How To Find Us
NCTE is based in the INVENT Building on DCU campus. (top right hand corner on map below)
NCTE can be reached both by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue. Collins Avenue is a much shorter walk. There is a pedestrian walkway from the Collins Avenue entrance to the INVENT building.
If you require car parking, you must enter DCU via the Collins Avenue entrance and use the multi-storey car park 1, which is a paid parking area. The INVENT building can be accessed using a pedestrian walkway past the School of Nursing and Chemical Science building.
If travelling by car to NCTE in order to make deliveries/collections, enter DCU from the Ballymun road entrance. Follow the road round to the very end. There is a car park behind the INVENT building but this is restricted for staff access.
How do I get to DCU?
DCU is an 85-acre campus situated midway between Dublin airport (approx 5 miles) and Dublin city centre. The campus is bordered on two sides by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue. The university is within easy access of a number of major routes, so travelling by car or by bus should be easy if you follow the directions below:
From the airport
By taxi - 15/20 minute journey
By car - approx 10 mins. Follow the M1, direction city centre, and turn right at Whitehall Church into Collins Avenue. DCU is 500 metres on the left hand side.
Ask the bus driver to let you out at Whitehall, and then walk 10 mins along Collins Avenue to DCU.
The nearest Dart stations to the university are Clontarf and Killester. They ensure that the university is accessible from all areas on the Dart line, including those south of the city. These two particular stations are regularly serviced by the 103 bus which stops on Collins Avenue.
From outside Dublin
From south east (N11) use Eastlink, East Wall Road, Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra Road. Turn left at the Whitehall/Collins Road junction and DCU is 500 metres on the left.
From other directions around the country, use the M50 (including Westlink if applicable). Come off the M50 at the Ballymun exit (Junction 4) and drive through Ballymun, turning left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approx 500 metres). DCU and the multi-story carpark is 200 metres on the right on Collins Avenue.
From Dublin city centre:
Follow the airport road which takes you through Drumcondra and turn left at the Whitehall/Collins Avenue junction. DCU is 500 metres on the left.
It is also possible to drive through Phibsborough towards Glasnevin, turning into the Ballymun Road. DCU is on the right hand side of the dual carriageway, but you will need to drive further on to the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road junction and turn right in order to avail of the multistory carpark (DCU is 500 metres on the right).
DCU is serviced by the following routes: 103, 105, 11, 116, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A, 19A, 46X, 58X, 77B:
The following bus routes require a ten-minute walk from the bus stop on the Swords Road -