Sheares Gate Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Reception?

We do not have a Reception on site, however our head office is only a 10 minute walk away at Farranlea Hall, Victoria Cross and we can be contacted on +353 21 4345497 or at

Is there security on site?

We do not have any nightly/weekend warden on site however each house has an alarm.

Is there parking?

Yes, we have parking at no extra cost. Please contact for details.

How far is UCC?

Sheares Gate is within a 10 minute walk of UCC main campus, Cork University Hospital and the Dental Hospital.

Is there a shop nearby?

Yes, Wilton Shopping Centre is less than a 10 minute walk away. There is also a Maxol Garage even closer which has an excellent delicatessen.

Is there a bus stop nearby?

Yes, the No. 216 bus goes to and from the city every 30 minutes. The inbound bus stop for the city centre is located just outside our main gate.

Are credit card accepted?

No. The methods of payment that we accept are cheque, bank transfer or cash paid at our office only.

How do we get to Sheares Gate from the airport?

You have two options
a) You can get a Taxi direct costing approximately €20.00.
b) You can get a bus into the city centre for approximately €6.00 and then the No. 10 bus to Sheares Gate for approximately €2.00.

Can I deduct booking deposit from rent payment?

No, the deposit and rent are two separate payments.

What is the size of a double bed?

W: 140cm, L: 190cm.

Is there a TV in the house?

There is one TV in the living room. There are TV sockets in all bedrooms, so you can have your own TV.

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