Independent Colleges’ main campus is located at 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The college campus has 25 lecture rooms across 28,000 sq feet of teaching space. This city centre location is within one minute’s walking distance of Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green. Surrounded by the recreational and cultural amenities of the city centre, this location provides an ideal atmosphere for students both before and after lectures. Everything you could possibly need is nearby, from libraries and theatres to sports clubs and restaurants.
Dublin has a wide choice of apartments, bed-sits, lodgings, guesthouses and hostels where students make their home every year. There is so much to do and see with thousands of traditional and contemporary pubs, restaurants and clubs. The city has more than it’s fair share of musuems, galleries and historical buildings too.
Croke Park is just North of the river and the home to Ireland’s national sports of hurling and Gaelic football. With a capacity of 82,300, it is the third largest stadium in Europe. Rugby is played in the stunning new Aviva Stadium on the Southside while there are hundreds of soccer, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, tennis, swimming and other clubs all over the city.
Dublin has a world famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Other influential writers and playwrights include Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker. In July 2010, Dublin was named UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa city with the permanent title. There are several theatres within the city centre and the best known include the Gaiety, Abbey, Olympia, Gate and Grand Canal.
Dublin has an exciting nightlife and is reputedly one of Europe’s most youthful cities, with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25. There are many pubs across the city centre, with the area around St. Stephen’s green and Grafton Street, especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street, having the most popular nightclubs and pubs. The best-known area for nightlife is Temple Bar, south of the River Liffey. Live music is popularly played on streets and at venues throughout Dublin in general.Tweet