Travelling to Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin is easily accessible by plane with direct connections to continental Europe and >10 scheduled services from North America. Almost 30 airlines regularly serve Dublin Airport (DUB), home of Irish airlines AerLingus and Ryanair. The airport is only 15 km from the city centre and well connected by public transport.
Additionally, Dublin is accessible via ferry to Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. The main routes connect Ireland and UK, e.g. Liverpool-Dublin, Holyhead-Dublin, Holyhead-Dún Laoghaire. For good value combined rail and ferry tickets from UK try RailEasy.
Getting Around Dublin:
“Neurons Under Stress” is located at the Royal College of Surgeons, in the very heart of Dublin City Centre. All amenities are within walking distance.
Over 10,000 Taxis serve Dublin, just wave your hand and they will stop at the side of the road. To estimate your journey costs, try the official calculator. Depending on time of the day and rush hours, a ride from the airport to the city centre is between 25 and 35 EUR. Tipping is at your discretion, up to 10% is usual.
Also, there are several public transport systems serving Dublin city and county. The largest network of busses is offered by DublinBus, which also serves the Airport with AirLink and regular bus lines. The airport is also serviced by AirCoach.
Dublin Bus tickets can be paid in cash with the driver, however be aware that drivers don’t give change in cash, but vouchers that can only be redeemed at Dublin Bus headquartes in O’Connel street. Multi-travel tickets (e.g. 1-, 3-, 5-day rambler) can be purchased from most newsagent shops.
Dublin city centre is connected to its suburbs in the South by two tram lines called LUAS. The city centre stop of the Green Line “St. Stephen’s Green” is right in front of the Conference venue.
Also within minutes walking distance to the conference venue, there is Pearse Train Station. The DART railway connects the full length of Dublin Bay, from Malahide and Howth in North County Dublin to Greystones in County Wicklow.
To beat the traffic, you can also cycle city centre by using Dublin Bikes.
Staying in Dublin City Centre
We strongly advise you to book early, as Dublin is playing host to a number of other events and is very busy with tourists during this time. You can find thousands of hotel rooms to suit every budget, all within easy reach of “Neurons Under Stress”.
5-star: The Shelbourne, a renaissance Hotel around the corner from the conference, offers a range of 7 different types of room and suite to choose from, including a standard room with a queen sized bed to a 2 bedroom presidential suite all depending on your budget or how many people are accompanying you.
Traditional experience: O’Donoghue’s offers everything from Pub, traditional music session, beer garden to guest rooms.
Low-Budget: Avalon House is a hostel just down the road from the conference venue. Rooms range from single bedrooms to large dorms. Prices start from 24 EUR; if it happens to be your birthday, you might get a bed for free! If you want to explore Ireland after the conference ends, check out the day trips organized by the hostel.
Getting to the Conference
“Neurons Under Stress” is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Neurological Disorders at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Since over 200 years, the college is at St. Stephen’s Green in the heart of Dublin city.
Directions to the conference theatres will follow soon.
Experience Dublin and Ireland
If you’d like to extend your stay, Dublin has a lot to offer to spend the weekend after the conference. For all-organised coach tours try DublinBus. For cultural events and live music visit Temple Bar.
If you are looking for a quiet treat after the conference, you may want to visit the beautiful county Wicklow, known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’. The area is famed for its many stately homes and historic formal gardens, such as Powerscourt, Avondale and Mount Usher.
To explore more of the country side, see what you can discover in Ireland.