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DCU Summer Accommodation

Dublin City University (abbreviated as DCU) is a university situated on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status (along with the University of Limerick) in 1989 by statute. In September 2016, DCU completed the process resulting in the incorporation of three Dublin institutions: Church of Ireland College of Education; Mater Dei Institute of Education and St Patrick's College.
The university currently has 17,000 students and over 50,000 alumni.In addition, the university has around 1,200 online distance education students studying through DCU Connected.
 
The University has been designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its work in social innovation in higher education.
 

Dublin Visitor information

Dublin is the primary and capital city of Ireland. It is the seat of the national parliament of Ireland, the Oireachtas, and is officially known in Irish as Baile Átha Cliath or Áth Cliath. The English name is derived from the Irish “Dubh Linn”, meaning "black pool". After the Scandinavian settlement, the Dubh Linn was a lake used to moor their ships. These lakes were covered during the early 18th century, and as the city expanded they were largely forgotten. The city has an urban population of over 1 million people (one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital) and is located on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. To the south, Dublin is bordered by a low mountain range.

The city’s most famous export is probably Guinness, which has been brewed at the St. James's Gate Brewery since 1759. Due to the city’s recent growth, many global pharmaceutical, computing and communications companies are now located in Dublin, for example, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay and Facebook. Dublin has produced a great number of influential writers, including Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift (both alumni of Trinity College) and the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, as well as many world-famous actors like Colm Meaney, Colin Farrell and Sir Michael Gambon. The city has also produced several international recording artists, including U2, Westlife, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Thin Lizzy and Sinéad O'Connor.

Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital. The council plants around 5,000 trees annually and manages over 3,700 acres of parks. The most popular are the Herbert Park and Phoenix Park. The latter houses the residence of the President of Ireland, built in 1754, the Dublin Zoo, the official residence of the United States Ambassador, and Ashtown Castle. Many famous artists have performed concerts in the park, including Coldplay, Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers. One of Dublin's newest monuments is the stainless steel Spire of Dublin, or officially titled the "Monument of Light". Measuring 121.2 metres (398 ft) and replacing Nelson's Pillar, it is intended to mark Dublin's place in the 21st Century. During the day it maintains its steel look, but at dusk the monument appears to merge into the sky.

Accommodation in Dublin’s student residences

Dublin has three universities: the University of Dublin has 15,000 students and is the oldest university in Ireland, dating from the 16th century. Its sole constituent college, Trinity College, was established by Royal Charter in 1592 under Elizabeth I. The National University of Ireland (NUI) and the associated constituent university of University College Dublin (UCD) also have seats in Dublin. It should be understood that the halls of residence of the universities are designed primarily for students and not children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Getting around Dublin

The M50 motorway, a semi-ring road runs around the south, west and north of the city. There have been talks of an eastern bypass for Dublin, which began in 2006 with the Dublin Port Tunnel, catering mainly to heavy vehicles. Dublin has a network of some 200 bus routes serving all areas of the city and suburbs. Most of these are controlled by Dublin Bus (Bus Átha Cliath). The Dublin Suburban Rail network is a system of five rail lines serving mainly commuters in the Greater Dublin Area. There are plans in place to build the Dublin Metro (underground) system. Since 2009, the city also has a public bicycle rental scheme, Dublin Bikes, using 450 silver bicycles and making Dublin the 17th city to employ the scheme, following cities like Copenhagen, Lyon, and Paris.

History of Dublin

The writings of the Greek astronomer and cartographer Ptolemy provide perhaps the earliest reference to human habitation in the area now known as Dublin. The settlement 'Dubh Linn' dates perhaps as far back as the 1st century BC and later a monastery was built there, though the town was established in about 841. by the Norse, who ruled Dublin for most of the time between 841 and 999, when it was sacked by Brian Boru, the King of Cashel. Although Dublin still had a Norse king after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014, Norse influence waned under a growing Celtic supremacy until the Norman invasion of Ireland which was launched from Wales in 1169.

In 1348, the city was hit by the Black Death. From the 17th onwards, the city expanded rapidly and the population grew to over 50,000, and this in spite of another plague epidemic in 1649-51. Georgian Dublin was, for a short time, the second city of the British Empire after London and the fifth largest European city. Much of Dublin's most notable architecture is from this time. For much of the time since its foundation in 1759, the Guinness brewery was the largest employer in the. After Irish independence the Guinness Corporate headquarters were moved to London in the 1930s to avoid Irish taxation and a rival brewery to Dublin was opened in London at Park Royal to supply the UK. After the Act of Union, 1800, the government moved to the UK Parliament in London and Dublin entered a period of decline, but still remained the centre of administration and a transport hub for much of Ireland.

Dublin played no major role in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, since Ireland had no significant sources of coal, the fuel of the time, and Dublin was not a centre of ship manufacture. The Easter Rising of 1916, the War of Independence (Anglo-Irish War), and Irish Civil War resulted in a significant amount of physical destruction in the city centre, however, this was soon rebuilt, and the city has been continually growing since the middle of the 20th century.

Reviews For DCU

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4.0

Based On 17 Reviews
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4.1
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4.0

The room was very clean and the service was good, but the temprerature in the building was really too high, even when it was fresh outside. There is no fun or cooling system and the building keeps too much heat inside, day and night.

(Review Of Hampstead Apartments, Dublin)

Excellent stay-would definitely come again and recommend. My only suggestion would be better signage through campus to accommodation reception from Collins avenue west entrance. Or more specific details on booking form of where it is located.

(Review Of DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin)
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