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PRACTICALITIES

DUBLIN AIRPORT:
Here are the UCD links for the location as well as the myriad of ways you can get to
UCD from the Dublin Airport:

GETTING TO UCD:
http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/coming-to-ireland/from-the-airport

Dublin Airport is rather small and the Arrivals Hall is on the ground floor with the Baggage Claim - it takes only a few steps to get outside to all transportation. Before you leave the building, you can use an ATM at either end. More on ATMs and money below.

GETTING TO UCD STUDENT ACCOMMODATION:
Once you get to the campus, follow the signs to the Student Services building.
You will be met there and assisted with check-in.

Students are staying on the UCD campus. Here are some important links about the housing, safety and the university in general:
http://www.ucd.ie/residences/our-residences/roebuck-hall-residence/
 
Students will be sharing apartments with single rooms and shared bathrooms with showers. The apartment has a large communal kitchen and sitting room. Students supply their own groceries or can dine on campus or in town. UCD has a convenience store next to the student accommodation and the nearby village of Donnybrook has bigger shops.

EATING IN DUBLIN:
The UCD student accommodation kitchen has all the plates, cutlery, pots and pans you will need. You supply your own food. There is a convenience store very near the university housing and there is a coffee shop and cafeteria open on campus. Dining in Dublin is generally more expensive, but you still will be able to find good food on the cheap. Look for "early bird" dinners. These are menus restaurant serve usually between the hours of 5.00 - 7.00 pm - two courses and coffee or tea for €20-25. Tipping: You can tip 10% on a meal, or round up generously on the bill. Waiters don't usually bring you the bill until you ask for it. In Ireland, it is up to the customer to indicate when you are finished and would like to pay.

GETTING AROUND DUBLIN:

DUBLIN BUS (http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/).

When you are not using the city bus, you can travel around the large Dublin Bay on the
DART. There are interesting seaside towns (Howth on the north end and Dalky on the South)
that make a nice weekend expedition. After taxis (fast and cost effective when sharing), the
LUAS is the other form of city transportation. The LUAS is mostly for destinations on the South Side of the City.

SAFETY:
Dublin is a relatively safe area. The same caution and safety measures you use at home will serve you well on the UCD campus and in the City.

http://www.ucd.ie/building/code/unicare.html#personal

http://www.garda.ie/Documents/User/CP%20Info%20Sheet%20-%20PS2%20-132-%20Streetwise-2009-04-29.pdf

DRESS:
Relaxed, business casual will be fine for the lectures and most events. There is an event at the Swiss Embassy while you are in Dublin, so a jacket and nice trousers or skirt will be fine. Don't forget the rain gear. Even in July, temperatures can fluctuate between a chilly and wet 10C/50F and a sunny, warm 21C/70F degrees. And remember that Ireland does have whatever you might forget to bring.

CURRENCY:
Your ATM card will work fine here. Buying Euros at home will be expensive, so it is best to head for the nearest ATM. There are two on the Arrivals level of the Dublin Airport, there are a few on the UCD campus and there hundreds of ATMS all over Dublin city and suburbs. If you bring a credit card or debit card, do call your bank and inform them that you will be traveling in Europe throughout the summer. Uninformed, the bank may consider your purchases abroad fraudulent and will block them from going through until you can talk to customer service. The time difference makes that frustrating... UCD has a currency exchange at the accommodations office.

USEFUL ITEMS:
Laptop
UCD has an wireless internet connection and so do many coffee shops in town. You're not required to bring your laptop to the school.
 
Appliances:
Electrical current in Ireland is between 220 and 240 volts. If you do bring your laptop, you'll need a flat-three-prong adaptor for it (and any other appliances that have a built in voltage converter/transformer). They should look like this. They can be purchased at any hardware store at home or in Ireland.

Phone:
UCD sells international phone cards and has public phones on campus. Convenience stores like SPAR and CENTRA also sell international phone cards in denominations from 5-20 Euro. Ireland's country code is 353, and Dublin's city code is 1.

USEFUL LINKS:
http://www.UCD.ie/
http://www.visitdublin.com/
http://entertainment.ie/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin%2C_Ireland
http://www.ireland.com/
http://www.rte.ie
http://www.failteireland.ie/
http://www.overheardindublin.com/
 
If you have any other questions about making your way to and around Dublin, you can contact:
Professor Anne Fogarty,

School of English, Drama and Film,

University College Dublin,

Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Telephone: + 353 (0) 1 7168159

email:anne.fogarty@ucd.ie

 
 
 
 

The Dublin James Joyce Summer School and University College Dublin are pleased to present the 2017 programme in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland, and the James Joyce Centre, Dublin.  

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