Celbridge to Dublin City University- A Travel Blog
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As travel blogs are the new thing we thought that we would add another string to our bow with our very first travel blog.
I recently travelled around one third of the M50 recently. It was early in the morning so traffic was fairly light.
It is worth mentioning that Gatso vans usually make an appearance on the N4. If you travel at or below the speed limit it gives you the chance to view the scenic approaches to Liffey Valley.
In the distance you can see the trees of the Phoenix Park. Do not linger on the view too long as you may miss the transition lane onto the M50.
The journey is a fairly hassle free experience with the highlights being the Blanchardstown interchange crossed by the railway line, canal, N3 and of course the “poo pipe”. Apparently it is the “busiest” interchange in Europe.
The horizon at Finglas is dominated by the electric substation and water tower. Make sure you are in the right lane for your exit at this stage.
One thought that crosses the mind . . . Does anyone miss the Ballymun Towers?
Arriving near my destination the next question is where is DCU? There is one small brown sign pointing to the Helix and is easily missed.
And where exactly is DCU? Is it Ballymun? Finglas? Or is it Glasnevin?
Dublin City University
The Campus extends along the Collins Avenue Extention. A mainly urban tree lined environment with a selection of traffic light and feeder lane intersections.
Parking at DCU is right at the front of the campus and is very handy for the business school.
DCU business school itself falls victim to most post-modernist architecture in that it has no discernible front entrance.
The upper floors are, however, graced with two protruding glass faced fire exits that work really well when observed from the inside.
For travelers on a budget DCU offers well priced accommodation which is plentiful during college vacations.
The return journey can also include a slight detour to Ikea on the way back to Celbridge.
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