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The National Museum of Ireland has 3 Dublin sites not to be missed while in Dublin. The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History is home to exhibitions ranging from Irish haute couture garments and ceramics to exhibitions exploring Irish military history. On display in the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology you will find the Treasures Exhibition which contains the famous Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch. The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas and also contains geological exhibits from a collection of around 2 million scientific specimens.
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world and Dublin’s native sons include: Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Be sure to visit the Dublin Writers Museum which features a celebration of the lives and works of Dublin’s many literary celebrities. Also not to be missed is the James Joyce Centre. James Joyce is perhaps UCD’s most famous alumni and even based part of his novel ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in UCD.
Dublin is ideally situated on the east coast of Ireland and just a 20 minute journey will bring you from the bustling city to the charming coastal towns and villages of the county which dot the sometimes rugged and sanded coastline, and which provide boundless opportunities for shopping, golf, water sports, seafood, dining and picturesque walks against the spectacular backdrop of Dublin Bay.
Further information on activities and events in Dublin can be found on the Visit Dublin website.
The city is bursting with colours, music, sights and scenes which provide the irresistible backdrop for exploring the magic that is Dublin City and its beautiful surrounding county. Whether you are travelling in a group or individually you will find that there truly is something for everyone in Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you to UCD and Dublin.
Transport in DublinExpand all
Buses from Dublin Airport to City
Aircoach, a private bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and destinations south of the River Liffey, operates two circuits. One circuit passes by the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road. Another circuit serves Ballsbridge and Donnybrook. For full details, please see the Aircoach website.
Dublin Bus runs all public bus services in the greater Dublin area. Dublin Bus operates an exact fare system. You can purchase prepaid bus tickets in stores and online. Timetables of all bus routes are available online also. Dublin Bus operates a night-time bus service called Nitelink, which runs from the city centre to the suburbs. The Nitelink fare costs €5.
Buses to UCD
|46A||City Centre - UCD Belfield campus|
|39/A||City Centre (Suffolk Street) - UCD Belfield campus|
|11/A/B||City Centre - UCD Belfield (via Clonskeagh Road)|
|17||CD Belfield – Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Blackrock|
Within the Dublin area, the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), runs along the coast from Howth in the north of Dublin to Greystones near the south.
The Luas operates two tramlines servicing Dublin city centre and suburbs: the Green line connects Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green. The Red Line connects Tallaght to The 3 arena. Trams run every 5 minutes at peak time and every 10-15 minutes at other times. Please note that the Green Line and the Red Line do not connect. The Student Travelcard is valid on the Luas.
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