University College Dublin

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan near UCD

For hotels near UCD, consider the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan.

The origins of University College Dublin (UCD) date back to the Catholic University of Ireland which was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Paul Cullen and John Henry Newman. For over 150 years, UCD has produced graduates of remarkable distinction including famous surgeons, architects, entrepreneurs and five of Ireland’s Taoisigh (Prime Ministers). Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902. Established in 1854, the university played a key role in the history of the modern Irish State and today it plays a leading part in shaping Ireland’s future.

Dublin's newest 50 meter pool opened at UCD in June 2012. The revolutionary design and mechanics allow the pool depth to change to accomodate swimmers from all levels of experience. With dedicated 50 meter slow, medium and fast paced lanes and a huge family area, there is something for everyone. For more info visit

UCD is located on the Stillorgan Road (N11) approximatley 5 minutes by bus or car from the Stillorgan Park Hotel. Why not book our Courtesy Shuttle Service* to UCD? To enquire about this service call 01 2001800

Attending an event in the UCD? Stay at the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan and avail of our FREE courtesy bus service* to UCD!

*Monday – Friday from 7.30am – 11.15am and 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Contact hotel to check availability for special events & conferences

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