The conference will be held in the studio of the National Film School which is located on the IADT campus at Kill O the Grange, Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin (http://www.iadt.ie/about/faculties-schools/national-film-school). The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the NFS building and signs will be placed on campus to directed delegates to the building on their arrival on campus. The IADT campus is located on Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 KH79, which is about 10km from Dublin city centre and 2km from the coastal town of Dún Laoghaire.
The IADT campus is serviced by a number of public transport options which are outlined below.
For those of you who are arriving into Dublin Airport the most convenient way to reach Dún Laoghaire is via Aircoach. The Aircoach buses depart at the entrance of Arrivals at Terminal 1 and at the Departures Road, Terminal 2. Tickets can be purchased online at (www.aircoach.ie) and prices vary depending on which the time of day and which route is booked but average about €11.00 to the city centre and €14.00 to Dún Laoghaire. Route 703 serves Dún Laoghaire and stops at Marine Road and Royal Marine Hotel. If you wish to travel to Dublin city centre this served by Route 700.
The routes which best serve the IADT campus directly are the 46A, 75, 7D. Within walking distance are the 63, 8, 7B, 45A, 84 and 84A. The timetables for all these bus services are available on the Dublin Bus website (www.dublinbus.ie). For those travelling from the city centre the 46A is the most convenient route with a stop directly opposite the campus (Bakers Corner Stop). For those traveling from Dún Laoghaire town the 46A and 75 both stop directly opposite the campus.
The DART from Dublin City Centre (Connolly, Tara Street and Pearse Street Stations) to Dún Laoghaire takes about 20 minutes. IADT is linked by bus to the DART by routes 46A and 75. The timetables for all DART services are available on the Irish Rail website (http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/dart-commuter). Tickets machines are located at Dart stations.
The Luas in Sandyford is linked to IADT by Dublin bus route 75. The no. 63 Dublin bus links IADT via the bus stop on Abbey Road to the Luas at the Carrickmines Luas station (www.luas.ie). The timetables for the connecting bus services are available on the Dublin Bus website (www.dublinbus.ie).
Leap Visitor cards allow for discounted travel on bus, rail, Luas and commuter trains. A 1 day (24hrs) leap card costs €10.00 and a 3 day (72hrs) €19.50, and can be purchased online at https://about.leapcard.ie/.
Parking is available on the IADT campus 07.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Friday), and Pay and Display is in operation.
A range of options for accommodation are available in Dún Laoghaire and the surrounding area. In addition to hotels located in the city centre we recommend the following;
The following hotels are the closest to the IADT campus; The Royal Marine Hotel which is located near the seafront in Dún Laoghaire (2.4km); Haddington House Hotel which located near the seafront in Dún Laoghaire (2.7km); Rochestown Lodge Hotel (2km campus/4km Dún Laoghaire town; Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (4.8km campus/6.8km Dún Laoghaire town).
Guest Houses and Bread & Breakfast
There are a selection of Guest Houses and B&Bs in and around Dún Laoghaire town. Details with links to many of the Guest House and B&Bs booking forms can be accessed at the Dún Laoghaire Town website (https://www.Dún laoghaire.ie/guesthouses-and-bb/).
UCD Summer Rooms
Rooms are available at the University College Dublin campus during the summer. An event rate of €69.00 per night for an ensuite room is available and we hope to have a direct link made available to speakers in the coming week. In the meantime details of UCD campus accommodation can be found at; http://www.ucd.ie/summeratucd/accommodation/. The IADT campus can be accessed from UCD by the 46A bus. The stop for the bus is located across from the UCD Belfield campus on the Stillorgan Road and the travel time to IADT is approximately 15-20mins.