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Parking - Glasnevin Campus

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • There are four car parks at the Glasnevin campus. There are Blue Badge bays in each car park. Please park at the following locations:- Car Park 1 (Multi-storey) - Visitors, invited guests, staff and students. Car Park 2 (Creche) - Staff and students. Car Park 3 (Invent) - Staff and Students. Car Park 4 (Library) - Staff and Students.
  • There is parking at the Sports Complex for Members only. There is parking at the Campus Residences for residents only.

Getting Here (Glasnevin Campus)

  • By Road View
    • From the M50 take the R108 Ballymun Road exit (Junction 4). At the junction take the R108 Ballymun Road south. Continue 2km to the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads.
      For DCU Glasnevin campus main entrance and car parks 1 and 2, turn left on to Collins Avenue. DCU is located 700m to the right after the third set of traffic lights on Collins Avenue.
      For DCU Glasnevin campus residences and car parks 3 and 4, continue straight ahead on Ballymun Road for 500m to the traffic lights. DCU is located to the left From City Centre: - Follow the airport road towards the M1. Continue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads, turn left onto Collins Avenue. Continue along Collins Avenue until you pass St. Aidan’s CBS on your left-hand side. DCU is located just after the school.
    • There are two car parks off Collins Avenue: Car Park 1 multi-storey for staff, students, visitors and guests; and Car Park 2 surface car park for staff and student permit holders. There are two car parks off Ballymun Road: Car Parks 3 and 4 for staff and student permit holders.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 16, 31d, 42d, 44, 70d, 104, 220 and 220A stop on campus by The Helix (Stop # 7571). Buses 109a and 126 stop on Collins Ave (Stop # 135021). Buses 4, 9, 11, 13 stop on Ballymun Road (Stop # 37/4680).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station Drumcondra is 3.3km away. There is level access to the ticket office and lifts to both platforms. The nearest Dart station is Killester, 5.4km away. There is level access to the ticket office and ramps to the platforms.
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Useful Information (Glasnevin Campus)

Outside Access (Car Park 1 Pedestrian Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Estates Office Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Level Change (Vehicle Entrance and Exit)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the car park.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Reception (Car Park 1 Security Reception)

  • The Security Reception is located next to the Vehicle Exit.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is stepped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is stepped only access to the reception. From the front of the car park this is via eight steps with a handrail of the right which make up the entrance point at the vehicle entrance and exit.

Other Floors (Car Park 1 Multi Storey)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located to your left on entrance via the pedestrian entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the pedestrian entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are numerous similar staircases around the car park an example can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Comments View
    • There are upper and lower levels named 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A the Blue Badge Bays are located on the upper A floors.

Lift (Car Park 1 Multi storey Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance via the pedestrian entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the pedestrian entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are upper and lower areas on each floor.
    • The upper area are 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and all have blue badge bays on these floors. There is no lift access to the lower floor 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 1 (Multistorey))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the campus off Collins Avenue.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Business Department and Main Reception.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 195cm x 470cm (6ft 5in x 15ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located besides the lifts on level 1 and level 0 and next to the vehicle exit and security reception on level 0.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the campus.
  • Comments View

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 2 (Creche))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the west end of the campus, accessed from R103 Collins Avenue.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Henry Grattan Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the nearest buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the nearest buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 110m (120yd 11in) from the Henry Grattan Building SAC entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 3 (Invent))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the east end of the campus, accessed from R108 Ballyburn Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are NRF, NICB and Invent Buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 540cm x 560cm (17ft 9in x 18ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the NRF, NICB and Invent Buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the nearest buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the NRF Building Rear Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • At time of survey the car park could not be accessed via the accessed from R108 Ballyburn Road and the Blue Badge bays were not in use due to the use of the area for Covid Testing.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 4 (Library))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the east end of the campus, accessed from R108 Ballyburn Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the John & Aileen O'Reilly Library.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the library to the car park.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the library.
    • The nearest designated bay is 240m (262yd 1ft) from the library Main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a staff entrance at Lower Ground level of the library 90m from the nearest Blue Badge bay.