Getting Here

Sustainable Commuting to the UCD Festival

UCD is committed to the promotion of sustainable transport to, from and within our Belfield campus. Our vision is to create a high-quality campus environment which promotes sustainable, healthy and active lifestyles while offering transport and mobility choice for the University community.

For those with additional needs, if you require information about accessing the Festival, please get in touch with the team at and we will be happy to help

Recommended Routes


A bicycle is a great way of commuting to and from the UCD Festival. There are over 4,000 bicycle parking spaces on campus. There are four public repair stands complete with multiple tools and an integrated bike pump located throughout UCD at the below locations:

  • James Joyce Library
  • Student Centre
  • Glenomena Student Residences
  • UCD Quinn School of Business

Please dismount and walk with your bike across the concourse as there will be many festival goers with children sharing these thoroughfares.


UCD is well served by public transport. Bus stops are located at the rear of the Sports Centre and the main terminus next to the Sutherland Building. Stops are also located just outside campus gates at Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh Road, Fosters Avenue and the N11 (main entrance).

The following Dublin Bus routes serve the UCD campus: Route 11, 39a, 46a, 47, 145 155, S2, 74, L25, S4 and S6.

More info can be found on

Irish Rail

The DART will take you north to Howth and Malahide and south to Greystones.

The closest Dart station to campus is Sydney Parade and is within walking distance of UCD


The Green LUAS line, at Windy Arbour and Milltown, is also within walking


UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars.


Charging points are available on campus.

Driving & Parking

Parking is free for all visitors on Saturday June 8, Parking spaces are very limited on campus and parking is on a first come, first served basis. Demand for spaces exceeds supply at peak times. Please remember to consider alternative ways to commute to campus.

Food and Drink Options

There will be plenty of food and drink options available at the UCD Festival to keep everyone fueled and happy!

Whether you are looking to grab a bite while exploring the campus or sit down for a family BBQ, there will be something for everyone.

The Pi Cafe, Blue Bird Cafe, Gather and Gather and the University Club are great options for food.

Irish Village Markets will once again be bringing their street food heroes to the UCD Festival. There will be catering for all tastes and ensuring nobody leaves the festival hungry, Irish Village Markets street traders will be located at the Sports Zone – the perfect spot for al fresco dining.

There will be water trucks at various locations around campus also.

Health and Safety

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for the UCD Festival.

Please be aware that the UCD Festival events and activities will be photographed, filmed or recorded. By attending this event you consent to this material being used for University publicity purposes, through whatever media worldwide. If you do not wish for your image to appear in University materials and publications please visit the Information Tent to pick up a red sticker and wear it prominently.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all activities. The festival can get busy so please keep a close eye on children. Be sure to get a Lost Child Wristband from one of our festival volunteers, and complete it. These are an effective precautionary measure.

Enjoy the day!

Find us here

UCD University Club, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland