Travelling to and from Dublin and Finding the Hotel

As promoters of low carbon travel, we will be especially delighted if delegates choose to take the more relaxing and adventurous rail-and-sail options to get to Dublin. The easiest way to find out how this works is with the help of The Man in Seat Sixty-One.

There are ferry routes to and from Great Britain, serving Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Cherbourg and Roscoff (France) serving Rosslare and Ringaskiddy (Cork), respectively. There is an inter-city train service from both southern ports to Dublin as well as an Aircoach service. Take care to book any standard bicycle you might bring with you as bike-rack space on trains is limited. Folding bikes can be stored on luggage racks. If you travel with Irish Ferries, one of the conference supporters, you can avail of a 10% discount. Email for details.

Dublin Airport is located 10 km to the north of the city. You can take the airport private coach service (Aircoach €7) into the stop at College Green beside Trinity College Dublin and walk to the AGM hotels. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost approx €22-€28.

If bringing your own bike, note that it takes around 40 minutes to cycle. For choosing your route, you might like to use the National Transport Authority’s new Cycle Journey Planner. (Your destination is: Harding Hotel, Fishamble Street (just south of the River Liffey)) Otherwise when leaving the airport, look for the (old) Swords Road and cycle south via Drumcondra and straight into the city centre!

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