Travel & General Info.
Delegates should ensure when booking flights to Ireland that they book to arrive in Dublin Airport. For information about Dublin airport please visit http://www.dublinairport.com
Dublin Airport Information – Tel + 353 (0) 1 814 1111
For flight information at Dublin Airport visit http://www.dublinairport.com/FLIGHT-INFORMATION/
For Air carriers traveling into Dublin Airport;
Visa & Passports
European Union citizens do not require a passport or visa to enter Ireland, but most carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with photograph (usually either a passport or National Identity Card). Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling.
Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa. Please contact us if you require a letter of invitation for a visa application.
For further details please visit
Department of Foreign Affairs website (http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8777).
Travel to Conference Venue and throughout the City & Country
The conference venue, UCD Campus is located a short distance south of the city centre.
Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD.
- Further details available at http://www.aircoach.ie
- For further information on Dublin Airport and Flights please visit Aer Rianta
Dublin Bus numbers 2, 3, 11, 17, 39A, 46A, 84 and 145 all provide services to the Belfield campus. The 39A terminates within the Belfield campus, and can be boarded from in the City Centre from College Street. The numbers 2, 3, 11 and 46A can be boarded at O’Connell Street. Several additional Xpresso services operate directly to campus during morning and evening peak. For timetable information please visit the Dublin Bus website and search for “University College Dublin”
Dublin is served by two main railway stations: Connolly Station and Heuston Stations. It is a short walk from Connolly Station to O’Connell Street, where the Dublin Bus numbers 2, 11 and 46A can be boarded for UCD. The route 145 provides a direct route from Heuston Station to Belfield via the city centre.
For further information please visit Iarnróad Eireann (Irish Rail)
DART: The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is the suburban rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. You can connect to the regular train service for communities north of Dublin, right up to Belfast. Sydney Parade DART station is located about 15 minute walk from UCD. For general DART time tables click here
Irish Rail: Irish Rail is responsible for operating rail services in Ireland, providing rail links between Ireland’s main towns and cities. The Dart and The Luas are light rail networks which provide transport within the Dublin City and Suburban areas. Irish Rail provide travellers the opportunity to go to the North, West and South of the Capital. Visit Irish Rail for information on destinations. Heuston Station is the main point for connecting with these routes.
Luas – Dublin Light rail tram system operates throughout the Dublin City centre. The Luas dosn’t transfer you to UCD but can be used when traveling with in the city centre. Visit Luas to see the timetables and stops through out the city centre.
Dublin is one of many European cities that offer a bike sharing scheme for its many visitors and residents. You will see throughout the city centre the dbs or Dublin bikes parked throughout the capital. For information on how to hire visit Dublin Bikes
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There are a large number of taxi services available in the city centre. Taxis from the airport to the city centre/UCD are readily available outside the arrivals hall and regularly stop at UCD. Ensure to only travel in a registered taxi- they will have their taxi license displayed on the dashboard. Taxis are readily avaialable all over the city with listed Taxi ranks in most main tourism areas.
Banks & Currency
The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland.
Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country.
Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels and banks.
Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00hr
Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year.) October temperatures range from 4 – 11 degrees C (40-51 F).
Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.
All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the conference. The Organising Committee of IRSPM reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.
General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 10.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Some shops may open on Sunday from 13.00 to 18.00.
Ireland has introduced a ban on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues.
Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.
Telecommunications/ Cell Phones
For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure.
Networks widely available are O2, Vodafone and Meteor.