvious one and people pretty much always flock there. Have studied before (years ago) in the NUIG library and didn't find it that great an environment at all. Maybe things are better now? Or maybe they just knew I wasn't meant to be there :p. My general experience of library atmospheres in Galway hasn't been particularly great. That actually was a large reason why I posted my question. Hotels and cafes do seem to be the better bet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Westside library can be very busy and loud with kids and general chat. Staff very good nevertheless and they have desks tucked away for study. Visited the city library recently, but not the reference room, and found it lacked fresh air and was stuffy. Would have got a headache if I had to stay there.


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