Location, Accommodation, and getting there!

Dublin Convention Centre

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) sits on the north side of the River Liffey and is less than a mile east of O’Connell Bridge, the absolute centre of the City.

The CCD is part of the continuing development of the Dublin Docklands area and is built on what used to be a railway yard, next to the Royal Canal. This makes it not only a thriving and innovatively developed area, but also culturally and historically significant.

In the immediate area there are a number of restaurants to suit all budgets. Currently, the closest is the MV Cill Airne, a boat with a bistro, cocktail bar and restaurant which is less than 100 metres away. As well as eateries, there are numerous historic venues to visit in the quays including the chq building, The Custom House or The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

Behind the CCD (260 metres) there is a LUAS (Dublin tram) stop, which has trams running to Busáras (central bus station), Connolly Train Station, the city centre and westward, also calling at Collins National Museum and Heuston Train Station. Dublin Ferry Port, with links to the UK, is only three miles from the venue and Dublin airport is an easy bus ride with direct links from the CCD.

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For more information please visit the hotels and other accommodations page.

Dublin boasts over 200 hotels across the city. But we are limiting our search to city centre hotels close to the CCD, or with good transport links to the CCD.

We have 600 rooms across all six of the hotels within a 10-minute walk of the CCD, they are:

  • The Spencer Hotel (280m walk)
  • The Hilton Garden Inn (480m walk)
  • The Clayton Hotel (510m walk)
  • The Marker Hotel (650m walk)
  • The Gibson Hotel (850m walk)
  • The Maldron Hotel (900m walk)

We also have 700 rooms in 11-hotels that are further out, but which are no more than a 600m walk (most less) to a public transport stop for a Bus or Tram that will drop you 100-250m from the CCD. And we have 300 rooms in 4-hotels with similar walks – but which require a change on public transport. We hope to add 8 more hotels by September.

We are also contracting with local universities and apartment managers to provide options for members on a budget. There are also many budget hotels and hostels in the city centre. And if you want to use points, most chains are in Dublin, but generally at the higher end of the market including the 5* Shelbourne Hotel run by Marriott.

We will provide as much information as we can in September to help those of you who want to book independently.


Dublin Airport has direct flights from 24 airports in the UK and 100 airports across Europe.

Direct flights to and from North America include Montreal, San Fransisco, Toronto, Boston, New York JFK, Newark, Washington Dulles, Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Daily direct flights from Abu Dhabi by Etihad, and to Dubai, by Emirates offer connections to Asia and Australasia, while there are also direct flights to Turkey, North Africa and Israel.

The airport is a twenty minute taxi ride away, and is served by a number of bus services to Busáras, the central bus station, which is two stops away on the LUAS (tram) or a walk of less than a mile. The main shuttle stops directly outside the CCD and hotel areas.

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