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Living In Ireland

Cork is an exciting and vibrant place to live and you can be sure of a warm welcome.




Cost of living (Monthly)




* The travel cost is taking on the capped student LEAP fare which has remained at €30/week based on average month of 4.5 weeks

 ** Class materials and equipment cost can vary greatly, particularly for students in Arts, Sciences and Catering. For more detailed information you should contact your programme co-coordinator

 Students will also find out more information about student finance and budgeting at and

 To get detailed information on rental costs in your search area, the RTB has launched the national rent index more detail can be found at


MTU - Cork campus is close to many Supermarkets. Lidl, Aldi, Tesco and Dunnes are all nearby. Wilton Shopping Centre has many useful shops including Penneys where you can buy clothing, homeware and bedding. Cork City Centre has many high street stores including H&M, Topshop, Gap, Marks and Spencers and Penneys. There are also a number of speciality food stores including the English Market in the City Centre and Spicetown at 16 Uam Var Drive in Bishopstown (5 minute walk from MTU).


Accommodation is becoming increasingly more difficult to find across Ireland. This is the case in Cork too. We highly recommend organising your accommodation as soon as you can and to not leave it until you arrive. You can find out more here


You may need to open a bank account during your time in Ireland. You can request a letter for opening a bank account here.



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