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NCI is located in the heart of Dublin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, only 50 minutes flight from  London. Dublin is consistently rated one of the  safest cities in the world to live (Legatum 2015) as well as one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With so much to offer, Dublin is the ideal place for studying and living.

Natural beauty

Dublin is unique in that you can travel from the beautiful seaside town of Dun Laoire to the scenic mountain tops within 30 minutes. The city offers fantastic walks, places to eat and drink, along with a never ending array of things to do.

History and heritage

Dating back to the 900s, Dublin is full of history and heritage. On every street throughout the city, you will hear stories and tales of years gone by.


With thousands of shops across the city, Dublin is a shopper's paradise with everything you'd need, from the famous Brown Thomas store, to global fashion brands, to fresh fruit and vegetables from the outdoor market, to antiques and boutique stores.

Parks and outdoors

Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 metres of a park area. There are many park areas around the city, including the Phoenix Park, Herbert Park and St Stephen's Green. The Phoenix Park is about 3 km west of NCI’s campus. Its 16-kilometre perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares making it one of the largest walled city parks in Europe.


Dublin has a vibrant 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.

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