FitnessStaying fit while abroad is a great way to remain healthy so you can make the most of your time in Dublin! Dublin is a very active city with many sports facilities, classes, and trails for cycling and hiking. Check out some of our tips and recommendations for keeping up your exercise routine below. 

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DBS Clubs & Societies

There are a plethora of sports club options at DBS and, if there's something missing, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set it up!


Dance ‘til your heart’s content!


Search for groups who play the sport you love in the local area


The Elbowroom or The Yoga Hub are both close by for yoga classes and workshops


On-site gym at The Binary Hub

Free, on-site gym open from 6am to 12 midnight – you’ve no excuse!

FLYEfit gyms

Low-cost, 24 hour gym at multiple locations around the city. Prices from €29

IWA Sport Accessible gym

Enjoy a fitness workout in a fully accessible and inclusive environment.


Awesome Walls

A number of options for first timers, improvers or groups

Gravity Climbing

More focus on bouldering

Dublin Climbing centre

Just a short trip on the close by Luas to this centre


Run Ireland

Useful for information on running events around the country 

Map my Run

Running routes around Dublin


Walking trails in Dublin

There are many places to go walking inside the city of Dublin. There is also a lot of great walking and hiking outside the center.

Eamonn Ceannt Park

This South Centrally located park has free basketball courts, tennis courts, playing fields, an athletic track, and a cycling velodrome 

Cycling in The Phoenix Park

Rent a bike and enjoy a day in the park

Swimming pool

€8 pay as you go, or available with gym membership, at nearby Herberton Leisure


Counselling and Mental Health

Sometimes we all need some extra help, some time to talk. At FIE, we have an open door policy and have many resources available to you as an FIE student, including qualified and accredited counsellors and psychotherapists at our affiliate universities, as well as a wealth of in-house guides. 

If you or someone you know is struggling or just need someone to talk to, reach out! The Student Life Assistants (SLAs) and larger FIE Dublin team in Binary Hub are always available to chat. 

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Accessing Counseling Services​

All FIE Dublin students have access to counselling services via MyMind Dublin. Full information on this service will be given to students on arrival during orientation.

Students should feel comfortable to approach any member of staff regarding their mental health, but please note all communication regarding a referral for counselling support will be made via the FIE Dublin Resident Director/Assistant Resident Director. 



FIE Accessibility Pages

Contact information and resources to support you throughout your program

FIE Dublin Mental Health Guide

Preparation for mental health support and treatment in Dublin

FIE Mental Health Tips Poster

10 ways to look after your mental health

Your Mental Health

An easy yet comprehensive Irish website for all things mental health


A meditation app described as a ‘gym membership for the mind™’


A listening service run by students for students – Call 1800 793 793

The Samaritans

A 24-hour service for anything that is troubling you - Call 116 123


You will probably have lots of questions before and during your time in Dublin. Don't worry! We are here to help. Below is a list of frequently asked questions about living in Dublin. 


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Are you looking for a doctor, grocery store or other amenities in the area? Click here to view the FIE Dublin local area map.

How do I see a doctor?

You can make an appointment at our local GP surgery, Thomas Court Medical Centre. Further details can be found on our Medical Services page.

How do I submit an insurance claim?

If you are covered by Endsleigh Travel Insurance, visit our Insurance page for further information on your insurance policy and how to make a claim.

How do I submit a maintenance report?

Please visit Binary Hub reception in Block A to report maintenance requests.

Is there a gym nearby?

Yes, there’s one in Binary Hub! As well as a number of gyms and fitness facilities in the area. Further details can be found on our Fitness page.

What do I do if I lose my keys and/or fob?

Immediately report to Binary Hub Reception and they’ll sort you out with a new set. Please note there are charges for replacements.

What do I do if my Leap Card is lost or stolen?

Please notify Karl Dowling immediately. Replacements are free of charge, but you will need to pay for the cost of your travel while you’re waiting for your replacement. Replacements should arrive within 3-4 working days.

What do I do if my wallet is lost or stolen?

Cancel your credit cards and notify your bank as soon as possible. If the wallet is stolen, report it to the Gardaí. We have a phone in our office that you can use to phone your bank/the Gardaí if needed. If you aren’t able to access your money until you receive your new cards, please contact Student Life for support.

Where can my family/friends stay when they visit?

There are plenty of hotels and hostels in the local area – nothing in Dublin is very far away! Further details can be found on our Places to Stay page.

Which libraries can I sign up to? 

FIE students have access to libraries at their academic institutions, who have extensive resources and study spaces. Students can also sign up for a membership card at Dublin’s Public Libraries using this online form.


Dublin is chalk full of free or inexpensive lectures, talks, and workshops on everything from history, to politics, celebrities, climate change... you name it! Here's a list of places to look to find something you're interested in.


Search for your passions, enquire about lectures in general, are there any motivational speakers in Dublin for you? Eventbrite lists a number going on across the city.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College holds a series of lectures throughout the year, available to the general public. See below for more information on their Public Lecture Series from a few select schools – you don’t have to a be a TCD student to access!

  Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre – School of English

  School of Philosophy

  Department of Sociology

Dublin Science Gallery

Located within TCD campus, interesting event series include End of the World night course! 

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

A stimulating series of talks by artists, critics and curators as well as film screenings,  portfolio courses, art workshops and drawing classes take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on a regular basis.

Lectures and film screenings are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Early arrival is recommended as places may be limited. Check their website for all upcoming events! 

Dublin City Libraries

Numerous events going on at libraries around Dublin. Please speak with individual libraries about registration requirements.

Visit Dublin

Whilst mainly directed towards visitors, Visit Dublin still lists intriguing readings and lectures for all to enjoy.

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