Venue and Accommodations

Venue

LavaCon Dublin will be held at the Trinity College Conference Center.

Burke Theatre

Arriving at Trinity College

Enter through the Front Gate at College Street / Green Street and follow the path through Parliament Square with the signs pointing to the Book of Kells. We are in the Arts Building directly across the entrance to the Book of Kells at the Old Library. Or enter through the Nassau Street gate and walk through the corridor to the Arts Building.

tcd-map-directions

On-Campus Accommodations

Trinity College offers the following accommodations. View on-campus accommodations, campus map, and reserve rooms and apartments. Use the Promotion Code LAVACON2016 to access our block of rooms and apartments.

NOTE: Some dates for on-campus accommodations are already sold out.

Off-Campus Accommodations

A few hotels are offering discount rates for LavaCon attendees.

You can also see other nearby hotels on Google maps.
Dublin Hotels
Trinity City Hotel
Pearse Street Dublin Ireland
Reservations: http://www.trinitycityhotel.com

Temple Bar Hotel
13-17 Fleet Street
Contact: reservations@tbh.ie or +353 1 612 9291

The Dean Hotel
33 Harcourt St
Breakfast can be added for €15 per person.
Contact: reservations@thedean.ie or +353 1 607 8110
Note: This hotel has other properties in Dublin if the block at The Dean sells out.

Camden Court Hotel
Camden Street
Contact: +353 1 475 9666

Getting to Trinity College

Dublin is a modern city with a good public transportation system. The Trinity College website has directions on the various options for getting to the College: https://www.tcd.ie/Maps/directions.php.

  • Aircoach 700 or City bus 747 pick you up at Dublin airport and drop you off right in front of the main gate at Trinity College. This is the least expensive option, at €10-12 roundtrip. Aircoach is direct. The City bus makes several stops.
  • Taxicab rides are €22 or more, depending on the amount of luggage and number of people. See Taxi Fare Finder (https://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Dublin-Ireland&from=Trinity+College+Dublin&to=Dublin+Airport)

Driving There

They are completely redoing the road in front of Trinity College’s main gate. Check the Roadworks page (http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-roads-and-traffic/current-roadworks-temporary-road-closures) for current closures.

Parking is at a premium on campus. Check with the Parking office: https://www.tcd.ie/Buildings/parking.php about permits if you are staying on campus.

Getting Around the City Centre

The City Centre of Dublin, where Trinity College is located, is very walkable, and Grafton St is a pedestrian mall. Here are some other options:

 

  • Pedicabs: If you get tired of walking, pedicabs abound and are relatively inexpensive. They can often get there faster than a taxi as well.

 

  • Taxicab: There are many taxis in the city centre. Your best bet for getting an empty one is outside one of the many hotels. Consider calling ahead if you need a taxi, especially at peak times.
  • The Green bus: Want to do a bit of sightseeing and don’t have a lot of time? Consider getting a day ticket on the Green Bus. It’s a hop-on-hop-off bus that has stops at all the interesting places in Dublin. The drivers have good stories as well. You can buy a ticket from the driver, but it’s cheaper to book ahead: https://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/citytour.aspx.

Regional Transportation

Dublin’s City Centre and Trinity College are near both the Irish Rail station (Heuston Station) and the DART, which is the local light rail. The DART station closest to Trinity College are the Pearse St and Tara St Stations. The DART runs up and down the coast.

Be sure to check current schedules because there are periodic closures for maintenance or other issues.