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Directions to the UCD Bowl


Matchday Arrangements and Directions to the UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin 4.



Match Tickets are bought at ticket windows to the right of the Turnstiles of the UCD Bowl

  • Adult: €15.00
  • Student/Senior: €10.00
  • Child U14/ UCD Student: €5.00

Home Fans

Home Fans are accommodated in the Main Stand and the blocks of seats to the right-hand side nearest the Turnstiles.

Away Fans

Away Fans are accommodated on the left-hand side of the Main Stand, furthest away from the Turnstiles.

Access for Reduced Mobility / Wheelchair Users

Home and Away Supporters with reduced mobility / wheelchair users, who travelling by car should arrive via the Clonskeagh Entrance (Directions below), you should then proceed to the first roundabout, turn left, and then follow that round past the UCD Bowl to a 'T' junction. At this junction turn right and you can park in the accessible parking spaces on your right (follow blue route on map below and then follow pink route to the clearly marked spaces - marked in purple on the map). Please ensure your permit is clearly displayed as clamping is in operation. 

Please then proceed to the main entrance of the ground where our stewards will assist you with entry through the main gate. You can then either watch the game from the main stand or our wheelchair accessible area at the dressing room end of the ground.  

If you have any questions or need any assistance please ask a steward or a member of UCD staff and we will be happy to assist you.


There is Hot Food available and a Shop with confectionary that serves Hot and Cold drinks.

Refreshments on Campus away from UCD Bowl

In the UCD Student Centre beside the Sports Centre there is a Poolside Café, serving hot drinks and delicatessen meals until 20:00 and drinks and snacks until 20:45.

Further along the Student Centre, there is the UCD Clubhouse bar which serves alcoholic beverages and some light meals available.


The most convenient Campus Entrances for the UCD Bowl are first Clonskeagh Road/Wynnsward Drive entrance and second N11/Stillorgan Road Flyover Entrance.

Driving from East and Sydney Parade DART station

Exit onto Sydney Avenue and keep right at the fork onto Ailesbury Road. Turn left at the crossroads onto Merrion Road. After about 200m (at St Vincent's Hospital), turn left onto Nutley Lane. At the top of Nutley Lane turn left onto the Stillorgan Road (N11). Take the slip road off the Stillorgan Road at the Belfield flyover and park on Car Parks to the right. Follow the path from the far corner of the car park which will bring you to the Health Science building. The ground is on the opposite side of that. See parking section below (enterring from N11 Entrance).

Driving From the South

Follow the N11 North to the Belfield flyover at the Montrose Hotel. Exit the dual carriageway to the left and park in the Car Parks to the right. Follow the path from the far corner of the car park which will bring you to the Health Science building. The ground is on the opposite side of that. See parking section below (enterring from N11 Entrance).

To park nearer to the ground, when driving on the N11 turn left onto Fosters Avenue, turn right at the second set of traffic lights. Continue straight until you reach a 'T' junction and then turn right onto Clonskeagh Road. Continue straight until you reach the AIB bank on your right and then turn right into the campus (Clonskeagh Entrance). Continue straight until you reach the first roundabout, turn left and you can park in the car park on your left just after the tennis courts. See parking section below (enterring from Clonskeagh Entrance).

Driving From the North

Make your way to Donnybrook and follow the dual carriageway South to the Belfield flyover soon after passing RTE and follow the 'Driving From the South' directions.

To park nearer the ground, turn right just after Donnybrook rugby grounds onto Eglinton Road. At the crossroads, turn left onto Clonskeagh Road. About 1.5km further on, the Clonskeagh Rd. entrance will be signposted to the left. Continue straight until you reach the first roundabout, turn left and you can park in the car park on your left just after the tennis courts. See parking section below (enterring from Clonskeagh Entrance).

Driving From the West

Follow the M50 to the Leopardstown exit and follow Leopardstown Road to the junction (Luas bridge overhead), and continue straight onto Brewery Road and follow this to the N11/ Stillorgan Road, turn left on to this and follow the 'Driving From the South' directions.


Enterring from N11 entrance:

There is public parking inside the entrance to Campus off the N11/Stillorgan Road on the right. Follow brown route on map to car park marked in yellow, then follow the green route to the UCD Bowl.


Enterring from Clonskeagh entrance:

From Clonskeagh Road entrance there is parking at the large grey Sports Centre under the Water Tower and large car park beside astro 5-a-side pitches. See Map below for car parks which can be availed of (marked in yellow). Please noted that parking is in designated spaces only. Parking is paid parking Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, and is free outside of these hours and at the weekends in designated car parks (does not include premium car parks or Sports Centre Members Car Park).

UCD AFC Parking Map


Please note there are some new spaces opened up beside the UCD Bowl, that are not in use for spectators (car park marked in red on map above), and if you park in these you will be clamped. Also, parking along the road runs the risk of clampers.

NB The car park directly outside the UCD Bowl is for use by members of the swimming pool and you will be clamped if you park here. There are other available car parks (which are marked in yellow on the map above), in front of the sports centre which is 3 mins walk from the bowl (between the tennis courts and the 5 a side astro turf pitches), and also by the water tower on the left hand side as you come into UCD from the Clonskeagh Entrance.

Please check signs re clamping and ask if in doubt as UCD AFC have nothing to do with the clamping company and we can't help you if you get clamped.


Cyclists should follow the directions above for directions to the campus, with the majority of routes around the campus having good cycle lanes available. On enterring the campus you should proceed directly to the entrance to the UCD Bowl where there is a limited number of bike racks available for parking your bike during the game. Should these be full, alternative spaces are available at the entrance to the UCD Sports Centre. Please note we would strongly advise all cyclists to stay safe on your way to and from the ground and to ensure you are visible to all road users by using front and rear lights and a reflective vest. 

Public Transport

Dublin Bus operates a number of services convenient for UCD Campus

Clonskeagh Road: 11 (from City Centre), 17 (Southside cross-city bus)

Stillorgan Road: 39A, 46A, 47, 145, 155 (all through City Centre)

From Citywest: 175 (new Go-Ahead Ireland route) https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Timetable-175.pdf 

DART: Sydney Parade is the closest DART station approx. 2km from the Campus.

LUAS: The closest LUAS stop is Windy Arbour which is a 30 minute walk from the UCD Bowl (2.5km walk from the UCD Bowl).

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