Living in Dublin and in Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology has six key campus locations in the city centre. All are easily accessed by public transport and are close to the central business district, as well as to the theatres and cultural institutions. We strongly recommend our visiting students to choose homestay accommodation as it will not only enhance the cultural experience of studying abroad, but it will deepen your understanding of Ireland and will offer an opportunity to build lifelong friendships.
Travelling to and around Ireland
Ireland is served by many international and regional airlines, with direct flight connections to most European capitals as well as to North America. It is a small island, with a population of some 5 million people, but as the first point of arrival in Europe it is an important hub for transatlantic passengers.
Beyond Dublin's 'fair city', the beautiful Irish countryside offers some of the most unspoilt natural environments in Europe. Travelling within Ireland to enjoy its many attractions is very easily arranged, with a network of long-distance buses and trains spanning the country.
In addition to your own independent travel, we will also arrange a number of cultural excursions to places of significant interest in Ireland, including to Northern Ireland.
Ireland is renowned for its literary tradition and some of the greatest 20th century writers in the English language have been Irish. It is also rich in theatre, music and the visual arts, all of which are part of the country's vibrant cultural life today. In addition to the mainstream venues, you may be sure your fellow students will be able to guide you to the best gigs in town - modern, classical or traditional!
Irish people have a keen interest in sport, both as spectators and participants. There are excellent facilities for golf; horse-riding; hill-walking; and sailing as well as football; rugby; and gaelic games. DIT's student societies will offer an opportunity to keep up your favourite sport or try something new.
Practical facts about Ireland:
Population: 4 million in the Republic of Ireland and 1.5 million in Northern Ireland
Language: English and Irish (Gaelic) are the official languages but Irish is not widely spoken
Capital city: Dublin
International airports: Dublin, Shannon, Cork
Permitted to vote: 18 Years
Age for drivers licence: 18 Years
Permitted to Drink: 18 Years