Delegates should ensure when booking flights to Ireland that they book to arrive in Dublin Airport. For information about Dublin Airport, please visit www.dublinairport.com
Dublin Airport Information: Tel + 353 1 814 1111
For flight information at Dublin Airport visit www.dublinairport.com/gns/flight-information/overview.aspx
VISAS AND PASSPORTS*** Please be sure to Read!
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. Ensure to discuss with your travel agent and review the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland website for full information www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8777
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 have booked and paid for accommodation for the duration of your stay and request a confirmation of this through your hotel. This should be included with your visa application.
Note that VISA applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland – ensure that you have left ample time.
1. Do I need a visa www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8777
2. To apply using the Online AVATS process
Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
1. Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
2. Details of any previous Irish visa applications
3. Contact details for your host in Ireland
Following submission of your online application using AVATS, 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.
When you complete AVATS there will be a website shown on the printed summary of your application form for details of the appropriate office, the fee payable, and the method of payment accepted. Please ensure that you read the visa information contained on the website www.inis.gov.ie … Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
TRAVEL TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE and throughout the City and Country
The conference venue – The Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 2 – is located within the heart of Dublin City Centre.
The Aircoach service operates a regular service from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre and return. You should disembark the bus at Trinity College and then walk approximately 12 minutes to the hotel. A Google Map showing walking directions by be found by clicking here.
Further details available at www.aircoach.ie
There are a large number of taxi services available in the city centre. Taxis from the airport to the city centre are readily available outside the Arrivals Hall. 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.
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency service from all over Dublin to within a few minutes walk of The Gresham Hotel.
Full timetable details can be found on www.dublinbus.ie.
DART and Rail
Both the DART and mainline train provide an excellent service from many parts of Dublin. Tara St. DART is approximately 20 minutes walk from the Hotel.
The LUAS tram has two lines operating in the city. Abbey Street is the closest stop on the Red Line.
For further information on travel times and connection points visit: www.dart.ie , www.luas.ie
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 www.dublinbikes.ie.
Hertz Car Hire www.hertz.ie and Avis Car Hire www.avis.ie are both located at Dublin Airport, and have locations within Dublin city centre.
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