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Curraheen Point: Modern and secure student living in the heart of Cork

With approximately 30,000 students attending university in Cork each year, the demand for premium quality purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) is a need-must for the thriving city

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Curraheen Point’s attentive staff team and high-quality facilities, combined with the culture and entertainment of Cork city, provides students with everything they are seeking from their student experience.


In addition, for many parents who are seeing their children leave home for the first time, a top priority is the safety and security of this new housing.

One of the most high-quality PBSA buildings available is Curraheen Point, a scheme by award-winning student accommodation operator Nido. Opening its doors in September 2020, the property is located just a 15-minute walk from the University College of Cork, Munster Technological University and Cork University Dental School and Hospital, perfectly positioned for any student in the city.

Curraheen Point offers an extensive range of room types and sizes tailored to students' personal preferences, from studio apartments with a private bathroom, kitchenette, bed and desk, to private en suite rooms in shared apartments. With all furniture and appliances included, the spaces at Curraheen Point are fully set up to ensure students can begin studying and socialising from the moment they arrive.

With schemes across the UK and Europe, Nido is rapidly becoming the student accommodation operator of choice for both domestic and international students alike, thanks to its reliable reputation and community-building ethos.

The all-inclusive pricing, which starts at €218 per week, includes the costs of all bills as well as a host of essentials: access to a laundry room and bike storage, as well as all the communal, study and outdoor spaces. High-speed 200Mbps Wi-Fi is also included throughout the building, making studying and relaxing easy and stress free.

Understanding the need for ample space, Nido’s rooms are designed with large desks for studying, inbuilt plugs, storage and floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the natural light. Residents have the option of being able to book study rooms or spaces within the building, which all come with USB sockets for each seat, as well as more informal study spaces in communal areas.

A studio room at Curraheen Point
A studio room at Curraheen Point

Access to the city centre is easy and hassle free too, either on foot in just 25 minutes or via the regular bus route stopping just a couple of minutes away. Curraheen Point’s attentive staff team and high-quality facilities, combined with the culture and entertainment of Cork city, provides students with everything they are seeking from their student experience.

Absolutely fabulous student accommodation. Very high standard and beautifully kept with great security and privacy

Speaking about their new accommodation, student and resident Abhirup said, “Fantastic student accommodation. As an international student new to Ireland, the Nido team at Curraheen Point made me feel very welcome. My studio apartment was well equipped with all the utilities needed and the building management paid a great amount of attention to health and safety throughout the pandemic.”

Susan, parent of a student at Curraheen Point says “Absolutely fabulous student accommodation. Very high standard and beautifully kept with great security and privacy. It came highly recommended to me, and I wasn't disappointed.”

An ensuite room at Curraheen Point
An ensuite room at Curraheen Point

As an operator, Nido prides itself on building communities and fostering the wellbeing of its residents across each property it manages. Nido was recently recognised for this and was awarded the Best in Class Resident Wellbeing Award, a fitting accolade after its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the initiatives swiftly put in place to keep students both mentally and physically safe during such an uncertain time.

Quick off the mark, Nido was the first student accommodation provider to adopt a fully virtual events programme following the outbreak of Covid-19, with residents benefitted from a packed-out calendar of events and perks, from mindfulness yoga and meditation classes, and workshops such as Stay in, Stay Safe with nurse influencer Joan Pons Laplana. This coming academic year, Nido is looking to run a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual events including welcome parties, online exercise classes, breakfast clubs and many more, following the hugely positive feedback from residents.

Curraheen Point Reception and casual study space
Curraheen Point Reception and casual study space

To ensure all residents and buildings were being compliant with health and safety guidelines, Nido provided hand sanitiser stations, increased daily cleaning regimes and implemented stringent social distancing measures following the outbreak of Covid-19. For any students who needed to self-isolate, gift hampers, also known as ‘Conquer Covid Kits’ were provided to raise spirits during testing times. 

During an unprecedented year, Nido was also quick to understand the financial pressures of its residents and general pressures posed by the pandemic. With this in mind, Nido rolled out a flexible booking and arrivals policy, plus a guarantee for first year students while they wait for their university places to be finalised, plus the option to align their contract with any new course date announcements. For prospective residents, the entire customer journey has been made accessible online, including virtual tours and a live chat function, so even booking your room is easy with Nido.

With a 24/7 staff and security team, a brand new building with high-quality facilities just 15 minutes from college and an unmatched prioritisation of ensuring resident’s physical and mental wellbeing, it’s hard to find a reason not to book with Nido.

Accommodation at Nido Curraheen Point starts at €218 per week for a shared apartment, please direct all enquiries to or visit the website

Keep an eye out for Nido’s new Ireland developments opening in September 2022.