Passports : European Union citizens do not require a passport or visa to enter Ireland, but most carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with photograph (usually either a Passport or National Identity Card). Visitors are advised to check what form of ID is required with the individual airline, tour operator or travel agent before travelling.
Visas : Visitors from other countries do require a passport, and it is wise to check with your travel operator whether your originating country requires a visa. Please discuss this with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information.
If you require a visa you may request a letter of booking confirmation from the conference desk once payment is completed in full for registration. No letter will be issued prior to full registration being completed. It is advisable that you book and pay for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request confirmation of this from your hotel. This confirmation should also be included with your visa application. Note that visa applications can take from 10 working days to 6+ weeks for Ireland – please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference.
You can apply for a visa using the online AVATS process.
Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
Details of any previous Irish visa applications
Contact details for your host in Ireland
Following submission of your online visa application using AVATS, please note that you will also be required to submit a signed summary of your application form, original passport, passport-sized colour photograph, the relevant fee and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office per your application procedures. Further information is available Here.
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The conference venue, UCD Campus is located a short distance south of the city centre.
Travel to Ireland and the Conference Venue : You can either fly or take a ferry to get to Dublin . If you are already on the island, Dublin is well connected by train, coach and a network of motorways.
Flights to Dublin : The city is serviced by only one airport, Dublin Airport. Dublin is one of the ten busiest airports in Europe with an average of 60,000 passengers per day, rising to 80,000 during the peak season. Many international airlines fly to Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport is 18.3 km from the congress venue at University College Dublin, with taxi, bus and coach links.
travel times to Dublin by air are, pending weather conditions:
> UK Airports: 45 mins
> European Airports: 2-2.5h
> Scandinavian Airports: 3h
> Eastern European Airports: 4h
> New York: 5.5h
> Other Intercontinental: 8+h
Dublin city centre is accessible from the airport by bus and taxi. The journey from Dublin Airport to the city centre takes approximately 45 minutes. Both buses and taxis use special lanes and can avoid the worst of the traffic. prices for a journey into the city centre by bus start from €6.00. A taxi fare to a city centre location will set you back approximately €25.00.
Dublin By Ferry Dublin has two major ferry ports, Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire. Both ports are serviced several times a day from Holyhead in Wales. There are two principal ferry lines operating on the Holyhead-Dublin route, Stena Line and Irish Ferries. Both offer a standard 3.5 hour and a faster 2 hour crossing on high speed catamarans, sea conditions permitting. Dublin Port is 8.6 km from the congress venue at University College Dublin by taxi.
Travel to the Congress Venue and Throughout the City and Country
DART and Rail: Both the DART and mainline train provide an excellent service from many parts of Dublin to the city centre. Hit the Road shows you how to get to or from UCD Campus using a combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART links. You can also change searching options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin. Full timetable details can be found Here .
Dublin bus Aircoach: Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD. The Aircoach service operates a regular service from Dublin Airport to Dublin city centre and return. Full timetable details can be found Here.
LUAS: The LUAS tram has two lines operating in the city, the Red Line and the Green Line. Hit the Road shows you how to get to or from UCD Campus using a combination of Dublin Bus, Luas and DART links. Further information on the LUAS with timetable details can be found Here.
Bicycle: Dublin is one of many European cities that offer a bike sharing scheme for its many visitors and residents. You will see throughout the city centre the dbs or Dublin bikes parked throughout the capital. For information on how to hire, visit Dublin Bikes These are a fun way to explore Dublin.
Taxi: There are a large number of taxi services available in the city centre. Taxis from the airport to the city centre/UCD are readily available outside the arrivals hall and regularly stop at UCD. A taxi from the airport to UCD should cost approximately €30. Ensure to only travel in a registered taxi- they will have their taxi license displayed on the dashboard. Taxis are readily available all over the city with listed Taxi ranks in most main tourism areas.
Car Hire: Hertz Car Hire and Avis Car Hire are both located at Dublin Airport, and have locations within Dublin city centre.