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Trinity College Dublin- The Llyod Institute Building, Lecture Hall LB 11

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and it is Ireland’s oldest and most historic University. This 16th century campus, surrounded by attractive gardens, is an ideal location for conferences with well-equipped lecture theatres, accommodation, banking facilities, shopping, and tourist attractions. Located in the heart of Dublins vibrant city centre, Trinity College is a historic University with a modern impact.
Known for its academic and literary excellence, visitors to Trinity College will walk among the footsteps of some very well known alumni – among them Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and Samuel Beckett. The University Campus is also home to the infamous Celtic manuscript “The Book of Kells” within The Long Room Library.

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Delegates should ensure when booking flights to Ireland that they book to arrive in Dublin Airport. For information about Dublin airport please visit
Dublin Airport Information – Tel + 353 (0) 1 814 1111
For flight information at Dublin Airport visit

VISAS AND PASSPORTS*** Please ensure to Read!
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.

Visas - 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.  Ensure to discuss with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information

If you require a visa you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the conference desk once payment is completed in full for registration. No letter will be issued prior to full registration being completed.  It is advisable that you have booked and paid for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request a confirmation of this through your hotel. This should be included with your visa application.
Note that VISA applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland - ensure that you have left ample time.
2. To apply using the Online AVATS process 


Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
2. Details of any previous Irish visa applications
3. Contact details for your host in Ireland
4. Itinerary
Following submission of your online application using AVATS, note that you will also be required to submit a signed summary of your application form, original passport, passport-sized colour photograph, the relevant fee, and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office per your application procedures.
When you complete AVATS there will be a website shown on the printed summary of your application form for details of the appropriate office, the fee payable, and the method of payment accepted. Please ensure that you read the visa information contained on the website and their provided Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
TRAVEL TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE and throughout the City and Country

The conference venue, Trinity College Dublin is in the heart of Dublin City Centre. 

The Aircoach service operates a service from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre and return.
Further details available a

Taxi Service 
There are a large number of taxi services available in the city centre. Taxis from the airport to the city centre are readily available outside the Arrivals Hall. Ensure to only travel in a registered taxi - they will have their taxi license displayed on the dashboard. Taxis are readily available all over the city with listed Taxi ranks in most main tourism areas.

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency services from all over Dublin to within a few minutes walk of Trinity College. Routes 1, 2, 3, all operate to Pearse St. while a range of buses including the 4, 10, 11, 46A, 145 operate to College Green/Trinity area. 
Full timetable details can be found on

DART and Rail
Both the DART and mainline train provide an excellent service from many parts of Dublin. Pearse St. DART is just a few minutes walk from TCD. 

Intercity Trains 
One of the capital's two mainline stations is located at Connolly Station for rail services to Belfast, Rosslare/Wexford and Sligo. Connolly station also serves DART and suburban train services to Howth and Balbriggan in the north and Bray and Arklow in the south. 
Direct bus services link Connolly with Dublin's other mainline station, Heuston. 

The LUAS tram has two lines operating in the city. The closest stop on the Red Line is George’s Dock. St. Stephen’s Green is the closest stop on the Green Line.
For further information on travel times and connection points visit: ,


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  These are a fun way to explore Dublin.
Car Hire
Hertz Car Hire  and Avis Car Hire , both are located at Dublin Airport and have locations within Dublin city centre. 

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 10:00-17:00

Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year.) 
September temperatures can range from lows of 14 degrees C to high of 19. 

Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

All attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The meeting organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the event. The Organising Committee reserves the right to amend and alter the meeting programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.

General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09:00-18:00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10:30 to 18:00.

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 Vodafone, 3 and Meteor.