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The Clinical Forum will take place in the heart of Dublin on The Liffey River, in the brand new Convention Centre Dublin. The CCD is easy to get to, only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. More details on how to get to The CCD available here.

DIA has blocked a number of rooms for attendees in selected hotels close to the venue, and offers special airfares in collaboration with the Star Alliance Network.

TRAVELLING TO AND AROUND DUBLIN

Passport & Visa Requirements
Delegates from countries within the European Union need a valid passport or ID to travel to Ireland. Delegates from certain other countries need a valid Irish entry visa. Please contact the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate or visit www.inis.gov.ie for visa requirements

By air
Dublin Airport is located twelve kilometres north of the city centre and is managed by the Dublin Airport Authority. Transport options from the airport are bus, taxi or car. There is no train connection from the airport. For a list of all airlines that fly into and out of Dublin, please visit www.daa.ie

Bus services include:
Airlink – Routes 747 & 748 – express services to and from Dublin Airport, via the central bus station (Busáras) and Connolly and Heuston train stations.

Dublin Bus services - local buses with a number of stops serving the areas between Dublin Airport, city centre and surrounding suburbs.

Aircoach – an express luxury coach service serving major hotels in the city centre and south Dublin. *Enjoy a free transfer one way from the airport to the city with The Dublin Pass, a visitor attractions card that includes free admission into thirty attractions as well as over twenty five special offers.

Taxis - available for hire only at the taxi rank located outside the Arrivals Building. Expect to pay between €25 and €35 from Dublin Airport to the city centre. The structure of the fares consists of an initial charge; a charge for further travel based on either distance travelled or the time elapsed and calculated across three graduated tariffs; a premium at certain times and on certain days; extra charges where applicable. For more information on fare structures see www.taxiregulator.ie.

By sea
There are two ferry terminals in Dublin; Dublin Port and Dún Laoghaire. Dublin Port is close to the city centre and is served by a bus running from the central bus station (Busáras). Dún Laoghaire is south of the city, approximately twenty minutes on the DART train from the city centre.

Bus
Dublin Bus operates the city’s bus routes. Depending on the location, buses run from 06.30-23.30. A late service called Nitelink operates after these hours Monday-Saturday on certain routes. Dublin Bus operates an exact fare policy so it is advisable to have correct change ready when boarding the bus. Fares are dependent on age and destination. For details on all routes, timetables and special value tickets available, enquire at any Dublin Tourism Office or directly at Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 or www.dublinbus.ie.

Tram
The Dublin tram system is called the LUAS. It is a state of the art light rail transit system with high capacity, high frequency and high speed services. The Luas runs on two tramlines:

  • The Green Line – connecting Sandyford to St. Stephen’s Green – journey time approximately twenty-two minutes.
  • The Red Line – connecting Tallaght to Connolly train station – journey time approximately forty-six minutes. The two lines do not connect. Details on routes, timetables and tickets are available at www.luas.ie.

Taxis
Dublin taxis have no distinctive colour but are easily identified by their official roof signs. Three of the main taxi ranks in the city centre are located on O’Connell Street, College Green and at St. Stephen’s Green. It is also possible to hail taxis on the street and numerous private taxi companies also operate throughout Dublin City and County.

Car hire
There is a wide choice of Irish and international car rental companies represented in Dublin. Bookings can be made online before arrival at visitdublin.com. Driving is on the left side of the road; Ireland uses the metric system. Safety belts must be worn at all times by front and back seat passengers. Older road signs give distances in miles but newer signs use kilometres. Speed limits are as follows:

  • Motorways - 120km/h
  • National roads (primary and secondary) - 100km/h
  • Non-national roads (regional and local) - 80km/h
  • Built-up areas - 50km/h

THE DUBLIN PASS

The Dublin Pass sightseeing card offers great features in one great package to help you make the most of your visit to Dublin, including discounts on transport, free entry to attractions and special offers.

Get the Dublin Pass at a discount - www.dublinpass.ie/delegate

Dublin Pass
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