By Caitríona Ní Chonaill

We all know the worry – you need an ID to get into an event, but which one to take? With a driving licence or a passport, there’s always the worry it will get lost, and you won’t have it when needed.

Well, have we got the solution for you!

Enter the ISIC card (International Student Identity Card). Available to both second- and third-level

students, it makes the perfect ID to take with you, whether to festivals or traveling this summer!

Being the only globally recognised for of student ID, it can come in handy wherever you are in the

world. More than 5 million ISIC cards issued around the world, and it being accepted in 130+

countries, this really is your ticket to anywhere.

As well as being the best form of ID for you, it comes with loads of amazing discounts. Need to save

money on a new laptop for college? Get a discount for Microsoft with your ISIC card. Other discounts

include Apache. Peter Mark, Aviva Stadium, Iarnród Éireann and many more.

You can order a physical version of the card, but there is also a digital version available on the ISIC

app, making it so much easier to access your ID and available discounts all in one place. Removing

the need for the plastic card, and helping the environment in the process, this is an easily accessible

option to carry your digital ID with you wherever you go. Your personal information is safe and

secure, as you have to log in to the app to access the ID and go through the validation system

through the ISIC Global office. Your name, age, photo ID and validity of the card are clearly signalled

to ensure fraudulent activity is avoided.

Be sure to log on to and get yourself an ISIC ID before heading off to enjoy the festivals and

travelling for the summer!