Most of our Dublin based courses take place in exclusive areas of north and south Dublin and in accommodation located very conveniently to the city and places of interest. Dublin has a population of over one and a half million people and the centre is quite compact. This makes it very easy to visit and most places are within walking distance as soon as you are in the city centre which is served by trams and buses.
The city is beautifully located around a sweeping bay at the mouth of the famous river Liffey. It is a city that is steeped in tradition and well regarded by visitors as a friendly and lively capital. The main attraction of Dublin is probably the people who live and work here! You will never be far away from someone to help you if you need directions or assistance. A visit to one of the many music bars is a must during your visit. For more serious sightseeing you can visit Trinity College and see the famous Book of Kells, Dublin Castle and the National Museum with all its treasures not forgetting the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. Your tutor will provide you with information about the city and the places of interest you might like to visit.
When you arrive you should be aware that Dublin Airport is located to the north of the city and there are frequent private coach and public bus services to the centre and south of the city. A private operator - Aircoach.ie - operates coaches every 15 minutes to the centre and south of the city for €9 single or €14 return on-line or €10 single or €16 return if purchased on the bus. The public transport operator - Dublin Bus.ie - operates a number of services from the airport including the 747 service to the city centre from immediately outside the Arrivals building in front of Terminals 1 and 2.
Taxis are numerous but a little expensive and cost approximately €50 to €60 to the south of the city. It is generally cheaper to request the taxi driver to drive through the city rather than the M50 motorway when travelling to the south city and county. Every taxi is fitted with a meter under law and make sure you request a receipt.
For travelling to and from the city centre during your stay there is a tram which runs from the city centre (St. Stephen's Green) to Central Park in the south of the city on the Green Line. The journey time from/to the city centre is 20 minutes approximately with trams running every 5 minutes at peak times and every 10 minutes at other times. Central Park station is a 5 minute walk from us here in Foxrock. The fare is €5.40 for a return ticket or €24.50 (subject to change) for a weekly ticket allowing unlimited travel on the Dublin tram system.