A Thousand Welcomes ( Gaeilge )

Each guest can expect a warm and friendly atmosphere in comfortable surroundings with a beautiful decor. All rooms whether for families, couples, groups or single persons are ensuite and with TV. Tea and coffee facilities are available downstairs dining room which is decorated in an old style Irish home with beautiful pine tables , dresser and cast iron fireplace. Each guest can arise to an traditional Irish breakfast to start your day or depending on your taste fruit and 10 types of cereal are available.


With a bus service stopping right outside this easy accessible abode with ample car parking one can comfortably and conveniently travel to some of the cherished scenic spots around Dublin city such as the seaside resort as Howth, Malahide or Bray or perhaps a Stroll in the Botanical gardens. All are accessible from the bus route or the dart station just off O'Connell street in the city centre.

The Bed and Breakfast with ample rooms is run by a young couple Tom & Sallyann who are both dedicated to maintaining a high standard of service and making your stay as hospitable as possible. Whether it be a night in Temple Bar or a stay close to Dublin City University. We are located near the M 50 ring road which services the rest of the country. The Flyover Bed & Breakfast can help make your stay a memorable one.

Museums

National Museum, Kildare St.
The National Museum Of Ireland was built in the 1880s to the design of Sir Thomas Deane. The treasury houses priceless items such as the Broighter gold boat, while Ór- Ireland's Gold, an exhibition focusing on Ireland's Bronze Age gold, contains beautiful jewellery such as the Gleninsheen Gorget. Other permanent displays include Irish Silver and glassware, the Viking exhibition, the War of Independence exhibition and more.
Location: Kildare Street, beside Dáil Éireann.
How to get there: Bus:7, 7a, 10, 11. DART: Pearse or Tara.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.
Admission: Free.

Natural History Museum
This museum is crammed with antique glass cabinets containing stuffed animals from around the world. The Irish room on the ground floor holds exhibits on Irish wildlife. Inside the front door are three huge skeletons of the extinct giant deer, better known as the "Irish elk". Also on this floor are shelves stacked with jars of bizarre creatures such as octopuses, leeches and worms preserved in embalming fluid. The upper gallery houses the noted Blaschka Collection of glass models of marine life, and a display of Buffalo and Deer trophies. Suspended from the ceiling are the skeletons of a fin whale, found at Bantry Bay in 1862, and a Humpback whale, which was found stranded at Inishcrone in County Sligo in 1893.
Location: Merrion Square West, beside the National Gallery.
How to get there: Bus:7, 7a, 8.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.
Admission: Free.
Telephone: (01)-6777444
Fax: (01)-6777828

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
Housed in a finely restored 18th century building known as Charlemont House, this gallery is situated next to the Dublin Writers Museum and across the street from the Garden of Remembrance. It is named after Hugh Lane, an Irish art connoisseur who was killed in the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 and who willed his collection (including works by Courbet, Manet, Monet, and Corot) to be shared between the government of Ireland and the National Gallery of London. With the Lane collection as its nucleus, this gallery also contains paintings from the impressionist and postimpressionist traditions, sculptures by Rodin, stained glass, and works by modern Irish Artists, with emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. In April through June, a summer concert series takes place, free of charge, at the gallery, on Sundays at noon.
Location: Parnell Square., Dublin 1.
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9;30am-6pm; Saturday, 9:30am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm.
Admission: Free; donations accepted.

Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art
Formerly, until recently located in Ballsbridge, the library was bequeathed to the Irish nation in 1956. This collection of books contains approximately 22,000 manuscripts, rare books, miniature paintings, and objects from Western, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern cultures. Highlights include copies of the Koran, Islamic manuscripts and biblical papyrus dating from the early 2nd and 4th centuries A.D.
Location: Stable Yard, Dublin castle, off Dame Street.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tues-Fri; 2pm-5pm Sat; tours on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.
Admission: Free

 

Gallery

National Gallery
This purpose-built gallery was opened to the public in 1864. It houses many excellent exhibits, with more than 2,000 works on display. Although there is much emphasis on Irish Landscape art and portraits, every major school of European painting is well represented.
Location: Merrion Square West
Admission: Free.
How to get there: DART to Pearse Station. Bus:5, 7, 44, 45, 47 & 48.
Opening Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Thursday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 2-5pm.
Admission: Free.

Historic Buildings

Trinity College Top
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth. It was not until the 1970's that Catholics started entering the university, as they were banned by the archbishop. Among many famous students to attend the college were playwrights Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Beckett. Trinity's lawns and cobbled quads provide a pleasant haven in the hearth of the city. The major attractions are the Old Library and the Book of Kells, housed in the Treasury.
Opening hours: Monday- Saturday 9:30am-5:30am, Sunday noon-5:30pm.
How to get there: DART to Pearse or Tara Street. Buses: 14, 15, 46 and others.
Location: College Green.
Admission: Free.

Leinster House: - Dáil Éireann- Irish Parliament
Originally built for the Duke of Leinster in 1745, the building's Kildare Street façade resembles that of a large town house. Bought by the Royal Dublin Society in 1815. The government obtained it in 1922 for parliamentary use and bought the entire building two years later. Visitors can arrange to tour the main rooms, including the Seanad chamber, and can sit in the public gallery in the Dáil.
Location: Kildare Street.
Admission: Free.

Bank of Ireland, College Green
The prestigious offices of Ireland's national bank began life as the first purpose-built parliament house in Europe. Completed in 1739 it served as Ireland's Parliament until the Act Of Union in 1801 this imposed direct rule on Ireland from London. Today attendants lead tours that point out the coffered ceiling and oak panelling. There are also huge tapestries of the Battle of the Boyne and the siege of Derry, and a splendid 1,233-piece crystal chandelier dating from 1788. The present building also known as Grattan's Parliament was completed in 1808 after additions were made.
Opening hours: Monday- Wednesday & Friday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am -5pm.
Guided Tours: Tuesdays: 10:30am, 11:30am, & 1:45pm or by appointment.
Telephone: (01)-6615933.
Location: College Green.
Admission: Free

City Hall
Erected between 1769 and 1779, and formerly the Royal Exchange. It is a square building in Corinthian style, with three fronts of Portland stone. Since 1852, however it has been the centre of the municipal government. The interior is designed as a circle within a square, with fluted columns supporting a dome shaped roof over the central hall. The building contains many items of interest, including 102 royal charters and the mace and sword of the city.
Location: Lord Edward street, Dublin 8.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2:15-5pm.
Admission: Free.
Telephone: (01)-6796111.

Number 29
Situated in the hearth of Dublin's fashionable Georgian streets, this is a unique museum - a restored four-story town house that reflects the lifestyle of a Dublin middle-class family during the period 1790 to 1820. The exhibition ranges from artefacts and works of art of the time, to carpets, curtains, floor coverings, decorations, paintwork, plasterwork, and bellpulls The nursery also includes dolls and toys of the era.
Location: 29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
Admission: Free.

General Post Office (GPO)
Built in 1818 halfway along O'Connell Street (formerly Sackville street), the GPO (right) became a symbol of the 1916 Easter Rising. Members of the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army seized the building on Easter Monday (24th of April) and Patrick Pearse read out the Proclamation of the Irish republic from its steps. The rebels remained inside for almost a week, but shelling from the British eventually forced them out. Inside the building is a sculpture of the legendary Irish warrior Cuchulainn, dedicated to those who died for their part in the Easter rising.
Location: O'Connell Street.
Opening Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Sat. 10.30am-6.20pm Sunday.
Admission: Free.

Custom House
No view of Dublin's skyline is complete without a tableau of the Custom House, one of Dublin's finest Georgian buildings. Designed by James Gandon and completed in 1791, it is beautifully proportioned, with a long classical façade of graceful pavilions, arcades, columns; a central dome topped by a 16 foot- statue of Commerce; and 14 keystones over the doors and windows, known as the Riverine Heads because they respect the Atlantic Ocean and the 13 principal rivers of Ireland. Although burned to a shell in 1921, this building has been masterfully restored and its bright Portland stone recently cleaned.
Location: Custom House quay, Dublin 1.
Opening Hours: These figures were not available at time of publishing.
Admission: Free.
Telephone: (01)-8882000.

Four Courts
The home of the Irish law courts since 1796, this fine 18th century building overlooks the north bank of the River Liffey on the west side of Dublin. With a sprawling 440-foot façade, it was designed by James Gandon and is distinguished by its graceful Corinthian columns, massive dome (64 feet in diameter), and exterior statues of Justice, Mercy, Wisdom, and Moses. The building was severely burned during the Civil War of 1922, but has been artfully restored. The public is admitted only when court is in session, so it is best to phone in advance.
Admission: Free.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.
Telephone: (01)-8725555.

Parks and Gardens

St. Stephen's Green
St. Stephen's Green was enclosed in 1664. The 9 hectare(22 acre) park was laid out in its present form in 1880. Landscaped with flowerbeds, trees, a fountain and a lake, the green is dotted with memorials to eminent Dubliners. The 1887 bandstand is still the focal point for free daytime concerts in summer.
Opening hours: Daylight hours.

Merrion Square
Merrion Square is one of Dublin's largest and grandest Georgian squares. On three sides are Georgian Houses and on the other the garden of Leinster House, and two museums. Many of the houses predominantly used as office space - have plaques detailing the rich and famous who once lived in them. The attractive central park features colourful flower and shrub beds.
Opening hours: Daylight hours.

 

Church

St. Patrick's Cathedral (C of I)
Ireland's largest church was founded beside a sacred well where St. Patrick is said to have baptised converts around 450A.D. A stone slab bearing a Celtic cross and covering the well was un-earthed at the turn of the century(20th). It is now preserved in the west end of the cathedral's nave. The original building was just a wooden chapel and remained so until 1192 when Archbishop John Comyn rebuilt the cathedral in stone. Much of the present building dates back to work completed between 1254 and 1270.
Location: St. Patrick's Close, Dublin 8.
Opening Hours: April-October: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-11am 12:15pm-3pm. November-March: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm, Sunday, 10:30am-11am 12:15pm-3pm.

 

 

Libraries

Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art
Formerly, until recently located in Ballsbridge, the library was bequeathed to the Irish nation in 1956. This collection of books contains approximately 22,000 manuscripts, rare books, miniature paintings, and objects from Western, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern cultures. Highlights include copies of the Koran, Islamic manuscripts and biblical papyrus dating from the early 2nd and 4th centuries A.D.
Location: Stable Yard, Dublin castle, off Dame Street.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tues-Fri; 2pm-5pm Sat; tours on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm.
Admission: Free

National Library Top Attraction
Opened in 1890 to house the collection of the Royal Dublin Society, this library contains a vast collection of books, manuscripts, records, photographs and maps. If you want to trace your family tree go to the Heraldic Museum in the Genealogical Office a few doors down at Nos. 2 and 3 Kildare Street. You can also check any Irish newspaper ever.
Location: Kildare Street, left of Dáil Éireann.
Opening Hours: January-November: Monday 10am-9pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-9pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 1am-1pm.
Admission: Free.

Viking and Medieval Walk
30-Jan-2004 to: 30-Jan-2004

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Check out Dublin's oldest sights with a Viking and Medieval Walk.

image_Viking_WalkOur Viking and Medieval Walk begins in the western quarter of Temple Bar on Parliament Street. As you stand at The Porter House Pub you will find yourself looking at the corner of Essex Gate. Essex Gate takes its name from one of the old city gates and has a bronze plaque to commemorate where it stood.

As you head down Exchange Street Upper you will find the Viking Adventure, a full scale reconstruction of Viking Dublin with performers who can tell you all about Viking Dublin. At the end of Essex St. West is Fishamble Street, which was laid down in the 10th century. It was the main thoroughfare from the Viking port to High Street the principal trading street. Before turning left onto Wood Quay take a look at the sculpture of a Viking longboat rising out of the ground.

Heading down Merchant's Quay and turning left into Bridge Street we come across one of Dublin's oldest pubs, The Brazen Head. The origins of the bar go back as far as 1198.  We turn left into Cook Street and here we find the most significant remains of the old town walls and one of its gates, St Audeon's Arch.  St Audeon's Gate is a fine example on one of the 32 gates and towers that covered the city walls when Dublin was a fortified city.

As we head up to High Street, we find Dublinia, a recreation of the street life of medieval Dublin. After Dublinia, we walk under Synod Hall Bridge, down Winetavern Street where on the path near John's lane are the outlines of two Viking dwellings, based on archaeological digs made nearby.

Now you enter the grounds of the famous Christchurch Cathedral. Christchurch Cathedral is a marvellous medieval building, founded in 1038 by the Norse King of Dublin, Sitric Silkenbeard and Donat, the first Bishop of Dublin. The Norman knight Strongbow and Archbishop St Laurence O'Toole replaced the original wooden structure with a stone building in the 1170s.

Next, we head down Patrick Street, to view St Patrick's Cathedral. St Patrick was reputed to have baptised converts at a holy well near this site and a small wooden church was erected in his honour. John Comyn, Archbishop of Dublin began building St Patrick's in 1011 and the church became a cathedral in 1213.  Head around the corner to Kevin Street, where the Garda Station occupies the Episcopal palace of St Sepulchre, home to the Archbishops of Dublin from the end of the 12th century to the beginning of the 19th century.

Turn right onto Bride Street and keep going through Werburgh Street and turn right into Castle Street. Here we find, Dublin Castle, which features two original towers, one of which stand in the Lower Yard. Dublin Castle was built in 1204 and was the seat of the Crown's rule in Ireland for 700 years. As you come out of Dublin Castle, you can turn right and head back to Parliament Street, where we started our Viking and Medieval Walk, for some well deserved refreshments.

For more information check out Viking and Medieval Dublin

Dublin City Tour

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Offering twenty-one of the top Dublin attractions in a fully guided Dublin Bus tour!

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Dublin City Tour is an excellent way to see Dublin City. This is a very special and fully guided tour taking up to one hour and fifteen minutes. Passengers can enjoy the option of hopping on and off at any time. Moreover each Dublin City Tour ticket is valid for 24 hours! This special bus ticket also provides savings of up to €10 on admissions.

 

Dublin City Tours all start and terminate at 59 Upper O'Connell Street. The first destination is Cathal Brugha Street and the city tour travels throughout Dublin city and concludes at the Irish Writers Museum.

The route includes top Dublin museums such as the National History Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the National Irish Museum. Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral can be visited on the Dublin City tour. Passengers can also enjoy stopping off and spending time at the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Zoo!

 

The Dublin City Tour runs every ten minutes from 9am-3pm and every fifteen minutes from 3pm-5pm. The last bus of the day is at 5pm. Dublin City Tour offers exclusive discounts on a selection of the destinations visited. The freedom and frequency that this bus provides makes it one of Dublin's premier tours. Dublin City Tour is very easy to access, you can join anywhere along the route and pay the driver!

 

Tour Price:
Adult €14.00
Child €6.00 (u 14 yrs)
Student & Senior Citizen €12.50

 

Literary and Historical Walk

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Follow in the footsteps of famous Dubliners with an excursion around the city.

image_George_Bernard_ShawOur walk starts at Portobello College on South Richmond Street. This building was originally a hotel on the Grand Canal when it was on a busy network from Dublin to the River Shannon. Jack B. Yeats, the famous Irish impressionistic painter, lived there from 1950 till his death in 1957, when the Portobello House had become a nursing home. Turn right into Richmond Row and left at the end to Lennox Street. No.6 Lennox Street was the home of John McCann, a playwright and Lord Mayor of Dublin. 

We next turn right into Synge Street and at No.33 we find the birthplace of one of the great names of Irish letters, George Bernard Shaw. Shaw spent the earlier part of his life here and his experiences in this modest middle-class home were to make an indelible imprint on his literary work. Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 for his play, Saint Joan. In 1993 the house was restored in all it's Victorian glory and now houses the Shaw Museum.

Heading back up Lennox Street, turn left up Kingsland Avenue and right into Walworth Road. At No.4 we find the Jewish Museum, which charts the history of the Jewish community in Ireland. No.1 is the birthplace of famous Irish actor, Barry Fitzgerald who made his debut in Hollywood at the age of 49. Fitzgerald appeared in such memorable films, as How Green is my Valley and The Quiet Man.

Turn left into Victoria Street and a right into St Kevin's Road and you will find Bloomfield Avenue. A right turn will bring you to No.33, the home of Ireland's first Chief Rabbi, Isaac Herzog and his son Chaim Herzog, recent President of Israel. Continue to the end of the street, turning right onto South Circular, until you find Heytesbury Street. No.33 was the birthplace of Cornelius Ryan, author of The Longest Day, The Last Battle and A Bridge Too Far. Turn right onto Grantham Street and right again onto Synge Street. Here we find the Synge Street School run by the Christian Brothers foundation with an array of past pupils including TV presenters, Gay Byrne and Eamonn Andrews and actors, Noel Purcell and Cyril Cusack.

Turn left onto Grantham Street and left again onto Camden Street. Across the road is The Bleeding Horse pub, which the Irish poet, James Clarence Mangan used to frequent. Head up Charlotte Way to Harcourt Street, where you will find a large stone building which used to house the Harcourt Street Railway Station. As we walk down Harcourt Street we find No.6 the residence from 1854 of John Henry, Cardinal Newman, the first rector of UCD and No.4 was the birthplace of Edward Henry Carson, the founder of modern unionism in Northern Ireland.

Walk straight onto St Stephen's Green West and just after Glover's Alley, at No.124 is the birthplace of Robert Emmet. Turn left onto York Street and right onto Aungier Street to No.12, J.J. Symths pub. This is the birthplace of the famous Irish composer and poet, Thomas Moore. Continue down South Great George's Street; turn right into Exchequer Street and left into Dame's Court. Here we find Adams Trinity Hotel in Dame Lane, which has one of the most colourful bar interiors in Dublin, The Mercantile Bar. This is a suitable place to end our literary perambulations with a bit of light refreshment.

For more information check out Famous Dubliners

 

Georgian Walk

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Discover Dublin's finest old buildings on a Georgian Walk around the city.

image_Georgian_WalkOur Georgian Dublin walk starts at Westland Row. As we walk up Westland Row, we pass No.21, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde. We turn left on to Fenian Street and right on to Merrion St. Lower. No.1 Merrion Square is now the American College but was the one time home of Oscar Wilde, his father Sir William and his mother, Lady Jane or Speranza, as she was known in Dublin literary circles.

Merrion Square is one of Dublin's most famous Georgian Squares and has housed Dublin's most famous political and literary names down through the years.  No.58 Merrion Square was the home of Daniel O'Connell and the Irish poet, W.B. Yeats also had an address there.

As we go around Merrion Square we come across an impressive Georgian street, Fitzwilliam St. No.29 Fitzwilliam St. Lower is a completely restored middle-class house built in 1794. The house has been restored with the furnishings and atmosphere of a typical upper to middle class home of the period.

Diagonal to No.29 on the oppostie side of Merrion Square, is the The National Gallery of Ireland  and it is one the city's greatest treasures. In 1853 William Dargan organised a Great International Exhibition that was held in the ground of Leinster House where the gallery is now housed. The event was such success that an impressive home was built on the site to house a permanent collection of art works. A statue of Dargan sculpted by Thomas Farrell was unveiled on the day the gallery was opened.

Next to The National Gallery is Leinster House. You might think that this is the back of the house with the main entrance on Kildare St. but you would be wrong. The Earl of Kildare would not agree with his architect which side of the house should be the front so they decided to make both sides entrances. Leinster House is the present day seat of the Irish Parliament.

The next building is the National History Museum. The National History Museum houses an extensive collection of natural artefacts from Ireland and around the world. The exhibits are crowded together in a musty and quaint Victorian manner. The museum also operates as a research centre especially in the field on entomology. The museum was opened in 1857, with a lecture by Dr David Livingstone on his “African Discoveries”.

Next we turn into Fitzwilliam Lane, where we can view a Georgian back lane. We emerge onto Baggot Street and cross over to Pembroke Street. Continue on through Leeson Street onto Hatch Street Lower. At Earlsfort Terrace we come upon the National Concert Hall. The Concert Hall is the only part of the building erected for the International Exhibition of 1865 which has survived.

Then we pass down Earlsfort Terrace onto St. Stephen's Green. We take a left onto Hume St, an old Georgian Street that dates from the 1770s. Then, we go left onto Ely Place and left again to Merrion Row to the end of our Georgian Walk. Make your way up to The Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephens Green for some well-earned refreshments. 

For more information check out Georgian Tour

South City Centre Walking Tour

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Enjoy the museums, galleries, and parks of Dublin's south side, refresh yourself at one of its classy restaurants or celebrated pubs, and soak up the august atmosphere of Trinity College...

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Summary
The river Liffey physically divides Dublin into two halves but for some Dubliners the divisions go even deeper than this.  Partisans on both sides of the river tend to control the virtues of their own camp to the exclusion of the other.  Southsiders might claim that they never visit the opposite shore unless they are traveling to the airport.  Northsiders might say that they hate going southside as it is so easy to get lost there.  Both claims need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. 

Nevertheless, the South City Centre still retains a perceived superior stylishness and a wealth of resplendent institutions.  Here you can enjoy the museums, libraries, and galleries, stroll in the parks (including the renowned St Stephen's Green) and side streets, lounge in the refined hotels, classy restaurants and celebrated pubs, browse over monuments, street furniture and curiosities, linger in the august university precincts of Trinity College and savour the elegant shops and that indefinable ambience that is Grafton Street.

Start and Finish: Bewley's café, Westmorland Street (Sráid Westmorland). 
Buses: all city centre services. DART Station: Tara Street.
Multi-storey car park off Fleet Street.
Length: 2 ¼ miles (3.6 kilometres)
Time: 1 ¼ Hours.
Refreshments: You are spoilt for choice from fast food outlets to expensive restaurants.  What will suit your taste and your pocket will be obvious to you at the time – most restaurants and hotels display their menus on their outside railings or in the lobby so it should not be too difficult to make a choice.
Pathway Status: City and parkland paths.  Ladies may wish to note that walking over the cobbles of Trinity College in very high heels can be a bit daunting.
Best Time to visit: Weekdays have one kind of charm, evenings another and Sunday morning has yet a third!  Try all three but, of course, bear in mind the opening hours of the public institutions and St.Stephen's Green.
Route Note: This is a long walk and to avoid information fatigue you may prefer to break the walk into two parts, perhaps at some point around St. Stephen's Green.

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About DCU

Dublin City University is a young university, situated on an 85 acre campus three miles north of the city centre and just a 15-minute drive from Dublin airport. With the city just a 10-minute bus drive away, students of DCU have the best of both worlds; the social and cultural benefits of city life, but with the security and vibrancy of a university campus built very much for today.
Find out how to get to DCU.
Dublin City University was initially set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly-trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages and as an agent for change in its local community. The first students came through the door in 1980 and the university is now recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of academic excellence.
It was awarded university status in 1989 and was considered at the time to be an 'unconventional' university. It broke with the traditional mould and introduced a number of ideas, which had enormous impact on the Irish education system. DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) as part of its degree programmes. The aim is for students to put their academic skills into practice in the work environment. Its degree programmes were also the first to be interdisciplinary, with, for example science students taking business courses, business students taking languages and language students taking computing. Many DCU students study at universities in Spain, France, Germany and Austria as part of their degree programmes under Erasmus exchange agreements.
DCU has developed its own research specialisms, creating a number of national centres of excellence that collaborate with other universities and industry internationally. These research centres have transcended traditional boundaries and have been extended to include combinations of academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics and chemistry.
Visit the Research Centres web page.
The design of the campus and the bright modern architecture make DCU a vibrant and attractive place to study. The campus is laid out to encourage community interaction with the John & Aileen O'Reilly Library at the East end and the restaurant and Helix Arts Centre at the West end. It is a place where young people can live, learn and develop in a dynamic but intimate environment. One of the objectives of the university is the strengthening of the campus as a vibrant social and learning environment and the pursuit of a holistic approach to student development. DCU prides also itself on the range of its facilities, both academic and recreational.
See a map of the DCU campus.

Facts about DCU

President:

Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski took up his appointment as President at DCU in 2000 from the University of Hull, where he was Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He has a strong commitment to the intellectual, cultural and personal development of students and staff.

Number of degree programmes:

There are over 80 programmes, divided almost equally between undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Postgraduate research supervision is provided on a broad range of subject areas across all disciplines, including technology, engineering, business, communications, humanities, science and health.

Student numbers:

There are 10,000 registered students at DCU, a figure which includes full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as students on the Distance Education degree programme.
River Liffey in the
Find out about the administrative offices at DCU.

Library

The John and Aileen O'Reilly library is the focal point of the entire campus. It is symbolic of the importance the university places on knowledge and learning, and the technology for acquiring information. The library has over 1,200 seats and 18 collaborative rooms where students can study in groups. There are 400 computer workstations, all of which are connected to the Internet.
DCU library is the first ever to put live electronic information on an equal footing with the older medium of the printed book and journal. Although there are over 250,000 volumes in the library, DCU will continue to grow with the technological information revolution.

Accommodation

The accommodation service provides 995 undergraduate rooms and 105 postgraduate rooms in four residential apartment blocks. There are three different types of accommodation. Standard, Superior and Deluxe. All the rooms available to the students are equipped with services such as broadband internet connections and cable connections in all Hampsted & College Park apartments. Accommodation is also available for conference attendees and  groups during the summer months.  
For more information visit the Accommodation web site.

The Hub (the student centre)

The Hub is the social centre of student-based activities and services. The student union is based here, as well as other services such as travel shop, bookshop, recreational areas and venues for student events. This is a vibrant and energetic place for students to meet, socialise and make friends. 
Find out more about The Hub.

Sports Facilities

The sports facilities that are provided on the DCU campus are outstanding. Indoor and outdoor facilities are available and its 25m swimming pool is due to open in October 2003. Sporting activity as a whole is encouraged through team sports or individual activities such as aerobic fitness, weight-training, rock-climbing and athletics. Highly-skilled specialist sports trainers are always on hand in the Sports Complex to advise on fitness regimes. DCU also has a special advisor for students with disabilities. New sporting events are being devised whereby students with and without a disability can take part in team sports together. 
Visit the Sports and Recreation web site.

Distance Education

Oscail, the National Distance Education centre has been providing distance courses to Irish adults since 1982. No previous qualifications are required for Oscail's undergraduate courses for adults over 23 years of age. Oscail's flexible system of educational delivery and support is an attractive option for people who, because of other commitments or distance, cannot attend full-time university courses. Oscail offers its students a unique opportunity to achieve an Irish university qualification without having to forfeit other commitments that they may have. 
Visit the Oscail web site.

Disability Service

Over the past few years, the number of students with disabilities in DCU has risen. We have put a large number of support services in place to help students participate in and enjoy university life.
The disability service currently offers confidential support to people with disabilities who have specific educational requirements. The service promotes and actively supports the equal participation of students in all aspects of university life. The nature of disability is diverse, ranging from those with visual, communication or physical impairments as well as those with specific learning difficulties, medical conditions and mental health issues.
The type of support provided to each student differs in accordance with each individual's needs. Practical supports can include the provision of lecture notes and the use of assistive technologies. Arrangements can also be made on request in relation to additional tuition, reading assistants/notetakers and advice on specific examination/assessment arrangements. 
Visit the Disability Service web site.

Access Service

DCU's North Dublin Access Programme, established in 1996, works with 16 designated disadvantaged schools in the North Dublin area to encourage second-level school leavers to continue their education. It is aimed at students from communities who traditionally do not go to third-level education.
DCU also sponsors the Science bus which visits the national schools who are in the scheme. The bus allows the students to do experiments for one hour, and helps generate an interest in science in a way that is relevant for them.
Pupils from the participating schools may apply to the university as direct applicants. Research undertaken shows that students accessing third level under such programmes do as well if not better than students entering through the conventional pathways. This year 55 students were taken in under the Access programme. Since the scheme started in 1996, two students have gone on to Masters level, and one has registered for a PhD. 
Visit the Access Service web site.
www.dcu.ie

 Helix

The Helix is a multi-venue arts centre serving the people and audiences of North Dublin and beyond with a mixture of high quality music, drama and entertainment. Since its opening in 2002 by President Mary McAleese, the Helix has generated an impressive reputation for staging cutting edge and diverse theatre and music. 
The Helix comprises three different auditoria, The Mahony HallThe Theatre and The Space, alongside a Gallery, and these are all contained in a truly breath taking building designed by A&D Wejchert. The three separate auditoria allow The Helix to attract a diversity of performance type and culture both from within Ireland and around the world
The Helix has welcomed some of the greatest musical and theatre acts from home and abroad. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lesley Garrett, Bryn Terfel, Brian Kennedy, Roddy Doyle's 'The Woman Who Walked Into Doors'. Van Morrisson, Lou Reed and Sinead O’Connor to name but a few.
The Helix entertainment programme provides something for everybody of all ages and there is something on almost every night of the year. For more information on our programme, click here.

www.thehelix.ie
 
All Hallows
 

Welcome to All Hallows College web-site. It is designed for prospective students, alumni and anyone who cares to browse.
All Hallows is a friendly college, set in spacious grounds almost in the centre of Dublin. It combines excellent academic studies with pastoral experience and the family atmosphere of a compact campus. Students and visitors comment on the high standard of teaching, the commitment and dedication of a caring staff and the support of a dedicated Chaplaincy team.
All Hallows, a Roman Catholic College, was founded in 1842 as a missionary college. The All Hallows of today is a compact multi-national College, endeavoring to mix the vision of the past with the realities facing people today. We now have 700 students full-time and part-time taking degrees validated by Dublin City University.  The curriculum now includes a more comprehensive range of courses in Theology, Philosophy and related subjects for lay religious and seminarian students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The students will go on to work in the United States, Canada, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, England and here in Ireland. We have devised an imaginative programme of studies which we feel caters for the needs of a wide spectrum of people. The student body is diverse and includes men, women, priests and religious.
The following pages should tell you all you need to know about the College but if you require any further information, I or any of the staff will be happy to talk to you about the college and our courses. If you would like to visit the college you will be very welcome.
I look forward to welcoming you to All Hallows College. You will be embarking on some of the most rewarding and memorable years of your life.
www.allhallows.ie

 


Beaumont Hospital forms an integral part of the General Hospital Care Programme of the Health Services. It is one of the largest major general hospitals providing acute hospital care services for the Dublin area and is located on the Northside of the city. Geographically, three of the hospitals St. James'sSt. Vincents and the Adelaide & Meath Hospitals incorporating the National Children's Hospital (at Tallaght)are located on the Southside of the city with Beaumont, the Mater and James Connolly Memorial Hospitallocated on the Northside. Each hospital partakes actively in the city's Accident and Emergency services and in addition have Regional and National speciality commitments for patients suffering from certain diseases and illness.
These commitments are decided upon by the Department of Health in consultation with the Health Advisory Body of Comhairle na nOspideal which determines the numbers and types of consultant appointments and oversees the rationalisation of medical services. The Department of Health co-ordinates centrally these arrangements to ensure that a comprehensive, integrated range of nationally available services are provided without duplication. The Eastern Regional Health Authority, which was established on March 1, 2000,  is the statutory body with responsibility for health and personal social services for the 1.3 million people who live in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.  The ERHA has now been superceded by the HSE (Health Services Executive).
webmaster@beaumont.ie

Facts about IKEA Dublin:

Location:
IKEA Dublin is located in the Ballymun Regeneration Zone, just off the Ballymun Road and close to the M50 Ballymun Interchange
Store Size:
30,500 sq metres
Product range:
9,500 articles
No. of Floors:
2
Restaurant facilities:
500 seater Restaurant, Bistro, Café and Swedish Food Market
Parking facilities
1,500 spaces

www.ikea.ie

 

SSC

Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9

Patient & Visitor Info

We strive to ensure that our patients receive the very best of medical and surgical care during every clinic visit or stay.
Why not take a look at our SSC Inpatient Bookletwhich outlines what you expect from us, guidelines for your stay, how to get to the SSC, financial information and much more. Click here to view the PDF.
If there is anything that is not covered in this section please do not hesitate to get in contact with Patient Services on +353.1.5262000.
www.sportssurgeryclinic.com

 

NSAI
1SwiftSquare,
Northwood,
Santry
Dublin 9, Ireland 
As Ireland’s official standards body, the NSAI aims to inspire consumer confidence and protect industry interests through setting standards and issuing certification in the quality and safety of goods and services. The NSAI benchmarks these standards against international best practice and is therefore a key facilitator of fair trade both in Ireland and in global markets. More information, such as the NSAI mission statement and its policies with regard to privacy, quality, and customers is available in strategy and policies.
The NSAI provides knowledge-based services and technical support to the government, consumers and industry, through:

  • Consultation on standards to assist manufacturers and suppliers in meeting safety and consumer requirements;
  • Independent certification of products, processes and services;
  • Certification specific to the construction industry, known as ‘agrément’;
  • Regulatory control in the area of measures, or metrology;
  • Maintenance and development of the national measurement standards.

As well as domestic activities, the NSAI also represents Ireland in European and international standards bodies, whose aim is to harmonise standards and remove technical barriers to trade.
The organisation section gives in-depth information about the NSAI from the perspective of its structure, board members and decentralisation. It also provides practical details about its location and the use of the NSAI registered trademark.
The legislation acts and Freedom of Information cover the statutory obligations of the Authority, while the press review highlights the media coverage of the NSAI over the past number of months.

NSAI
1 Swift Square,
Northwood,
Santry
Dublin 9, Ireland 

Telephone: +353 1 807 3800 
Fax: +353 1 807 3838 
Email: nsai@nsai.ie