Computer Delivered IELTS at CES

Before the day of your test, check the start time of your IELTS test and make sure you know how to get to the test venue on time. We recommend doing this a week in advance so you’re fully prepared. Make sure to arrive early to the test venue. If you arrive late to the venue, you may not be permitted to sit the test.


Centre of English Studies

15/16 Dame Court

Dublin 2

D02 R208


The venue for your computer delivered IELTS exam is located in the city centre, close to Trinity College. Please note that the test venue is not in the same building as the main CES office (31 Dame Street). It is located behind the main office on the adjoining Dame Court, just before Honest to Goodness restaurant and opposite the Stag’s Head Pub.

Public Transport

Dublin city centre is served by numerous public transport operators.

If you are travelling from within Dublin

If you are travelling from within Dublin, your options include:


Dublin Bus

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Luas (Light rail system)

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Dart (Dublin commuter train)

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If you are travelling from outside of Dublin

For test takers travelling from outside of Dublin, the city is served by both national bus and rail services.



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There is limited on-street parking at CES Dame Court. The closest car park is a 5 minute walk away on Drury Street, Dublin 2


There are a number of cafes, shops and restaurants  in close proximity to the Dame Court test venue where test takers have their speaking test.

Test Day Check-list

Don't forget to bring your Identification Document (ID) with you to the test venue. You will not be allowed to sit the test without this.

Plan to arrive early to the venue. We will include our emergency phone number in your test day email. You should call this number if you are having trouble getting to the venue.

Mobile phones, watches or any electronic equipment are not allowed in the test room. There will be clocks in the test room.

Do not take valuable items with you. Personal belongings cannot be taken into the test room. You can only have pencils, a sharpener, an eraser, and your ID on your desk.