Dublin airport (www.dublinairport.com) is located 30-40mins drive from the city centre. It can be accessed directly from most European countries and from the US and Canada. Several low cost airlines fly directly to Dublin including Aer Lingus (www.aerlingus.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com).
Transport to City Centre
Bus. Several bus providers operate routes directly from the airport to the city centre. Fares range from €6 one-way to €11 return. Tickets can be purchased on-line in advance. See:
The Dublin Bus Airlink Express (€6 single) stops at College Green, which is the closest stop to the conference venue. The Aircoach (€7 single) stops at Trinity College/Grafton Street. Both these stops are about a 20 minute walk to the main conference hotel, Camden Court Hotel. One Aircoach route (number 702) also stops at Ballsbridge Hotel (€8.50 single), one of the conference hotels. The other conference hotel located in Ballsbridge is the Clyde Court Hotel, a 4 minute walk from Ballsbridge Hotel.
Taxi. A taxi trip to the city centre will take around 30-40mins and cost approximately €25 euro. Taxis are available in the forecourts outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
All of the recommended hotels are a relatively short walking distance from the conference location. Taxi and bus (www.dublinbus.ie) services are also available. Dublin Bikes is also another option and a useful means to see the city. Details on how to join are available at www.dublinbikes.ie/. Dublin also has two light rail services – LUAS and DART. Both service city centre and suburban locations and are ideal for those going on sightseeing excursions. The DART runs along Dublin’s coastline and will bring visitors to the popular coast towns of Howth and Malahide. A Leapcard (www.leapcard.ie) can also be purchased and this covers multiple journals on all public transport – Dublinbus, LUAS and DART.
The weather in Dublin is unpredictable – especially in November. Temperatures at this time of year normally range between 10 – 15°C. Rain is a possibility so bringing a rain coat and an umbrella is advisable. We will update delegates on the weather closer to the time.
Currency and banking
The local currency in Ireland is the Euro (€). There are numerous banks and ATMS located within easy walking distance of the conference venue.
Electrical supply is 220-240 Volts. You will need a 3 pin plug.
Emergency services can be contacted via the telephone number 999.
No Smoking Policy
Please remember that smoking is not permitted in the conference venue nor in any other public buildings in Ireland (including pubs and restaurants).
Most shops are open from Monday to Sunday. While opening hours vary between shops they are generally open between 10 AM and 6 PM. On Thursday’s the shops are open until 9.30 PM. Grafton Street, one of the main shopping thoroughfares, is located 2 minutes walk from the conference venue.
Ireland is in the Greenwich Meantime zone which is one hour behind Central European Time (CET).
Tourist Information and Places of Interest
Dublin has numerous public parks. For those looking for an outdoor break from the conference St Stephen’s Green is right in front of the conference venue. There a numerous museums and sites of historical and literary significance to visit in Dublin. Tourist information can be obtained from the official Irish tourist board’s office on Suffolk St, Dublin City Centre and at www.discoverireland.ie. As we near the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 rising, we would highly recommend a visit and tour of Kilmainham Gaol (see http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/kilmainhamgaol/).
You may require a visa to enter Ireland depending on what country you are coming from. For further information see https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/#