Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Living in Dublin

Going to a new College isn't just about studying. It's about living in a new and exciting city. As a student this may well be your first experience of living away from home. Indeed this may be your first experience of Ireland. 

Your first few weeks in Dublin and at RCSI will undoubtedly be exciting as you settle into your new lifestyle.  With its numerous parks, museums, social and cultural events, Dublin has lots to offer.  However, there is a practical side to your life in Dublin and this section will help you to familiarise yourself with the services and issues that will become part of your everyday life.

Ha'penny Bridge 

About Dublin

  • Dublin is the capital city of Ireland
  • The city covers a land area of 115 square kilometers
  • Dublin is situated on the estuary of the River Liffey. The river empties into Dublin Bay, which opens onto the Irish Sea.  


  • Average summer temperatures are 15C to 20C (61F to 68F)
  • Average winter temperatures are 4C to 7C (39F to 45F)


  • Approximately 1.66 million (Dublin greater area)

Twinned Cities

  • Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • San José, California, USA 

Dublin at Night