Ireland is the 12th most competitive economy in the world according to IMD1. Ireland is also ranked 8th most peaceful country in the world2. Dublin also ranks 37th in the world ranking for Best Student Cities3. Find out more about rankings.
1IDA Ireland 2020
2 Global Peace Index 2021
3QS Rankings 2019
Ireland boasts a unique combination of cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking scenery, idyllic countryside and historic sites. Ireland is an English speaking country with a young, vibrant population. The country is a European hub for innovation and industry with global companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Pfizer and HP based here.
Ireland has been renowned for its people, music, literature and art for centuries. It is world-famous for its friendly citizens and warm welcomes. So hike the peaks of Kerry, surf the waves off Sligo, dance to a traditional band in Galway or stroll along West Cork’s beaches. Embrace the outdoors and explore Ireland’s green beauty. Gallery-hop around Dublin. Explore centuries old castles and millennia-old passage tombs.
Your university your city
Trinity in the heart of Dublin
Trinity sits in the heart of Dublin’s city centre and over the centuries the city has grown around the university. Today, this is a great advantage for our students. Dublin is a vibrant, young, European capital city and everything the city has to offer is easily accessible to Trinity students. The vast array of restaurants, cafés, delis and coffee shops (most offering student deals and discounts) cater for every taste and budget.
Be at the centre of things
Trinity’s central location makes it highly accessible for all forms of public transport: Trinity has its own LUAS (tram) station and there is a DART (Dublin’s suburban rail
system) station opposite the campus. A large number of Dublin’s bus services pass by the University and national bus routes are a few minutes walk away. Dublin’s two main train stations are in close proximity, while Dublin airport is 13km (8 miles) from the campus and is directly accessible via bus or taxi. Find out more here.
Your university, Your city
Dublin’s theatres, museums, bars and clubs ensure that there is something exciting for students to enjoy every day of the year. There are plenty of places to shop, whether that’s for your weekly groceries or a browse through leading high street stores on Grafton or Henry Street. If you want to take time out to relax in nature, the city’s parks (including Phoenix Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe), an easily accessible coastline, beaches and the Dublin Mountains are all close to hand.