National College of Ireland is based in the IFSC, which is located adjacent to Dublin's City Centre. This section contains information about NCI's location, as well as information on popular tourist attractions, many of which are within walking distance from NCI.

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Dublin City

National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland National College of Ireland is situated in the Irish Financial Services Center, located in Dublin’s docklands. Dublin is home to the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, From the Book of Kells to Trinity College, the Little Museum of Dublin, the Jameson distilleries and the world famous Guinness Storehouse. The city has many famous squares and green spaces such as St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square along with many excellent Georgian parks surrounded by beautifully preserved houses from that era. It is home to two great Cathedrals of Ireland, Christ Church Cathedral and St Patricks Cathedral. Dublin has numerous cultural, historical a social attractions including the famous Temple Bar area. People come from all over to enjoy the Irish capital’s blend of friendly hospitality, traditional music, and of course, great beer and whiskey. If you’ve got Irish heritage in your family history, a trip to the emigration museum, EPIC, is a must. Dublin is also a coastal town and an excellent starting point for exploring Ireland. Dublin is in close distance to Belfast, Galway and Cork, exploring the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.

The Temple Bar pub in Dublin City Centre The famous Temple Bar pub in Dublin City Centre.

Dublin Literature

Dublin is also regarded for its commitment to the fields of literature, arts, and theatre. The city has produced many notable literary figures, including Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, and William Butler Yeats, as well as playwrights and authors such as Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and James Joyce.

Dublin Culture

Dublin’s contemporary culture and economic significance is well reflected in its many new buildings, particularly within the financial services district east of the Customs House, where the conference venue is situated, and its extensive and modern tram network. originally a Viking settlement, Dublin rewards its residents with rich and colourful history. The city, located at the mouth of the River Liffey at the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, is a cosmopolitan blend of the traditional and the thoroughly modern.

If you're thinking about extending your stay beyond the UFHRD Conference dates, there is lots to do in our busy capital. Check out our Planning Your Trip to Dublin page to learn more.

Ship on the River Liffey in Dublin Dublin City Centre is located on the River Liffey.

Useful Resources

Please see below information on where to stay whilst in Dublin and also information on how to find NCI.