Ideal City Centre Location
CCT is ideally located in the very heart of Dublin city centre’s Westmoreland St., and provides one of the premier educational and training facilities in Ireland. Our campus is one of the most accessible in the country, with all Dublin Bus routes, and a new LUAS (tram) line, located right outside our front door!
Indeed, CCT premises facilitates access to all city-centre amenities, and all public transport routes servicing all areas of the city and greater Dublin, including bus, train and tram routes.
Housed in a restored and renovated historical building, premises is situated at 30-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin 2. This location links the two most famous streets in Dublin’s city centre: O’Connell St. and Grafton St. The college building is adjacent to Dublin’s College Green (site location where previous US presidents Clinton and Obama addressed the Irish nation), next door to Trinity College Dublin (Ireland’s oldest university), and at the entrance to the famous cultural and tourist-attracted Temple Bar area in Dublin.
Facilities & Resources
Below is a list of some of the facilities and resources present at the CCT campus on Westmoreland St.:
- City-centre location
- Five floors of learning space
- Extensive Library space (actual and online resources)
- Canteen area, with student kitchen and student lounge
- Starbucks Coffee House on campus
- Computer laboratories
- Lecture auditoriums
- Action Learning suites
- Creative Learning spaces
- Reception Atrium
- Disabled Access Certification, with 5 disabled toilets and 2 lifts within the building
- Corporate Training Suite
- Induction Loop systems in all learning spaces
- State of the art learning and teaching resources
The Hume Library at CCT is named for John Hume, the distinguished politician, peace campaigner and Nobel Laureate who was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He topped a popular poll conducted by national broadcaster RTE in 2009 to nominate ‘Ireland’s Greatest’, and in addition to his Nobel Peace Prize he has received the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Martin Luther King award, all in recognition of his contribution to the Northern Irish Peace Process.
The Hume Library is the college’s information and learning hub, and is the site of its Centre for Teaching and Learning, which seeks to foster best practice in the delivery of the CCT’s core educational principles. It is both a study area and home to a varied book and journal collection dedicated to CCT’s main disciplines: IT and Business. Alongside the physical space of the Hume Library, and the circulation of book loans to students, CCT’s Library maintains a significant online presence, with access to major IT and Business journal databases and ebooks. These allow students access to the latest peer-reviewed journals and academic papers on and off campus, as well as being able to browse the library’s catalogue. Library staff liaise closely with faculty and admin staff to guarantee students the highest possible standard of teaching and learning support.
Students are given an introduction to the Library Services in induction week, and the staff at CCT Hume Library work to nurture helpful relations with students throughout the whole course of their study. In addition to study and research provisions, the Library is also the place where students come to borrow laptops for lectures, print study materials, and seek advice from library staff about study skills, good academic writing and efficient research methods.