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Dublin (Irish Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city of Ireland.

Dublin is the famously vibrant capital city of Ireland bursting with a variety of surprising experiences, where city living thrives side by side with the natural outdoors.

Beyond Dublin, Ireland has some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, seen for instance in the Wild Atlantic Way and one of Europe’s most ancient cultures: The famous passage tomb at Newgrange is older than the pyramids.

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TFI Leap Card can be used to pay for travel around Dublin on all TFI public transport services including Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas, DART and commuter rail within the Dublin area “Short-Hop zone”.

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College Bar – on campus

The Tram Cafe Albert College
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10 min walk

Insomnia
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Glasnevin – 10 min walk

Andersons Food Hall & Cafe
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20 min walk

Omni Park Shopping Centre
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20 min walk

Autobahn Roadhouse, Glasvevin
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17minute walk, 2 minute taxi

Recommended Accommodation

Below is a selection of recommended accommodation options, including hotels, B&Bs, and apart stays:

Dublin One Hotel

4.1Km from the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 1, 16, 41,41C, 44.

60 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €189 – €289 B&B
Double/Twin occupancy: €199 – €299 B&B

  • To avail of the special DCU SOFT rate, clients should book directly with the hotel by emailing groups@dublinonehotel.com   quoting “DCU SOFT”
  • A credit card is required to secure a room booking.
  • All rooms not confirmed within six weeks of the date of arrival will be automatically released. Cut-off date is 12th August 2024.
  • After August 12th the DCU SOFT Event rate will not be available, only the Hotel best available rate will be available.
  • The rate is net and non-commissionable
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The Croke Park

Approximately 4.2Km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 1, 11, 13, 16, 41, 41C, 44.

75 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €245 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €265 B&B
50% of the rooms will be held until 120 days prior to arrival (24th of May 2024), 25% will be held until 24th of June 2024, 25% will be held until 23rd of July 2024.

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Skylon Hotel

Approximately 2.2km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 1, 33, 41, 41B, 41C, N4.

30 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 delegates.
Single & double occupancy: €149 – €159 B&B
Tel + 353 (0) 1 884 3900
Rooms will be on hold until 24th August 24.

To avail of these rates please email [email protected]

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Bonnington Hotel

Approximately 2km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 44.

50 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €200 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €220 B&B

Please use the code SOFT24 to book your room on the website www.bonningtondublin.com or by clicking here.

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Crown Plaza

Approximately 5km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 16, 33, 41, 41C.

30 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €229 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €239 B&B
50% of rooms will be held until 3 months prior to arrival, 25% of rooms will be held until 2 months prior to arrival, all remaining rooms will be on hold until 1 month prior to arrival.

To avail of these rates please use the booking link DCU SOFT Conference Bedrooms

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Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

Approximately 8km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 16, 41.

20 rooms on hold for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €279 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €279 B&B
Please mention DCU Conference in order to avail of rate.
Rooms will be held until 24th February 24

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The Hendrick Smithfield

Approximately 7 km to the Helix, DCU.

80 rooms available for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €190 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €200 B&B

To avail of these rates please click here.

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Hilton Garden Inn

Approximately 6km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 14, 15, 27, 27B, 43.

25 upgraded rooms
Rates are:
€279 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on single occupancy
€294 Bed & Breakfast per room per night, based on 2 people sharing
To avail of these rates please click here.

Link available until 11th August 2024.

 

 

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The Spencer Hotel

Approximately 7 km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 14, 27, 27A, N4.

60 rooms available for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €310 B&B
Double/twin occupancy: €320 B&B
When booking hotel, please mention the conference SOFT 2024.

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Staycity Mark Street

Approximately 6 km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 1, 4, 11, 44.

40 rooms available for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €190
Double/twin occupancy: €190

Booking policy: All bookings must be received by 15th of July 2024 to avail of conference rate. Bookings made after that date, are subject to availability and the conference rate cannot be guaranteed.

For delegates to book direct, they can send an email on to – [email protected] along with DCU SOFT 2024 as a code

Payment Policy: Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Bookings can be cancelled without penalty up to 40 days prior to arrival. Anything cancelled within the terms a full payment refund will be provided and any booking cancelled outside the terms and conditions will be charged in full.

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Staycity City Dublin City Centre

Approximately 6 km to the Helix, DCU. Serviced by Dublin Bus Numbers 1, 13, 16.

70 rooms available for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €190
Double/twin occupancy: €190

Booking policy: All bookings must be received by 15th of July 2024 to avail of conference rate. Bookings made after that date, are subject to availability and the conference rate cannot be guaranteed.

For delegates to book direct, they can send an email on to – [email protected] along with DCU SOFT 2024 as a code

Payment Policy: Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Bookings can be cancelled without penalty up to 40 days prior to arrival. Anything cancelled within the terms a full payment refund will be provided and any booking cancelled outside the terms and conditions will be charged in full.

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Staycity Aparthotels Dublin City Quay

Located 3km from the conference

70 rooms available for SOFT 2024 Delegates.
Single occupancy: €190
Double/twin occupancy: €190

Booking policy: All bookings must be received by 15th of July 2024 to avail of conference rate. Bookings made after that date, are subject to availability and the conference rate cannot be guaranteed.

For delegates to book direct, they can send an email on to – [email protected] along with DCU SOFT 2024 as a code

Payment Policy: Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Bookings can be cancelled without penalty up to 40 days prior to arrival. Anything cancelled within the terms a full payment refund will be provided and any booking cancelled outside the terms and conditions will be charged in full.

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Other Accommodation Options
Guest Houses and Bed and Breakfasts

There are several Guest houses and Bed and breakfasts in and around Drumcondra and Dublin City Centre. Delegates are advised to check availability and reviews on booking.com.

Hostels Dublin City Centre

Jacobs Inn Dublin

Clink i Lár

Useful Information

Weather
The weather in September in Ireland can be very pleasant. The average temperature high is 15° C / 59° F. The average low is 9° C / 48° F. When it does rain, showers tend to be light and temporary.

Currency and Banking
In the Republic of Ireland, the currency used is the euro (€) and in Northern Ireland the currency used is the pound sterling (£). Most banks and hotels, as well as ATMs accept major standard international credit and debit cards.

Official Language of the Symposium
The official language of the Symposium is English. No translation will be provided.

Liability and insurance
The organisers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All delegates are strongly advised to purchase their own personal health and travel insurance before traveling to the symposium.

Health Care
We strongly recommend delegates purchase travel and medical insurance when traveling to Ireland.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) enables access to necessary state-provided healthcare on the same basis as a country resident. The nearest General Hospital to DCU is Beaumont Hospital (a public hospital). Beaumont Hospital is located close to DCU at Beaumont Rd, Beaumont, Dublin 9.

Important Telephone Numbers
In Ireland we have two emergency numbers – 999 and 112.
The main emergency services are the “blue light” services that respond to normal emergencies in Ireland namely An Garda Síochána, the Ambulance Service, the Fire Service and the Irish Coast Guard. These principal emergency services would be first responders in most emergency situations.

Electricity
The standard electricity supply on the island of Ireland is 230 volts AC, the same as in the UK. Visitors from outside the UK may require a transformer and plug adaptor (to convert 2-pin plugs to the standard 3-pin plugs), which can be bought at airports or electrical suppliers.