Why Galway

Why Live in Galway?


Finding a suitable place to live once you arrive in Galway is one of the most important first steps to getting settled. There are a number of websites that will help you to find a short-term lease property.

Here are a few of them:

Renting in Ireland

There are two options available to people who want to rent: House Share and Leasing. For more information on renting and your rights as a tenant click here

Cost of renting in Galway
Source: Daft.ie Rental Report

Average monthly rents in Ireland Q4 2020 (3 bed house):

Galway City                      €1,260
Galway County                €892

While moving to a different country can be daunting there are a lot of support available. Visit Citizens Information  for some practical information on moving to Galway.

Property Searching

The most popular site that people use to advertise and find rental accommodation all over Ireland is www.daft.ie. Searching on this site will give you an idea of the cost of renting in Galway.

Using a Letting Agency
For convenience, you can use a letting agent to help you find accommodation.
Popular letting agents in Galway are:

Sherry Fitzgerald
Winters Property Management

What paperwork will I need?

In order to apply for a rental property, there are a number of documents that you will need to provide.

  • Employer Reference on headed paper to prove that you have a job in Ireland.
  • Bank details/reference to show that you are financially secure
  • Previous Landlord Reference
  • Photo ID to confirm your identity (passport/driving licence)
  • PPS number
  • First month’s rent and one-month deposit

Where to live in Galway?

Galway is expansive as a city and county and deciding where to live is an important decision.

For those who wish to live within walking distance of the city areas such as Salthill, Knocknacarra. Rahoon, Westside and Renmore to name but a few.

Popular commuter areas to the West of city include Barna, Spiddal and Carraroe

Popular commuter areas to the East of the city include Oranmore, Athenry, Tuam, Loughrea, Portumna , Ballinasloe and Claregalway.