Student Life

Please read the information below about the DIT in Dublin.

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The DIT campus at Grangegorman is located in the heart of Dublin and is just 1km from O’Connell Street. Its close neighbours include Smithfield to the south; Stoneybatter to the west; Broadstone to the east; and Phibsboro and the North Circular Road to the North.

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Catering Facilities

The catering service, serving hot food and snacks, will be located in The Courtyard, Rathdown House. In addition, vending machines will be available in the major buildings around the campus.

Library Services

The library service will be located in Rathdown House.


The whole Grangegorman campus – inside and in the open areas – will be WiFi enabled, with excellent coverage so you can be online and in touch wherever you are on campus.

Sports Facilities

A fitness studio (suitable for dance classes, pilates, yoga, etc,) and a fitness suite (with resistance and cardio-vascular machines, strength and conditioning area, free weights, small assessment area, and reception desk), will both be provided in the Glassmonogue building. Both facilities will be co-located with associated showers / changing facilities.

Sports facilities include:

  • All-weather pitch and associated floodlighting
  • Tennis courts (3) / all-weather training area – floodlit
  • Multi-use games area – tarmac court for basketball / kick-around
  • Jogging track – with lighting, around the all-weather and turf pitches
  • There are also full-size turf GAA and soccer pitches at Grangegorman but these will not be available immediately as the reseeding process requires at least one full growing season before use.

Spaces for events

A small multi-purpose event space will be provided in the Bradogue building for student organisations – workshops, rehearsals, etc.

St Laurence, the Catholic Church built in 1850, has been designed as a multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions, rehearsals, workshops, speakers, receptions, meditation as well as religious service. The Bradogue building will also have a social area, with comfortable seating room for a pool table etc.

Local Facilities

The Park Shopping Centre is beside the campus on Prussia Street, with a Tesco, ATM, pharmacy, bakery/deli, post office, medical centre, hairdresser/barbers, laundry/dry cleaners and a number of other small retail units. Stoneybatter and Smithfield have cafes, bars and restaurants.

DIT has block booked suitable student accommodation with external providers for 2014/2015. Booking this accommodation particularly helps students coming to Dublin for the first time and settles the student quicker into college life and becoming familiar with Dublin city. It is recommended that you start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. Due to a shortage of accommodation in Dublin in the last year it may be difficult to obtain suitable accommodation in August and September.

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