Accommodation crisis looms with rise in student numbers at ATU Sligo

Atlantic Technological University is calling on private home-owners and landlords to consider renting rooms and houses to students as number of applicants rise for second year.


In April, Sligo became a university town for the first time when IT Sligo became Atlantic Technological University and has seen an immediate impact with a significant number of additional students expected to start in September.


The campus has been fully in-person for the past year and the demand for student accommodation in Sligo has reached record levels with the number of students in the town surpassing 5,000 when St Angela’s College is taken into account.


Daire Martin is the students’ Union President of ATU Sligo: