Once you have found the entrance to DCU which is on Ballymun Road on the opposite side of the road there are a row of shops. You can park there. Or further down the street where the shops are located.
From the main entrance on Ballymun Road
It is actually National Tennis Centre in Albert College Park. To access the indoor tennis facility.
Walk down the avenue (70-100 yards), you will see a sign for the National tennis centre on your right and a gate beside it. Walk into the gate and straight ahead along the path for about 100 meters. You will be able to see the dome from the path, the tennis courts are inside the dome. You will then see the tennis courts on your right. Continue walking along the side of the courts, you will then see the entrance. Ring the bell or knock the door for access. Once in just tell reception that you are with Dublin Tennis and would like to be directed to the indoor courts.
If you have any problems finding the courts or you would like to book tennis lessons/sessions please call me on 0873 200205
The entrance to DCU from Ballymun Road (walk down the avenue)
Transport Directions found on the internet
DCU is serviced by the following buses which stop outside the University at the Ballymun Road and Collins Ave entrances, or near to the university with stops on the Swords Road and Glasnevin Avenue.
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Routes servicing DCU include: 3, 4, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A, 16, 16A, 17A, 19A, 33, 41, 41B, 41C, 46X, 103, 104 and 105.
3, 4, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A, 16 and 19A – to and from city centre
17A – from Kilbarrack to Finglas via Glasnevin Avenue
103 to and from Clontarf Dart Station via Collins Ave
105 – to and from Malahide via Collins Ave (operates during semester time only)
33 – to and from Balbriggan via Swords Road
41, 41B and 41C – to and from Swords via Swords Road
104 – from Clontarf Dart station to Cappagh Hospital via Swords Road
16A – from lower Rathfarnham to Dublin airport via Swords Road
46X comes from Dun Laoghaire (7.30am) via Donnybrook, Leeson Street and Drumcondra.
The following buses stop on O’Connell Street: 3, 4, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A, 16, 16A and 19A.
Timetables for these routes are available from the Bus Eireann website: www.buseireann.ie
109A – Navan, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath, Ashbourne, Airport, DCU
100X – Dundalk, Drogheda, Dublin via the Swords Road
101 – Drogheda, Balbriggan, Dublin via the Swords Road
The terminus of the 17A bus is at Howth Junction Dart Station. The 103 and 104 buses operate via Clontarf 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: 3, 11, 11A, 11B, 16, 16A, 33, 41, 41B, 41C
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). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, turn 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.
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. 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.