Getting to IH Dublin is easy. Dublin Airport is an international airport served by many major airlines.The school is a 5-minute walk from Connolly Station so very accessible by the local commuter train in Dublin (The DART) either from north or south of the city. There are two tram lines in Dublin: the Red Line, which comes from the west of the city, and the Green Line, which comes from the south of the city. The Red Line tram stops at Busaras (the central bus station), which is a 5-minute walk from IH Dublin. The Green Line stops at O’Connell Street, which is a 10-minute walk from the school or you can transfer to the Red Line at Abbey Street and travel one stop to the Busaras stop. The school is also served by the 14, 14c, 15,27, 27a, 29a, 31, 31a, 31 b, 32, 42, 43 and 53 bus routes, all of which stop on Amiens Street, about 5 minutes from the school.
There is a café on the fourth floor of IH Dublin that is open from 08.00 – 15.00. It serves teas, coffees, croissants etc in the morning and both hot and cold meals at lunchtime. The local supermarkets to school are Supervalu on Talbot Street (a 5-minute walk), Tesco also on Talbot Street (a 7-minute walk), and Dunne’s Stores on North Earl Street (about a 10-minute walk). About 15 minutes from the school, there is also the Jervis Centre which has many shops, including Marks and Spencer, Topshop, Next and Argos.
Dublin is not an expensive city, although it is the capital of Ireland. To give you an idea of how expensive it is to live in Dublin, a kilo of oranges is around €2.50, a Big Mac is currently €3.64 and a bottle of beer in a bar is €4.
The school arranges lots of accommodation for teacher training students and language students, so there is an entire accommodation department. We can help with arranging a host family or self catering apartments. Depending on time of year and the size of apartment you would like, prices vary from €230 - €330 per week. You could also book a hotel, but because Dublin is very popular with tourists at all times of the year it may be easier to book accommodation through the school. Either which way, we are here to help!