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The Interfacial and BioNanoPhotonics Group is located between the School of Chemical Sciences and the National Centre for Sensors Research in Dublin City University.

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DCU is located a short distance from Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport and the M50 and M1 motorways. The campus is bordered by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue.

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Public Transport

DCU is serviced by the following buses, which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue Extension entrances or near to the University, with stops on the Swords Road, Glasnevin Avenue and Collins Avenue West (all short walking distances to DCU).

Routes servicing DCU are:

Number 1 Collins Avenue Ext to Sandymount (St. John’s Church) via city centre

Number  Ballymun Road to Monkstown Avenue via city centre

Number 9  Ballymun Road to Limekiln Avenue, Walkinstown via city centre

Number 11  Ballymun Road to Sandyford Industrial Estate via city centre

Number 13 Ballymun Road to Grange Castle Business Park, Clondalkin, via city centre

Number 14 Collins Avenue West to Dundrum Luas Station via city centre

Number 16 Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext) to Ballinteer (Kingston) via city centre

Number 17A Kilbarrick to Blanchardstown Centre via Glasnevin Avenue

Number 33 Balbriggan to City Centre via Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext)

Numbers 41/41B/41C Swords to City Centre via Swords Road (Collins Avenue Ext)

Number 44 Collins Avenue Ext (Larkhill) to Enniskerry via City Centre

Number 104 Clontarf Road (Conquer Hill) via Vernon Ave, Donnycarney, Kilmore Road, Beaumont Hospital, Shanowen Road, Shanard Road (Santry) 

Click here for Dublin Bus timetables 

New Bus Routes in North County Dublin for 2012/13 Academic 


Bus Eireann

Number 101                 Drogheda, Balbriggan, Dublin via the Swords Road

Number 109A               Kells, Navan, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Airport, DCU

Click here for Bus Eireann timetables.



The terminus of the 17A bus is at Howth Junction Dart Station.


Drumcondra Train Station

Maynooth Station to Drumcondra Station via Leixlip, Castleknock, Coolmine and Ashtown areas

From Drumcondra train station, you can take the following buses to DCU:

1, 11, 16, 33, 41, 41B, 41C and 44


By Car

Heading Southbound on the M1

Proceed along the M1 until you come to the roundabout that intersects with the M50 (Junction 3). Proceed southbound along the M50 and take the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). Take a left and drive through Ballymun. Turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads. DCU is located on Collins Avenue 500m on the right hand side.

M50 Northbound

Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until the Ballymun exit (Junction 4).  Take the third exit and drive through Ballymun. Follow the directions for DCU as outlined above.

From city centre

Follow the airport road which takes you through Drumcondra along the N1, towards the M1. Continue past the junction for Griffith Avenue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads turn left onto Collins Avenue. DCU is 500m on the left hand side.