Independent Colleges’ main campus is located at The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1. The Steelworks is an impressive five storey building with 40 classrooms & floor to ceiling window atrium, roof top restaurant & outdoor terrace, library, computer facilities overlooking private landscaped development and with stunning views of the city.
The Steelworks complex, is located in the city centre between Talbot St and Amiens St in the IFSC vicinity. The campus is approximately 600 metres from the main shopping area of Henry St & O’Connell St, and is superbly served for transport with easy access to trains, Luas tramline and city and regional bus terminals.
Dublin has a wide choice of apartments, bed-sits, lodgings, guesthouses and hostels where students make their home every year. There is so much to do and see with thousands of traditional and contemporary pubs, restaurants and clubs. The city has more than it’s fair share of museums, galleries and historical buildings too.
Croke Park is just North of the river and the home to Ireland’s national sports of hurling and Gaelic football. With a capacity of 82,300, it is the third largest stadium in Europe. Rugby is played in the stunning new Aviva Stadium on the Southside while there are hundreds of soccer, rugby, Gaelic football, hurling, tennis, swimming and other clubs all over the city.
Dublin has a world famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Other influential writers and playwrights include Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker. In July 2010, Dublin was named UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa city with the permanent title. There are several theatres within the city centre and the best known include the Gaiety, Abbey, Olympia, Gate and Grand Canal.
Dublin has an exciting nightlife and is reputedly one of Europe’s most youthful cities, with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25. There are many pubs across the city centre, with the area around St. Stephen’s green and Grafton Street, especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street, having the most popular nightclubs and pubs. The best-known area for nightlife is Temple Bar, south of the River Liffey. Live music is popularly played on streets and at venues throughout Dublin in general.