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Living in Dublin

Shared-Apartment Accommodations
With its hundred thousand welcomes, Ireland will quickly become your home away from home. In the heart of it all, your shared apartment includes everything you need to become a temporary Dubliner!

  • An easy 25- to 30-minute walk from American College Dublin
  • Centrally located within walking distance to…
  • Historic sites such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and the Ha’penny Bridge
  • City parks like St. Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square
  • Commercial and entertainment areas along King Street, Grafton Street and the Temple Bar district
  • Apartments house 3 to 5 students in single-sex or co-ed units
  • 2 to 3 students share a single-sex bedroom
  • Apartments have 1 to 2 bathrooms, depending on the unit
  • Floorplans vary but all units include a full kitchen, washer/dryer and a living area lounge
  • Wi-Fi enabled

Basic Needs
Living on your own in Dublin requires the basics. From everyday food to your banking and healthcare needs, you’ll find plenty of options a stone’s throw away from your accommodations.

    Grocery Stores
  • Spar (> 5 minute walk): For over 50 years, Dubliners have sought the convenience of this supermarket that works to provide customers with all they need, when they need it.
  • Fresh, The Good Food Market (7-10 minute walk): Born and bred in Ireland, this supermarket goes beyond the ordinary, offering a variety of gourmet, fresh and specialty produce.
  • The Good Food Store (7-10 minute walk): This deli and grocer offers homemade Irish food and specialty items. The popular deli is frequented for fresh coffee, lunch deals and baked goods.
  • Banks: Branches of the Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank are a 7-10 minute walk away.
  • Pharmacy: Local pharmacies (sometimes called chemists) including O’Hara’s, St. Patrick and Coombe Pharmacy are all within a 7-minute walk
    Health, Safety and Security
  • Police: The An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. Established in the early 1920s, this community-based organization’s mission is to protect and serve the people and communities across Ireland. Your nearest Garda station is literally right around the corner!
  • Medical clinics: For those minor bumps and bruises, or when you’re feeling under the weather, clinics like the Aungier Street Clinic, Mercer’s Medical Centre and Dame Street Medical are just a 10-minute walk away.
  • Hospitals: While we certainly don’t expect you to need it, it’s good to know that Saint James’s Hospital is less than two miles from your accommodations.

Although a standard diet of ramen and Guinness might save you euros, the occasional meal out will introduce you to the Irish and international cuisine that is abundant in Dublin. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find within a 15-minute walk from your accommodations:

  • Baker’s Irish Bar and Restaurant: Old-school local with live TV sports
  • BóBó’s Burgers Restaurant: Compact bar for gourmet Irish burgers
  • Buenos Aires Grill: Contemporary venue with strong beef menu
  • Eden Bar & Grill: Ornate décor and a modern Irish menu
  • Govinda’s: Krishna-run vegetarian cafeteria
  • Honest to Goodness Café and Pizza: Simple, modern café and takeaway (yes, “takeaway” is the same as takeout)
  • Rustic Stone: Stylish, modern and health-conscious diner
  • Silk Road Café: Middle Eastern cuisine in a historic spot
  • Skinflint: Industrial-style meatball and pizza joint
  • Whitefriar Grill: Wood- and brick-filled international grill

When preparing to travel to Dublin, remember, pack light so you can shop hard when you get here! From internationally-recognized chains to local boutiques, stores abound in the Irish capital. Find what you’re looking for while strolling down pedestrian streets, visiting local markets or exploring numerous shopping centers. Here are just a few places to get you started:

  • Grafton Street: Dublin’s most famous pedestrian thoroughfare, here you’ll find the American Apparel, Burberry, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Levi’s, VANS and the Disney Store among others.
  • King Street: Much shorter than Grafton but not to be outdone, here you can find trendy European-fashion at H&M, ZARA and Warehouse.
  • Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre: If the weather’s not cooperating, come inside and find Tribe and TK Maxx, the European version of the U.S. retailer TJ Maxx. And don’t forget to visit Dunnes, Ireland’s largest retailer offering everything from fashion to homewares and food.
  • George’s Street Arcade: This Victorian market is Ireland’s first purpose-built shopping center, offering you independent boutique shopping where you can find clothing, music and souvenirs as well as food and drink.

Fun Fact

Dublin boasts the world’s only National Leprechaun Museum. Feel what it’s like to journey deep beneath the rocks of the Giant’s Causeway, hear the stories of Ireland’s mythical otherworld on a trip to a fairy hill, find yourself in a leprechaun-sized world and take a journey to the end of the rainbow.

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