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Whether you have been to Dublin before or this is your first time visiting, find out more about the city, how to get around and where to stay.

O'Reilly Hall UCD

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O'Reilly Hall on the University College Dublin Belfield campus is the main venue for the symposium. All of the scientific talks, panels, and breaks will take place in this location. 

Limited hourly paid parking  for visitors on campus is available in designated car parks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and charges apply (from €1 to €2.40 per hour). We advise you use public transport where possible or arrive early to look for parking. A map of the visitor car parks is available here

How to get around in Dublin

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Dublin has a good public transport system with bus, train and trams running regularly. Fares range between €1.70 - €4.60 one way and are payable only with exact change or a TFI Leap Card (you can save money on your fares with the Leapcard). Check out the individual operators below, the TFI Transit for Ireland website,  or download the Moovit App on your smartphone. If you prefer to take a taxi, we recommend using the FREENOW or Uber smartphone apps. 

To get to UCD

  • Dublin Bus - Bus Atha Cliath: The 39a, 46a and 145 all have regular services to and from UCD. The cash fare is 2.60 one way from the city centre to UCD.

  • DART - Dublin Area Rapid Transit (train): The closest stop to UCD is Booterstown, which is about a 30 minute walk from campus. The fare from city centre to Booterstown is €2.15.

  • LUAS - Tram: Note there are no direct stops at UCD but this is handy for getting around the city centre. Fares range between €1.30 - €2.60 one way.

Where to stay in Dublin

Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge

UCD is located in the Dublin 4 postal district. Other nearby districts include Dublin 2 and Dublin 6.


There are many nice hotels and B&Bs located in these areas that are also near public transport stops. Below are a few nearby hotels we regularly use to accommodate our visitors:

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