The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) is a world class state of the art conference venue in the heart of Dublin. Located just 20 minutes from the airport and minutes from Dublin Port, the venue is easily accessible by road and rail as well as being within walking distance to many of Dublin’s hotels.
Designed by Pritzker award-winning Irish-born architect Kevin Roche, The CCD has quickly become a landmark building on Dublin’s skyline. Its stunning glass-fronted atrium gives visitors panoramic views of the River Liffey, Dublin city centre and the Wicklow mountains.
Dublin boasts a wide range of hotels available within a ten minute walk to the Convention Centre. Below is a list of nearby hotels, rates and websites to allow delegates to make hotel bookings directly.
|Hotel||Per night rates from||Booking Link||Promo Code|
|The Gibson Hotel||€175||Click here||N/A|
|The Gresham||€117||Click here||a1dc16|
|Jury’s Inn Custom House||€160||Click here||JIALDC230716|
|The Clayton Hotel||Prevailing rate||Click here||N/A|
|The Spencer Hotel||Prevailing rate||Click here||N/A|
|The Marker Hotel||Prevailing rate||Click here||N/A|
|Trinity City Hotel||€195||N/A – email. See below||ALD Conference|
Trinity City Hotel: To book a room with Trinity City Hotel please email the hotel directly quoting “ALD Conference” in the subject line. firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively please call reservations on +353 1 648 1000.
All conference attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Hotel options and rates are subject to availability.
Alternatively, additional hotels, serviced apartments and bed and breakfast accommodation can be viewed on the Dublin Convention Bureau website.
Dublin Airport is served by a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing delegates to get to and from the airport with ease. Information regarding travel to and from the airport can be viewed here.
Getting around Dublin:
Luas is Dublin’s light-rail transit service – a swift, reliable tram system crossing the city on two lines. Tickets for Luas can be purchased at streetside vending machines. They’re available for single/return journeys or as flexi-tickets covering travel for seven or 30 days. The red Luas line stops at the Convention Centre Dublin – take the Red Line towards The Point and exit at either Mayor Square or Spencer Dock. Unfortunately there is a partial closure on the Red Line between Abbey St and The Point until the end of July. During this temporary closure a replacement bus service is running from Bachelors Walk (near Jervis stop) to Crampton Quay (near The Point).
For information regarding routes, timetables and fares, please click here.
For Irish Rail services and information, please click here.
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. You can find more information on fares and tickets here.
Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin. It saves you carrying change and Leap Card fares are usually 20% cheaper than cash single ticket. Further details can be found here.
Delegates from certain countries will require visas to travel to Ireland and to attend the conference. The list of countries can be viewed here:
The ALD Conference Secretariat will issue letters to registered delegates to assist with visa applications. Delegates must register and pay for their conference place at ALD and then send the conference secretariat the following information:
-ALD 2016 Conference registration number (issued when places are booked)
-Full name as it appears on passport:
-Country of Issue:
-Date of Birth:
And send to email@example.com with “visa invitation request” in the subject line.
The conference secretariat will then issue the letter in an electronic (pdf) format. Please ensure that you request letters in sufficient time to allow for processing of visas. Further information can be found here: www.visas.inis.gov.ie