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Living in Dublin

Dublin is a vibrant European capital city. Located in the heart of Dublin, Trinity’s 47-acre campus sits at the very centre of everything the city has to offer. For over 430 years, Dublin city has grown and developed around the Trinity campus. Blending a high-energy, multinational professional culture with traditional Irish warmth and hospitality, Dublin has elegant parks, cosy cafés and quirky restaurants for the daytime, with classic pubs, fashionable clubs, music gigs, comedy shows and theatre by night. Visit our dedicated Living in Dublin & Ireland section to discover more about living in Dublin, and check out these Dublin-focused social and entertainment sites to learn about everything from the best places to eat, to cultural events and upcoming activities: Lovin Dublin, Eventbrite Ireland, Totally Dublin and Visit Dublin.

During your time at Trinity, you can also take advantage of Ireland’s relatively compact size to explore the country’s rich culture and heritage and make visits to historical landmarks and scenic beauty throughout the country. Ireland’s position on the edge of Europe also provides a gateway to the UK and mainland Europe.

Ireland has been renowned for music, literature and art for centuries. It's world-famous for its friendly citizens and warm welcomes. Hike the peaks of Kerry. Surf the waves off Sligo. Dance to a traditional band in Galway. Stroll West Cork's beaches. Gallery-hop around Dublin. Explore centuries-old castles and millennia-old passage tombs. Rated by leading travel guides as one of the top holiday destinations in the world, Ireland is also rated as one of the world's safest countries by the Global Peace Index. With extensive bus routes and train lines available, Dublin is a transportation hub for exploring every nook of this unique, beautiful country. Cliff-walks are only twenty minutes away by commuter rail and the public DublinBikes scheme allows riders to discover Dublin on two wheels. Dublin offers an ideal combination of new and old, ancient and contemporary, trendy and timeless. In Ireland, you'll never run short of things to explore.

What’s more, Ireland is conveniently located for European exploration. Dublin is an air travel hub, offering easy access to continental Europe with low cost airlines such as Aer Lingus and Ryanair. Sunbathe in Spain. Eat gelato in Rome. Cruise the Seine in Paris or bathe in a hot spring in Iceland. Base yourself in Dublin, at a city centre-campus in one of Europe's liveliest student cities. As a Trinity student, you will be thoroughly immersed in European life. Trinity College Dublin's campus is one of the only places in the world you'll find a world-class academic campus so completely surrounded by a bustling capital city. Trinity sits at the heart of Dublin but maintains a truly cohesive campus community. Buses to the airport even stop right outside the Trinity gates! From here, all that Dublin, Ireland and Europe have to offer is at your fingertips.