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Travelling to Ireland

Travel by air:

Dublin Airport is the nearest airport to the conference venue with a transfer time of approximately 30 minutes. Not only is Dublin Airport Ireland’s busiest airport, it is also amongst the ten busiest airports in Europe.  Dublin Airport manages an average of 60,000 passengers per day, rising to 80,000 during the peak season totalling 21.7 million passengers in 2014. There are over 600 aircrafts movements every day serving over 57 airlines.​​

For delegates who intend to extend their visit to Ireland to explore the country international flights also operated from Cork Airport and Shannon Airport . Both are located on the west coast of Ireland approximately three hours from Dublin.

US Preclearance Facility in Dublin Airport:

The US Preclearance (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport prior to departure.

Dublin Airport is one of only a few airports outside North America that offers a US Preclearance facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues upon arrival and pick up their bags and go.

In addition, this benefits onward connecting passengers in the US who will have their baggage checked through to their final destination.


Dublin Airport:
Cork Airport:  
Shannon Airport:

Travel by sea:

​​There are 4 direct crossings to Dublin from the UK and Mainland Europe. Holyhead and Dublin and direct ferries from both Liverpool and France. 

Rail and Sail packages from Great Britain

Allow you to travel from mainline train stations in Great Britain to the island of Ireland via a leisurely ferry crossing. 

Both Stena Line and Irish Ferries offer these combined Rail and Sail packages, which are fixed all year round. You can also search for these fares on rail booking platforms including Rail Europe and Trainline, or with train operators including Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales.

Travelling by ferry and train from Europe

There are currently no Rail and Sail packages available from Europe to the island of Ireland but with a little planning you can create your journey by booking individual train and ferry tickets.

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