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.
Dublin boasts over 200 hotels across a wide price range, but we will be looking to the hotels in the immediate vicinity to house our members.The main hotels within a ten minute walk are:
- Spencer Hotel: 352 rooms (210m away)
- Ferryman Hotel: 20 rooms (250m away)
- Maldron: 304 rooms (270m away)
- Jurys Inn: 239 rooms (400m away)
- Gibson Hotel: 252 rooms (850m away)
- Pearse Hotel: 101 rooms (850m away)
Total: 1,268 rooms within 850 metres or half a mile.
The nearest hostel, Jacob’s, is less than a mile away.
There are two Doubletree hotels in close proximity. The Morrison Doubletree is located a mile away along the quays, whilst the refurbished Doubletree Burlington is opening 2 miles away. The Dublin Hilton is 1.5 miles away. The Westin Hotel on D’Olier Street is part of the Sheraton group, only a mile away, and the Shelbourne Hotel, part of the Marriott group, is 1.2 miles.
There are also plenty of affordable options nearby including Jacob’s Inn and Isaac’s Hostel.
Public transportation is readily available throughout the central Dublin area.
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.