Activities with International Support Team

Irish Culture and Traditional Music Workshop - Wed, 9 March 2022 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Saint Patrick's day is just around the corner, so come and join our workshop to learn more about Irish traditions! First, you will hear about St. Patrick's day and Irish culture from NCI Vice-President Jimmy Hill, and after that we will make music together. How cool is that? A professional musician will teach you how to play the Bodhrán, a traditional Irish instrument, and how to create rhythms, to accompany live Irish traditional music.

Irish Culture and Traditional Music workshop - 9th March Tickets, Wed 9 Mar 2022 at 14:00


Pancake Tuesday - Tues, 1 March 2022 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Come celebrate Pancake Tuesday with us, join our pancake decorating competition! We will provide the pancakes and everything you need to decorate them creatively. You may even win some prizes!

Pancake Decorating Competition Tickets, Tue 1 Mar 2022 at 13:00


Coffee and Chats - Running every Wednesday and Friday in February

Meet the International Support team for a coffee, or a tea, and a chat! Tell us how you are doing, and how we can support you.

Wed 2 Feb 2022 at 10:00

Fri 4 Feb 2022 at 14:00

Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 14:00

Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 10:00

Wed 16 Feb 2022 at 10:00

Fri 18 Feb 2022 at 14:00

Wed 23 Feb 2022 at 14:00

Fri 25 Feb 2022 at 10:00


Trips & Guided Tours

Day Trip to Glendalough - Sun 22 May 2022 9:30 – 17:00 

For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.

Tickets are €12 and can be bought in the Atrium from 2:00-4:00pm on 4th May


Chester Beatty Library - Sat, 23 April 2022 14:00 – 16:30 

The Chester Beatty Library features a breathtaking world class collection. The museum's collections are displayed in two galleries: "Sacred Traditions" and "Arts of the Book". Both displays exhibit manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts from the Persian, Islamic, East Asian and Western Collections. It is not to be missed, Join us Saturday 23 April for a visit!

Visit to the Chester Beatty Library Tickets, Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 14:00


Botanic Gardens Tour - Sat, 9 April 2022 14:00 – 16:00 

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are an oasis of calm and beauty, as well as an important scientific institution. The Gardens contain important collections of plant species and cultivars from all over the world and exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. Join our Peer Mentors for a visit to these beautiful gardens!

Please Note: the meeting point for this tour is the Spire, on O'Connell Street

Please bring your leap card or bus fare, as we will be taking the bus to the gardens.

Botanic Gardens Visit Tickets, Sat 9 Apr 2022 at 14:00


Irish Museum of Modern Art Guided Tour -  Fri, 1 April 2022 13:30-16:00 GMT

IMMA is home to the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, with over 3,500 artworks by Irish and International artists.

Join Peer Mentors Ian and Allen on this tour, where they will be joined by a professional tour guide at the museum, who will show their collection and exhibitions. It's a great opportunity to learn about art, make new friends and have fun!

Irish Museum of Modern Art Tickets, Fri 1 Apr 2022 at 13:30


Allen and Umesh's Favourite Places: Howth Tour -  Sat, 26 March 2022 10:00 GMT

Howth is a picturesque fishing village and suburb of Dublin. It is located on a peninsula which lends itself to a great day out, walking along the cliffs and checking out boats in the marina. Come and join us (and bring your walking shoes!)

Howth Tour Tickets, Sat 26 Mar 2022 at 10:00


Bushy Park Photo Tour with Peer Mentor Laura -  Sun, 6 March 2022 10:00 GMT

Laura will share her favourite places and photography tips with you, on a tour of Bushy park and a walk along the Dodder river

Bushy Park Photo Tour Tickets, Sun 6 Mar 2022 at 10:00


Trip to Bray with Peer Mentor Prashant -  Sun, 27 February 2022 10:00 GMT

Come along with Prashant and explore Bray town and Beach - bring your walking shoes!

Please note: you will meet in front of NCI but will need to take the train (DART) to get to Bray, so don't forget your leap card/ train fare.

Bray Tickets, Sun 27 Feb 2022 at 10:00


Hugh Lane Gallery Guided Tour -  Sun, 20 February 2022 14:30 – 16:30 GMT

The Hugh Lane Gallery is a gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, with a huge collection of works by International as well as Irish artists The collection consists of over 2,000 artworks which date from the mid 19th Century to the present day including works by international artists such as Monet, Manet and Renoir amongst others and Irish artists which include Jack B Yeats and Harry Clarke. You will get a guided tour of their beautiful collection.

Hugh Lane Gallery - Guided Tour Tickets, Sun 20 Feb 2022 at 14:30


Dublin Essentials Walking Tour - Sat, 19 February 2022 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Find out where INIS (Immigration), Dublin Bus, Hanover Medical, shops and other essential places are and meet other students!

Dublin Essentials Walking Tour Tickets, Sat 19 Feb 2022 at 14:00

Overseas Visits

NCI Visit to Mexico May 2022 

National College of Ireland are excited to visit Mexico in May 2022 to meet with students who are interested in studying in Ireland. 

Please contact our Regional Manager Ms. Harriet Le Good ( to arrange an appointment to meet in: 

Guadalajara on 2nd or 3rd of May
Mexico City on 5th , 6th or 7th of May

Alternatively, contact an NCI approved agent in Mexico to arrange a consultation at their office.