We now require student registrations to be accompanied by a 350 EUR security deposit payable via PayPal.

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.

Payments accepted are:
  • Paypal (the 350 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'.

  • 350 EUR Security Deposit (payable online)
  • 300 EUR Electricity Deposit (payable with first rent payment)
  • 432 EUR Utility fee (payable with your first rent payment). This fee includes: refuse, TV license and Wi-Fi.
  • Rent Payment for Semester One
  • Rent Payment for Semester Two
  • If applicable, payment for breakages, damages and debts incurred, will be deducted from your deposits.

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

All first year students are allocated rooms together with 4 students per apartment.

Allocation is also done by course choice.

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.

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 1st of September by 11am. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal. Please note an administration fee of €50.00 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 €50.00 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 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 1st of September by 11am. No other method of communication will be accepted regarding a withdrawal. Please note an administration fee of €50.00 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 25th August to receive a refund of the booking deposit. Please note an administration fee of €50.00 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 25th 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 €50.00 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.

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. You will not be fully registered until you have uploaded your photo.

There is an option to pay rent in 4 installments per semester.
This involves setting up a standing order.
Please contact the office for further information on 066 7193600.