Dublin Ireland

Conference Venue

The symposium venue, Dublin City University (DCU), is located approximately midway between Dublin International Airport and Dublin city centre. Travel time by taxi from the Airport to DCU is approximately 15 minutes. Travel time by taxi from the city centre to DCU is approximately 20 minutes.

- Directions and travel information are available at these links DCU Transport Links and How to Get to DCU
- A map of the DCU campus with the conference location marked is available here Printable Campus Map.


Dublin City University Campus

About Dublin

Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin can claim to be one of the most beautifully situated of the world's capitals, located in the wide plain overlooked by the legendary Wicklow Mountains and facing a broad sweeping bay that leads into the Irish Sea. Founded as a centre of Viking settlement in the 9th century, the city has been Ireland's capital since medieval times.

The layout of the medieval city is still apparent today despite changes brought on by embanking the river and Victorian improvements. Dublin formed the backdrop to some of Ireland’s defining events, including the Easter Rising of 1916, and fathered such cultural icons as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan and U2. Today the city is vibrant with one of the youngest populations in Europe. As well as enjoying the history, architecture and culture of the city and the natural beauty of the surrounding area, visitors can enjoy a vibrant night life in a city with over 1000 pubs (Irish-style bars), many theatres, restaurants and live music events.

Dublin City and Surrounding Areas

Tourist Information for Dublin and Ireland

General tourist information on Dublin city: www.visitdublin.com and www.discoverdublin.com

Dublin sightseeing, restaurants, bars, hotels and entertainment: www.timeout.com/travel/dublin

General tourist and travel information for Ireland: www.discoverireland.com

Other useful information is available from: www.embassyofireland.cn


Dublin has a temperate maritime climate characterised by mild winters, cool summers, and a lack of temperature extremes. Rainfall in Dublin is approximately half that of the West of Ireland and, on average, Dublin has fewer rainy days than London. July and August are the warmest months with an average maximum daily temperature of 19°C and average minimum daily temperature of 11°C. At the start of July, sunrise is 5am and sunset is 10pm.