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“I am at home in Dublin, more than in any other city- Louis MacNeice”
Across our 3 campuses on Glasnevin, All Hallows and St Patrick’s, Dublin City University Students have excellent access to public transport to explore Dublin and beyond.
Our 3 campuses
The All Hallows Campus which has hosted generations of priests and professionals from all corners of the globe since 1842. This is the most historic and picturesque of all our campus locations and DCU took ownership of All Hallows in 2016 and it still continues its long tradition of education. All Hallows hosts many of our International Students on campus and is conveniently located a short walk from the St Patrick’s campus and all amenities in Drumcondra. The accommodation is a mixture of single and double ensuite and non ensuite rooms.
The Glasnevin Campus is located on the Northside of Dublin and is the largest of all our campus locations. Formerly the National Institute for Higher Education which was founded in 1975. It enrolled the first students in 1980 and achieved university status in 1989. The Glasnevin Campus hosts the most student facilities such as the U Building, the campus bar, pharmacy, sports centre, campus shop, bookstore and many cafes and restaurants. The accommodation is a mixture of single and double ensuite and non ensuite rooms.
All student types can apply to stay on our Glasnevin Campus.
Known as the Institute of Education, St Patrick’s College was incorporated into DCU in 2016. St Patrick’s is located in the heart of Drumcondra conveniently located to many restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Our current President, Dr. Daire Keogh was the 14th and last President of the college. The accommodation consist of all single bedrooms located across four houses on the campus.
Incoming first-year only students can apply to stay on the St Patrick’s Campus.
Dubin City Centre
DCU is located close to all main attractions in Dublin City Centre. All three campuses are directly served by bus, cycling and walking routes and takes 15 minutes by bus. Dublin City Centre has some of the best bars, restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping destinations in the world. From the hustle of a busy Temple Bar to the shopping district of Grafton Street and the many attractions that are a must see, you are in one of the best university locations in the world.
On Campus DCU Acommodation
Be at the heart of your college experience and stay on the Dublin City University campus.