General Information about ITT Dublin
Tallaght is a vibrant suburb southwest of Dublin City in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. With a population of over 100,000 it is one of Ireland’s largest urban centres. Tallaght’s Civic Square or ‘town centre’ holds offices of local and central government entities, including South Dublin County Council, Revenue Commissioners, Department of Social & Family Affairs, Health Service Executive (Eastern Region) and Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board.
The Civic Square also contains a very modern well-equipped Library Facility, Rua Red – the county’s Arts Centre, the Civic Theatre, along with bars, restaurants. Tallaght is home to The Square, one of Irelands largest shopping centres. Its tenants include many prominent high street stores. The Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital – commonly known as Tallaght Hospital is also located nearby. This hospital is a major national centre of medical care and research. South Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the voice of business in South Dublin County was established and is located in Tallaght. Shamrock Rovers Football Club, Gaelic Athletic Association Clubs, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght Swim Team, Glenanne Sports Club, and other sports facilities, thriving local libraries and arts groups and are also located here.
There are two parks in Tallaght, the Sean Walsh Park and Tymon Park covering an area of over 300 acres. Institute of Technology Tallaght, St Mary’s Priory and Saint Maelruain’s Church are located in the historic quarter of Tallaght village which dates back at least to the 17th century. Tallaght enjoys the benefits of its unique position at the hub of the national roads system – M50, N81, N7 and N4. It is very well serviced with public transport through Bus Eireann, Dublin Bus and LUAS Red Line the light rail system. Dublin Airport and Dublin Ports are easily accessible from Tallaght.