Welcome to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, affectionately known as RCSI, located in the heart of Dublin! Dublin is a vibrant city, with a population of just over 1 million. There is never a shortage of things to do and explore! Some of the notable landmarks include the Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, St. Stephen’s Green, and much more.
There are three main forms of public transport in Dublin – Dublin Bus, the DART and the LUAS.
Buses are frequent to many areas, and most pass through the City Centre. All buses have an exact fare system, and you must have the correct amount of money for the fare when you enter the bus. If you do not, you will be able to get change in the form of a voucher which you can exchange for cash at the Dublin Bus office on O’Connell Street. Fares range from €1.05 to €4.30 on most urban routes. Bus services stop around 11:30pm on most routes.
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) is a suburban railway operating along the coast from Howth in North Dublin to Greystones in Co. Wicklow, stopping at three stations in the City Centre. Fares range in price depending on the distance of your journey.
The LUAS is Dublin’s light rail tram system. There are two lines; the Red line operates from Tallaght to Connolly station in the North city centre; the Green line operates from Sandyford to St Stephens Green in the South city centre. Fares range in price depending on the distance of your journey. Tickets can be bought at vending machines at the stations or from certain outlets.
RCSI has several affiliated hospitals across the country, the main being Beaumont Hospital. One of the spots will be allocated in either Beaumont Hospital or Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin. The other placement will be at Waterford University Hospital. If you have a preference, please specify on your application form.
A lunch meal will be provided, or a voucher in lieu for a meal.
Student accommodation close to the teaching facility (as well as easy public transportation) will be provided!
The LC will provide a transport (leap) card for incoming students if they want. This requires a €5 refundable deposit. Students can top up this card with credit and use it to travel on all types of public transport within the wider Dublin area.
Dublin airport is 30km to the north of Dublin city centre. The 747 airport express bus to Dublin City costs 6 euro one way and 10 euro return.
Guinness Storehouse - This has been voted as Ireland's number one tourists attraction over the years and it gives an individual not only to learn about the process of making Guinness and learn how to pull your own perfect pint of Guinness, but the opportunity to taste the world famous pint of Guinness at the place it all began all the way back in 1759.
St Stephens Green & Merrion Square Parks - Two small beautiful parks in the centre of the city where the simple aspects of life can be enjoyed. Whether it be the enjoyment one gets from the ever blooming garden or the company the friendly neighbourhood ducks give you.
Temple Bar - This historical pub district is full of life especially in the evening. This is the place to be if you want live music, singing and a friendly international atmosphere. It is not to be missed!
Howth - There is much to enjoy in this part of Dublin! From walking along the water, to world famous fish and chips (not to mention some really nice pictures!), Howth is easily accessible from Dublin’s city centre.
Phoenix Park - Come make friends with the free roaming deer at Phoenix Park! It truly is a must see during your time here in Dublin. Enjoy the lovely scenery and nature, as well as the natural wildlife.