Living & Working in Dublin

Coming to live and work in the capital can be a big step. To help you find your feet, we’ve put together some basic information so you can find your way around the city and familiarise yourself with the unique character of the city.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is a friendly city with international status and local charm.

Dublin and the neighbourhood of Tallaght offers a variety of cultural, sporting, educational and social opportunities. Whatever your interests, the arts, culture, explorer, sportsperson, history buff, or socialite, the city and district of Tallaght has something to offer everyone.

The Mercer Cost of Living Survey ranked the city as 49th most expensive city out of 207 surveyed in 2015.

Getting Your Bearings

Tallaght is based in the West of Dublin with good public transport connections including an over ground tram station (Luas) within short walking distance as well as numerous bus routes that run directly outside the Hospital.

It’s generally cheaper to live in Tallaght than the main city centre, streets are little quieter, but the hospital is still only 20-30 minutes from the major attractions and nightlife of the capital

Where to live

Many of our staff live in Tallaght and there are a number of popular areas nearby including, Clondalkin, Templeogue, Terenure, Knocklyon, Firhouse, and Rathfarnham. But with our good public transport links there are a wide range of options when deciding where to live.

Entertainment

Dublin has a vibrant nightlife. Dublin boasts a wide range of entertainment venues including 3 Arena, National Concert Hall many Theatres and clubs. Sport stadiums including Croke Park and Aviva Stadium, there is also the Tallaght Stadium within walking distance to the Hospital where the local team Shamrock Rovers are based.

Shopping

The city has numerous shopping districts. The city centre shopping districts take in Grafton Street and Henry Street. Suburban Dublin has several modern retail centres including, The Square Tallaght, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dundrum Shopping Centre and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

See & Do in Dublin


A cosmopolitan city with a multitude of attractions and a fascinating history. Some recommended places to visit include Dublin Zoo, Dublin Castle, Guinness Storehouse, National Museum of Ireland, Pheonix Park the largest park in a city in Europe, Trinity College, and Temple Bar District.

Tallaght District

Tallaght has great amenities to keep you busy and caters for all interests. Plenty of places to see and socialise and good places to start to meet others and make friends. Amenities include

- Local Parks & Playing Pitches
- Tallaght Stadium – 6,000 seated multipurpose venue
- National Basket Ball Arena
- Civic Theatre
- Red Rua – multipurpose centre catering for the arts
- Tallaght Leisure Centre Gym & Pool
- Grange Castle Golf Course
- Allotments
- Institute of Technology Tallaght – Centre of Higher Education
- Tallaght County Library
- Plenty of sports clubs including, soccer, GAA, rugby, running, swimming, golf, pitch & putt, hockey, boxing, horse riding and plenty more