Summer at UCD > Leisure



We have an extensive leisure and social programme in place for our guests each summer, including visits to a working animal farm, lessons in our native game of hurling and in traditional Irish dance, plus visits to some of our most amazing tourist attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast.

We also organise wonderful one-off events such as an authentic Irish Tea Party to help our guests mix with each other. And for groups who want to explore the social and cultural life of Dublin, we recommend the best places to visit including a host of free admission museums and galleries, along with traditional Irish music sessions.

For our more active guests, UCD offers a wealth of sports and leisure facilities to satisfy even the most demanding of sports enthusiasts. With over 325 acres to explore, the UCD campus is an absolute haven for walkers or joggers.

There are also numerous grass and synthetic sports pitches on the campus, along with tennis courts and Ireland’s national hockey stadium, which has hosted a number of prestigious European and international competitions.

The brand new state-of-the-art Olympic swimming pool and tepidarium now available in UCD are truly world class facilities. The Olympic pool is 50 meters long and 25 meters wide and has a variety of features, which cater for a large number of water activities.

The modern, well equipped gymnasium offers everything from weight training and racket sports to basketball and wall-climbing.

We also have a campus cinema in the UCD Student Centre which is a state of the art multimedia venue with the added comfort of a cinema environment. The Cinema is capable of 3D, HD Digital and 35mm projection as well as Blu-Ray and DVD formats. With 86 seats the cinema provides a fantastic space suitable for film screenings, presentations, panel discussions and even lectures.

Where will I be staying?

Roebuck hall living room

We have both standard and en suite rooms in our campus residences and all accommodation has optionally available self-catering facilities, including kitchen, laundry and separate living rooms.

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‌No matter how big or how small your group, or how long you intend staying in Dublin, we will be delighted to tailor a package for you.

Telephone: +353 1 716 1333

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