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Car Sharing/Go Car


Car sharing  is where two or more people share a car journey to get from A to B rather than driving alone. The benefits can be financial (as the cost of the journey is split), environmental, and can also reduce stress (through not driving every day).
Car sharing is becoming increasingly popular as these benefits are recognised, and many communities and employers are introducing car sharing schemes.
In a recent survey 27% of DCU respondants said they would be interested in car sharing.
DCU and DCU SU have registered on .  The scheme allows you to enter your start point and destination along with information such as whether you’re offering or requesting a lift. You can also choose to share just one day a week or every day, the system is totally flexible


 GoCar gives you wheels when you need them! Cars and vans by the 15 minutes for as long as you want! Book online or over the phone, at the last minute or well in advance.  DCU have a GoCar base on campus just across from main reception.  DCU Staff can join as corporate members - for more informaiton email

Taxi Driver Check

Ireland’s taxi driver check app allows taxi users to verify that the vehicle that they are about to hire has been correctly registered and that the driver has the appropriate licence to operate the vehicle. There is also the facility to email a friend with trip details.
Click here to down load the app.

Directions to get to DCU by Car/Coach

M50 Southbound
Proceed along the M1 until you come to the roundabout that intersects with the M50 (Junction 3). Proceed along the M50 and take the Ballymun Road exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take a left and drive through Ballymun. Turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approximately 500 metres). DCU is located to the right after the third set of traffic lights on Collins Avenue.

M50 Northbound
Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take the third exit and drive through Ballymun. Then 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. Continue along Collins Avenue until you pass St. Aidan’s CBS on your left-hand side. DCU is located just after the school.

Parking On Campus

Click here for information about parking at DCU.

By Car/Coach

M50 Southbound
Proceed along the M1 towards the city centre and as the road becomes the Swords Road (N1), then Drumcondra Road, look out for the Regency Hotel on your left, and then the Skylon Hotel on your right. St Patrick’s College is almost adjacent to the Skylon Hotel. The entrance to the College is on your right - at the first set of traffic lights past the Skylon Hotel.

M50 Northbound
Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until you arrive at Junction 2 signposted for City Centre (N1). Proceed until the road becomes the Swords Road (N1) and follow the directions for St Patrick’s campus as outlined above.