Student registration must be accompanied by a 500 EUR security deposit. Before registering see the Rates and the number of room vacancies.
We are ready to receive student registrations for the new academic year 2024/2025.

Frequently Asked Questions



We have complied a list of questions which are frequently asked, which may be useful to both students and their parents. If the information you require is not available below please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kings Court is situated in Manor West, Tralee, Co Kerry, next to Manor West Retail Park, where you will find such shops as:

  • Tesco Supermarket
  • Starbucks
  • First Chapter bookshop (books, magazines, newspapers & confectionary)
  • Next (Ladies, Mens and Childrens fashions and Footwear)
  • Top Shop (Fashion shop)
  • TK Maxx fashion shop
  • Sam Mc Cauley’s Pharmacy
  • Harvey Norman Technology
  • Curry’s - PC World Technology
  • Sound Store Technology
  • Mc Donald’s Restaurant
  • Subway Restaurant
  • Burger King Restaurant
  • Adams Jewellers
  • Halfords. Car Parts, bikes & leisure products.
  • Home Store & More. Homewares.
Both Aldi and Lidl supermarkets are within walking distance of Kings Court Apartments.

MTU Kerry South Campus is within a 15 minute walk.

MTU Kerry North Campus is a 45 minute walk from Kings Court Apartments. ( 5 minute drive )

A regular shuttle bus service runs from Kings Court Apartments to both Campuses throughout the day.

There is also a local bus firm that has bus services from Manor West to Tralee Town Centre.

Clash Road Campus 1.3km

Denny Street Campus 2.1km

Monavalley Campus 2.4km

Payments accepted are:
  • Paypal (the 500 EUR Security Deposit must be paid this way when you are signing up, through our Application Form).
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Electronic Funds Transfer - EFT (For rent and utility payments only).

Postal orders / money orders / bank drafts to be made payable to 'The Rookery Management Company CLG'.

See the Rates page

Money remaining will be paid back to you by Electronic Funds Transfer into your bank account, therefore please ensure your BIC and IBAN numbers are accurate when filling in the Application Form

We believe that students sharing accommodation and studying the same course adapt more easily to their new environment during their first year in student accommodation away from home.

Wherever possible all first year students are allocated rooms together with four students per apartment. Each student has his/her own private room to study and sleep; this room includes an ensuite shower/toilet. See the photo galleray page for more information.

Personal requests can be submitted via application but are not guaranteed.

Bed linen, duvets and pillows are NOT provided.

Each bed in Kings Court is a small double bed.

The measurements of each bed are: 6ft long and 4ft wide.

If you wish to buy bed linen in Tralee then in Manor West Retail Park you will find stores such as Harry Corry and Home Store and More which may be supply the bed linen.

The deposit is initially used to secure a place in Kings Court Apartments and used as a damage deposit thereafter throughout the Academic Year.

The Deposit will be held by the Licensor and will be refunded to the Licensee at the end of the Period but after deduction of any costs or losses reasonably incurred by the Licensor as a result of any breach of the Licensee’s obligations.

The Licensor is not bound to return the Deposit until he is satisfied that no money is outstanding for rent, bills, breakages, cleaning or painting which may be required and until after they are has had a reasonable opportunity to assess the cost of any repairs required as a result of any breaches of his obligations by the Licensee or other sums properly due to the Licensor.

The Deposit will be returned to the Licensee, within eight weeks after the academic year end.

The Licensor is not bound to return the Deposit until he is satisfied that no money is outstanding for rent, bills, breakages, cleaning or painting which may be required and until after they are has had a reasonable opportunity to assess the cost of any repairs required as a result of any breaches of his obligations by the Licensee or other sums properly due to the Licensor.

If you wish to withdraw your application and receive your deposit back you can do so by submitting an email outlining your details (name, date of birth, address, course of study and year of study) along with a short email to say you wish to withdraw your place by 16th of August by 11am. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal. Please note an administration fee of €100.00 will apply and it can take up to eight weeks to return the deposit as standard policy if you cancel prior to taking residence, after which no refund would be given.

If it is the case that you wish to defer a year of study and you have already paid a deposit for accommodation to Kings Court then the following must be adhered to.

Procedure:

  1. Notification of your deferral must be submitted by email only by 16th August by 11am. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a deferral.
  2. In the email you will need to provide your details (name, date of birth, address, course of study and year of study) along with a short email to say you wish to withdraw your place. You will also need to attach a copy of letter from IT Tralee confirming that you have been granted the deferral. This MUST BE submitted to us prior to 11am on 16th August.

Payments made and refunds

  • Once all requested elements have been submitted prior to 16th August by 11am, then a refund of the deposit will be returned to you. Please note an administration fee of €100.00 will apply and this can take up to eight weeks to return the deposit as standard policy.

If it is a case that you are notifying us with the relevant details after the deadline of 16th August by 11am then you will not receive a refund of your deposit.

If you wish to live elsewhere and would like to receive you deposit back you can do so by submitting an email by 16 August by 11am, outlining your details (name, date of birth, address, course of study and year of study) along with a short email to say you wish to withdraw your place. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal. Please note an administration fee of €100.00 will apply.

If you wish to live elsewhere after the outlined date or after taking residence then no refund will be given.

If you have failed your repeat exams and wish to withdraw your place in Kings Court Apartments then the following must be adhered to:

Submit an email outlining your details (name, date of birth, address, course of study and year of study) along with a short email to say you wish to withdraw your place. This must be done within 24 hours of receiving your results. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal. Withdrawal of your place in Kings Court following the failure of examinations will result in the forfeit of your deposit.

Unfortunately it does happen that people do not settle into college life and opt to withdraw their application from MTU Kerry. We would advise students to speak with relevant bodies in MTU Kerry as an aid to get to the root of the problem that may cause you to withdraw your application . If you wish to go ahead with your withdrawal we advise speaking with Management. You will then need to submit an email with the following:

  1. Outline your name, date of birth, address, apartment number and room number.
  2. Confirmation letter from the MTU Kerry outlining that you have withdrawn from your course of study.
  3. The room must be left in a clean manner with the bedroom door locked (i.e. like when you moved in).

Please note that the withdrawal of your place in Kings Court will result in the forfeit of both rent and utility payments as well as the deposit payment.

It is sometimes the case that prospective students that have applied to stay in Kings Court Apartments do not end up attending MTU Kerry thus do not need accommodation in Kings following Round One CAO offers.

We understand that should this can happen to you then, you will be required to submit an email outlining your details listed below .No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal:

  • Outline your name, date of birth, address and the course that you had intended to study in MTU Kerry.
  • To provide us with your CAO offer attached to the email.

These details must be submitted to the management office by 11am on 16th August to receive a refund of the booking deposit. Please note an administration fee of €100.00 will apply and it can take up to eight weeks to return the deposit as standard policy.

Failure to notify management of the above will result in the forfeit of your booking deposit.

Although it has passed the date of submission of details for withdrawal of 16th August at 11am, we would still ask you to submit the following details within twenty four hours of Round Two and Round Three offers becoming available.

  • Outline your name, date of birth, address and the course that you had intended to study in MTU Kerry.
  • To provide us with your CAO offer attached to the email.

A review will be carried out by Management and you will be notified if you have received a refund of your deposit. Please note if the review is successful then an administration fee of €100.00 will apply and it can take up to eight weeks to return the deposit as standard policy.

Sometimes it can happen that after a few weeks in college life in Tralee you may be offered a place in alternative third level institutes. This can be the case after Leaving Certificate rechecks, or second and third round CAO offers. If this is the case with you then the following must be completed.

Procedure

  1. If you are moving third level institutes then you must submit an email stating your name, date of birth, address, course of study, apartment number and room number.
  2. We would also require proof from the college/CAO that you are taking a place in an alternative third level institution.
  3. We would require you to return both bedroom and front door keys as soon as possible.
  4. The room must be left in a clean manner with the bedroom door locked (i.e. like when you moved in).

Payments made and refunds

  • Regarding payments made and refunds, each case is assessed individually and in standard policy it can take up to eight weeks before contact is made with you.

You don't need a Paypal account to pay the security deposit. You can make a once-off payment through Paypal as a guest user without having to create a Paypal account. Paypal will not store you debit card details.

Our systen normally sends out an auto-generated email acknowledgment within 5 minutes of making the Security Deposit. The acknowledgement is send to the email address from which the payment was receive, and a copy is also sent to the student's personal email address if it is different.

  1. Was you personal email address spelt correctly when you filled in the online form? For example, it is a common mistake to misspell .com as .con
  2. Make sure your email account is not deactivated
  3. Make sure your inbox is not full.
  4. Check your junk/spam/trash folders.
  5. Send us an email, giving your full name and including your payment transaction code, and we will check our records.
  6. If you have no success with the above options, call us on 066 7193600 or International: 00353 66 7193600 during business hours.

No. When you pay the deposit through Paypal you are taken over to their website to complete the transaction. Paypal does not disclose you credit/debit details to us.

We do not store credit/debit card details in our database.

We never ask students to submit credit/debit card details by email.

First, you need to fill in our online registration form, then pay the security deposit through Paypal.

When this is done, Paypal will notify us.

We will then send you an auto-generated email. The email will explain how to upload your photo.

If you take your photo with a smartphone, then you will need to import your photo into a laptop or an office computer, and use image editing software to edit your photo down to the correct horizontal and vertical dimensions. Keep in mind that smartphone cameras produce huge photos that are unsuitable for uploading without first processing them through photo editing software. The ideal width is 300 pixels; the height should 316 pixels; and file size should be reduced down to fall within the range of between 20Kb to 200Kb, before uploading it to our database.

The reason for these requirements is so that your photo will fit into the box on both the Registration Form and the Security Form and not take up too much space in our database. Your photo is required for identification and security purposes.

You may use any photo editing application that you are familiar with. We suggest Paint.Net, available from the Microsoft Store, because it is cheap and easy to use.

If you are unable to upload your photo watch this tutorial video on Youtube. It shows you how to create a passport sized photo. It gives step-by-step instructions using Paint.Net. Click on the full screen icon on the video and click on the settings cogwheel icon and bring the video resolution up to the highest possible in order to see the video clearly, then turn up the volume.

If you can't upload your photo after watching the video carefully several times, send us an email.

The guarantor is typically one of the parents, who ‘guarantees’ to undertake all financial obligations arising from the student’s stay at Kings Court to cover rent, losses, damages, costs, charges, expenses and or fines arising from or incurred by or levied upon the student in question.

Car parking is available at Kings Court for residents, but spaces are limited, and your accommodation does not guarantee you a parking space. Further information on parking arrangements for September will be sent in August.

Car parking includes an underground car park. This is locked at 12 noon on Fridays for security reasons; it reopens at 9.00 A.M. on Mondays, excluding public holidays and the Christmas holidays. To avoid having your car locked in over the weekend, make sure to remove it before 12 noon on Fridays.