American College Dublin
|Living cost||RM 6,082 per month|
|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
Dublin Institute of Technology, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.
In the north-inner city, Mountjoy Square is one of Dublin’s original Georgian squares. Behind a Georgian façade, DIT’s extensive campus houses the School of Art and Design and the School of Social Sciences and Legal Studies. The facilities include a range of specialist studios and computer labs, as well as lecture theatres and library. Students of Fine Art are based in the nearby Portland Row building, but also use the facilities in Mountjoy Square including the cafeteria. Mountjoy Square is within an easy walk of O’Connell Street, and the other northside campus sites of Cathal Brugha Street and Bolton Street.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1
Situated at the top of O’Connell Street, Dublin’s newly-refurbished main street, DIT Cathal Brugha Street has been synonymous with the hospitality and catering industry in Ireland since 1941. Some of the College of Arts and Tourism is based here, although certain lectures may take place in some other locations close by. The facilities include specialised laboratories, kitchens and restaurants and a number of the programmes offered by the College are unique in Ireland.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
A few minutes walk from Stephens’ Green, and close to Kevin Street, the Aungier Street campus is one of the largest in DIT and is built on the historically important site of the old Jacobs Biscuits factory, scene of fierce fighting in the 1916 Rising. The College of Business, which is also the largest business school in Ireland, the School of Media and the Department of Legal Studies are based in Aungier Street. Student facilities include the excellent library; students’ union area; computer rooms and cafeteria. Many conferences and lecture series also take place in this location during the academic year.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8
A few minutes walk from Stephens’ Green, DIT Kevin Street is built on the site of the original technical school established in 1887 which is part of DIT’s proud history. A number of areas of study for which DIT is quite famous are based here. They include some of the College of Sciences and Health; the School of Control Systems and Electrical Engineering; the School of Electronic and Communication Engineering; the School of Languages; and the National Bakery School. The campus also houses some of DIT’s recreational facilities, including the swimming pool which is available to all DIT students. The pool is used by the sub-aqua club and the canoe club, among others, and is open from 8 am in term time. There is also a sports hall where basketball and badminton are played, and which contains a climbing wall.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 AND Dublin Institute of Technology, Chatham Row, Dublin 2
Students in the Conservatory of Music and Drama will attend classes in Chatham Row, which is close to Grafton Street and Stephen’s Green, or in DIT Rathmines Road Lower, a landmark building next to the Rathmines Public Library. Facilities in both buildings are geared to music and drama rehearsal and performance for students from junior level up to postgraduate. The theatre in Rathmines Road Lower is used throughout the year for public recitals and other performances. The music library is also based in Rathmines Road Lower. The offices of the President of DIT Students’ Union and the manager of the Union are also located here.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1
One of DIT’s most historic buildings, Bolton Street was specifically designed and built for technical and technological education in 1911, on the site of what was once the European Hotel. Since then and up to the present day, it has been a centre of leading edge technological education in the College of Engineering and Built Environment. Located in Dublin’s north inner-city, Bolton Street is within minutes of shopping areas in Henry Street and Parnell Street, as well as the old city markets and the newly-refurbished Smithfield. Bolton Street and Linenhall, its sister building across the road, are home to students of architecture, mechanical and civil engineering, environmental planning and construction, from apprentice to postgraduate levels. Among the recreational facilities provided on campus is the gymnasium in Linenhall, which is equipped with resistance and cardio-vascular training equipment.
The Dublin Institute of Technology has six main centres in Dublin City.Due to the city-centre location, all of the DIT sites are easily accessible by Public Transport. Dublin Institute of Technology is a signatory of the Smarter Travel Charter and has committed to supporting staff and students who choose sustainable transport options to travel to college.