Venue

Convention Centre Dublin - CCD

The Convention Centre Dublin opened for business in September 2010 and is Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference and event venue is positioned to become the best convention centre in Europe. Recognised as the first carbon neutral international convention centre.


This stunning iconic building was designed by Pritzker award winning architect Kevin Roche and is located on the banks of the River Liffey within easy walking distance of hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions. The CCD can host meetings from 8 to 8,000 delegates in its 22 multipurpose, flexible conference rooms including a state-of-the-art auditorium for 2,000 delegates, exhibition facilities of 4,500sqm and banqueting for up to 2,000 guests. The CCD is committed to delivering premium service levels of customer service for conference organisers, delegates and exhibitors


Travel

How to get to Dublin:

By plane
Dublin Airport is an international airport serving the capital city of Ireland. The airport is located 10 km north of Dublin. Dublin Castle, the conference venue is approximately a 28-minute drive from Dublin Airport. The Airport is serviced by many different public transport options.

How to get from the Airport to Dublin City
Aircoach is one of Ireland’s leading private coach operators and provides a range of high frequency, quality scheduled coach services to and from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport. Click here for more information or to book.

The Airlink is an express service (fewer stops) that goes from the airport to Dublin’s main bus station Busaras, then to O’Connell Street in the city centre and finally to Heuston, one of Dublin’s main train stations. 747 buses are frequent, departing every 15 or 20 minutes, from 5am to 11.30pm (11.20pm Sundays).

Taxis are also available outside each terminal and will cost approximately €25-30 to Dublin City Centre.

Getting around Dublin
Getting around Dublin is quick and easy. Dublin is served by an extensive public transport network including Intercity trains, The DART- a modern, efficient suburban railway system linking all points along the Dublin Bay coastline with the city centre, the Dublin Bus Service and the LUAS- a light rail network. The city boasts a large fleet of over 10,000 taxis with drivers who are famed for their friendly chat!

How To Find Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
Convention Centre Dublin Castle is located on Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, close to Dublin’s hotels and top cultural/tourist attractions.

By Rail, Tram or Bus
Conveniently located in Dublin’s Docklands, the business hub of the city, The Convention Centre Dublin can be accessed via a growing network of public transport options:

Rail and DART:
The CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from The CCD.

Tram (Luas)
Luas is Dublin’s light rail transit system. There are two lines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The CCD is on the Red Line, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and Connolly and Heuston rail stations. Major Square and Spencer Dock are the closest stops. Switch between the Red and Green lines at Abbey Street / O’Connell – GPO / Marlborough stops.

Bus
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.
Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.