Here is some advice from one of our incoming 2nd years who is now seeking a roommate or flatmate:
After a long deliberation I’m looking at selling my car and using the proceeds to move to Dublin this year.
Here’s my advice to any incoming students considering commuting long distances:
It’s possible. I’m the proof! If you want to be here badly enough you’ll put up with it. However it’s absolute madness, your personal life will suffer, and you should only do it if the cost of moving to Dublin is prohibitive. It’s also extremely dangerous, especially in the winter!
If anybody is interested in sharing a room in town to keep down the cost of rent, I’d be up for sharing a twin room with another Gaiety student, current or incoming!! I do have a budget, which I can’t go over. Also the place must be within walking distance of Smock, no more than 20 minutes away if possible because I’m not willing to exchange my car commute for a bus commute. I’m looking at single rooms at the moment, but if anyone is interested in sharing a twin room please contact me. I’m a friendly, clean and relatively quiet housemate!
If you would like to link up with this student, please contact email@example.com to share your contact details with them.
The Gaiety School of Acting frequently is asked by students about housing. We have a notice board in our main school building in Temple Bar, but of course, not everyone gets to see this.
We are starting a new feature on this blog which is a virtual version of this. If you have a room to rent and are looking to lease it to a fellow acting student, are seeking a room or to houseshare, or even if you are a landlord with property in or around the city centre that our full- and part-time students might be interested in, plesase let us know and we can post your details here.
There are many advantages to sharing with like-minded people, be they full-time or part-time students, as well as it being a good way to mingle and make friends. Most of our students live within an easy commute or within walking and cycling distance of the school, so you are likely to find something suitable.
2 final notes: the Gaiety School of Acting can take no responsibility for any of the properties or landlords listed here. You should always be careful of who you rent from and to. Always go to a viewing with someone else, make sure you get proper contact details of the landlord, ensure you have a rentbook and that the property is registered with the PRTB.
Also, the Gaiety School of Acting has a few pointers for house hunters on our website here so this might be a good place to start if you are looking for the first time.