About Gort Ard

Gort Ard is a student residence with a difference, providing full board accommodation in a truly homely setting. Good study facilities, spacious grounds and proximity to Salthill’s famous promenade, make it an attractive place to study and to relax. A wide variety of activities are organised during the year which complement life at university and help students both to enjoy and get the most out of their time at college. Participation in such activities is of course optional.

There is a mix of graduates and undergraduates in the residence. International students and students for a semester are welcome. All activities are open to non-residents. Accommodation and activities at Gort Ard are open to people of all creeds and backgrounds.

Gort Ard is also a study and activity centre for school students. Leaving and Junior Certificate tutorials in English, Mathematics and French are regular events.Some sporting and club activities for boys of primary school age are also run.

Gort Ard’s own grounds include a football pitch, basket ball and tennis courts, and a volleyball court during the summer.

Activities of Christian formation at Gort Ard are entrusted to Opus Dei, a prelature of the Catholic Church.

Gort Ard has been a student residence for almost 50 years. It is run by Brosna Educational Centres Ltd. (www.brosna.ie)
Brosna has been granted charitable status CHY6329.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Mass in Knock in honour of St Josemaria

Saturday 30 Sept @ 3.15pm, by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan
in Apparition Chapel, Knock
To commemorate his Canonisation in Rome in 2002.

Fathers & Sons Club - every fourth Saturday

From 3pm to 5pm.
Fun teamwork challenges for dads and sons (aged 5 to 9).

Annual Start-of-Year BBQ

Sunday 24th Sept 2017, from 2pm

Fun for all the family: food, drink, games, challenges, prizes!

Halloween Celebrations - Tuesday 31st Oct

Massive bonfire, Fancy Dress Competition, Treasure Hunt

Take a look at some of the pictures of a great night.

Soccer Fives Halloween - Sun 5 Nov 2017

Five-a-side soccer tournament for u-14 schoolboys.

Sunday 5th November 2017 @ 10am

This is the second year of the Soccer Fives competition
during the Autumn midterm break.
Call us on 091-523846 to get a Team Booking Form.
It was a great success last year. Here are some of the photos.

International Youth Project - July 2017

An international event with 3rd level students from 6 EU nations: Slovakia, Czech Rep, Hungary, Spain, Slovenia & Ireland, researched and discussed the migrant's crisis in Europe at St Flannan's College, Ennis for one week in July.
Funded by the Erasmus+ EU programme.

Click to watch a photographic summary of the event