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***NOTICE*** Construction works around the NVRL has altered access.

Please see updated directions here

UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4


The NVRL does not have a building specific Eircode, we are working to obtain one with An Post. As an alternative in the meantime, our Google Plus code is the following:

8Q5H+6Q, Dublin

Entering this code in Google or directly on google maps will give our precise location on campus.

For GPS navigation, our latitude and longitude are 53.30807648673948, -6.22056691432937


The NVRL has a dedicated delivery area, access is via Belfield campus internal roads. The closest gate is the main UCD gate at the Stillorgan Road (R138) flyover, drivers should enter campus through this gate and follow signage to the NVRL. Extensive building works are taking place at the front entrance and traffic diversions may be in place.

Out of Hours samples are to be placed in the Drop Box, located at the NVRL designated delivery area. Please ensure that samples are not dropped into any other box on campus

Traffic barriers

UCD operates internal traffic barriers, it may not be possible to get across campus to the NVRL from any of the other UCD gates depending on the time of day, building works etc. From the UCD commuting guide: " Traffic barriers are in place to prevent through vehicular traffic using the campus as a short cut and to make the campus safer for pedestrians and cyclists, who can still freely pass the barriers when closed. Barriers are closed 07:00-10:30 and 16:00-19:30, Monday-Friday all year round (excluding bank holidays). A speed limit of 30km/h is in place on campus."

UCD Commuting have more information about accessing the campus.

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Out-Of-Hours Access

An out-of-hours drop box is located outside the NVRL main door.