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Kennedy’s Pub


DCU St Patrick’s Campus


Griffith Park


Croke Park


National Botanic Gardens


Kennedy’s Pub


DCU St Patrick’s Campus


Griffith Park


Croke Park


National Botanic Gardens


About student living in Drumcondra


Drumcondra is a very well-connected area in Dublin, just north of the city centre. Student accommodation in Drumcrondra is very close to the DCU St Patrick’s Campus and All Hallows Campus. It’s also just a twenty-five-minute bus ride or thirty-five-minute walk to TU Dublin Grangegorman Campus. Drumcondra has its own train station so it’s easy to get around the wider city too.


There are quite a few green spaces in Drumcondra. Head to Griffith Park to play some sports, relax with friends, or take a stroll by the water. The National Botanical Gardens are also just a short walk away from student houses in Drumcondra. Soak in the beautiful atmosphere and explore the many gardens, arboretum, and Victorian palm house.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes close to Drumcondra student accommodation. Head over to Drumcondra Road Lower and you’ll find loads of great options. Grab a drink at Fagans Bar and Restaurant or Kennedy’s Pub. Tuck into some delicious brunch at The Lovely Food Company, or enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine at Shouk.


There are several sports grounds close to student accommodation in Drumcondra. You can watch rugby at the Belvedere Rugby Ground, or head to Croke Park Stadium, Ireland’s biggest stadium for Gaelic sports. You can also get a great view of the city from Kellogg’s Skyline, or explore the interactive sporting exhibits at the Museum of Gaelic Sports.


With a Lidl, Spar, Tesco Express, and C&T Superstore in the area, you won’t have to stray too far from student houses in Drumcondra to pick up all your essentials and groceries. There are also lots of independent shops you can browse.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Drumcondra has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Drumcondra to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Drumcondra and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Drumcondra

Is Drumcondra a student area?

As the DCU St Patrick’s Campus and All Hallow Campus are both located in Drumcondra, the area is extremely popular with students. As a result, Drumcondra student accommodation is in high demand every year.

How far is Drumcondra from Dublin city centre?

Drumcondra is about two kilometres from Dublin city centre. You can get there in about fifteen minutes on public transport or walk there in half an hour.

Where is Drumcondra in Dublin?

Drumcondra is located to the north of Dublin city centre, close to Phibsborough and Fairview.

Is Drumcondra a nice place to live?

Drumcondra is a great place to live, with a convenient location close to the city centre, easy transport links, and lots of bars, pubs, and restaurants.

Does Dublin City University provide accommodation?

Dublin City University provides accommodation across three different campuses in Dublin. Typically, students studying here will live in these halls in their first year, before moving into private student accommodation in Drumcondra and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Dublin?

There isn’t one particular area where students live. As there are four universities in Dublin, students tend to be spread across the city depending on where they study and their accommodation preferences. However, generally, students will live in student houses in Drumcondra, Ballymun, Dublin city centre, Grangegorman, Stoneybatter, and The Liberties.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Drumcondra are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Drumcondra can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Drumcondra are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Dublin.

Latest student property news in Dublin

UCD to Rent Privately to Provide Student Housing
UCD to Rent Privately to Provide Student Housing
UCD plans to lease numerous bedrooms from private landlords to provide off-campus housing for its students
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