Dublin, Ireland (UCD)

University College  Dublin
Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center

A semester or year-long program at University College Dublin is open to students of all majors for study during their junior year. Students will take one or two courses at the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center in Dublin and the remainder of their courses at UCD, one of the Republic of Ireland’s best universities. Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Center is located at the University of Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway on Merrion Square, the most elegant Georgian square in central Dublin. The Dublin program includes trips relevant to the core course taken by all students,an optional community based learning component, and service opportunities. Students will live in UCD campus dormitories with other international and Irish students.  Dublin is a capital city of 1 million people located on the Irish Sea, which is on the east coast or Ireland.  Physically a small city-- all the major museums and sites are within walking distance-- it has a rich cultural life manifested especially in its established and experimental theatre and traditional Irish and classical music.  It is a young city, with over 100,000 college-age students in its many educational institutions.