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Glasnevin Campus

DCU is just a short distance from Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport and both the M50 and M1 motorways. The campus is bordered by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue.

 

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Public Transport

DCU is serviced by the following buses, which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue Extension entrances or near to the University, with stops on the Swords Road, Glasnevin Avenue and Collins Avenue West (all short walking distances to DCU): 1,4,9,11,13,14,16,17A,33,41,41B,41C,44,104

Bus Eireann

  • Number 101 – Drogheda, Balbriggan, Dublin via the Swords Road
  • Number 109A – Kells, Navan, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Airport, DCU

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By Car/Coach

M50 Southbound
Proceed along the M1 until you come to the roundabout that intersects with the M50 (Junction 3). Proceed along the M50 and take the Ballymun Road exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take a left and drive through Ballymun. Turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approximately 500 metres). DCU is located to the right after the third set of traffic lights on Collins Avenue.

M50 Northbound
Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take the third exit and drive through Ballymun. Then follow the directions for DCU as outlined above.

From City Centre
Follow the airport road, which takes you through Drumcondra along the N1, towards the M1. Continue past the junction for Griffith Avenue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads, turn left onto Collins Avenue. Continue along Collins Avenue until you pass St. Aidan’s CBS on your left-hand side. DCU is located just after the school.

Parking On Campus

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St Patrick’s Campus

St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 is situated on the main Belfast Road (M1), which is also the road from the airport, about 2km to the north of Dublin city centre. Bus routes servicing St Patrick’s campus: 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41B, 41C, 44. Buses stop outside the main entrance to St Patrick’s campus.

 

Bus Éireann

  • Number 101 – Drogheda, Balbriggan, Dublin via the Swords Road

Click here for Bus Eireann timetables.

By Car/Coach

M50 Southbound
Proceed along the M1 towards the city centre and as the road becomes the Swords Road (N1), then Drumcondra Road, look out for the Regency Hotel on your left, and then the Skylon Hotel on your right. St Patrick’s College is almost adjacent to the Skylon Hotel. The entrance to the College is on your right - at the first set of traffic lights past the Skylon Hotel.

M50 Northbound
Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until you arrive at Junction 2 signposted for City Centre (N1). Proceed until the road becomes the Swords Road (N1) and follow the directions for St Patrick’s campus as outlined above.

 

Mater Dei Institute of Education

It is anticipated that incoming DCU registered students taking courses provided by Mater Dei Institute of Education will be located on the DCU Campuses. Mater Dei Institute is located in Drumcondra on Clonliffe Road, approximately a 10 minute walk from the St Patrick’s Campus.

 

BUS ROUTES SERVICING ST PATRICK’S CAMPUS AND GLASNEVIN CAMPUS

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1   Number 4 Ballymun Road to Monkstown Avenue via city centre
     Number 9 Ballymun Road to Limekiln Avenue, Walkinstown via city centre
     Number 11 Ballymun Road to Sandyford Industrial Estate via city centre
     Number 13 Ballymun Road to Grange Castle Business Park, Clondalkin, via city centre
2  
Number 17A Kilbarrack to Blanchardstown Centre via Glasnevin Avenue
3  
Number 1 Collins Avenue Ext to Park Avenue, Sandymount (St. John’s Church) via city centre Number 44 Collins Avenue Ext (Larkhill)  to Enniskerry via city centre
4  
Number 16 Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext) to Ballinteer (Kingston) via city centre
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Number 104 Clontarf Road (Conquer Hill) via Vernon Ave, Donnycarney, Kilmore Road, Beaumont Hospital, Shanowen Road, Shanard Road (Santry)
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Number 33 Balbriggan to city centre via Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext) Numbers 41/41B/41C Swords to city centre via Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext)
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Drumcondra Train Station Maynooth Station to Drumcondra Station via Leixlip, Castleknock, Coolmine and Ashtown areas. St Patrick’s campus is directly north along the Drumcondra Road from the station. From Drumcondra train station, you can take the following buses to the Glasnevin campus: 3, 11, 16, 33, 41, 41B, and 41C
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Number 14 Collins Avenue West to Dundrum Luas Station via city centre

 

Dublin Bus Interactive Map

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Drumcondra Train Station

Maynooth Station to Drumcondra Station via Leixlip, Castleknock, Coolmine and Ashtown areas
From Drumcondra train station, you can take the following buses to DCU: 1, 11, 16, 33, 41, 41B, 41C and 44