Hotels and Activities in Dublin

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Map of Dublin


(Click on the map to the right to see where these places are in Dublin.)

The prices given here are the ones to be found on the hotels’ own websites. Rooms come significantly cheaper if searching through a site such as

The Shelbourne

The Shelbourne Hotel

27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

The Shelbourne Dublin, located in the heart of the city, is recommended as a luxury option. Rooms appear to range from £360 to much more. Aside from all the other services provided by a five star hotel, The Shelbourne also provides the opportunity to meet their Genealogy Butler, who will help you draw up a research plan to aid in your search for your Irish ancestry.

The Dublin Jurys Inn

Jurys Inn Hotel

1 Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland

The Dublin Jurys Inn hotel, at 1 Custom House Quay, is one of the closest to the convention centre. A single room for one adult costs €159 on weekdays on €169 on weekends. A room for two people costs a little more.

The Spencer Hotel

The Spencer Hotel

Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1, Ireland

The Spencer hotel nearby has rooms available for around £110 - £190. A 10% discount is available for bookings of two nights, rising to 15% for bookings of three nights or more, and 30% for four nights.

The Ferryman Hotel

The Ferryman Hotel

35 Sir John Rogerson Quay, Dublin (01) 671 7053

For a more cultural optional, The Ferryman hotel is just over the river from the convention centre, offering a smaller selection of rooms at cheaper prices. Single rooms are from £55, doubles and twins from £85, and triple rooms from £105. Early booking will probably be necessary. The Ferryman is also home to a lively restaurant and bar, famed for its live traditional music.

The Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

Gogartys Hostel

58 Fleet St, Dublin 2, Ireland

The Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel provides budget accommodation and self-catering facilities. Beds in a dormitory hover around the £18 price range, but can be had for as little as £9 if booking through an online bookings website such as the one mentioned above. The venue is also a traditional Irish bar, located in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar district.

Phoenix Park


If you find yourself with some free time either side of the symposium, there are some great places to see in Dublin.


The Little Museum

The Little Museum

15 St. Stephen's Green

This successful small museum attempts to tell the story of Dublin in the 20th century through the medium of thousands of idiosyncratic artefacts, a large number of which were submitted by the public specifically for the project. The museum faces St. Stephen’s Green, and their walking tour, departing every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am comes highly recommended.

The Science Gallery

The Science Gallery

Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College

A free museum by Trinity College Dublin at the nexus of science and art.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham

One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Located 2 miles from the centre of Dublin.


The Ha'penny Flea Market at The Grand Social

Flea Market

35 Liffey Street Lower

Hosted every Saturday from noon till 6pm, this flea market combine bric-a-brac with craft sellers in an old indoor venue.


The Old Jameson Distillery

The Old Jamesons Distillery

Bow St, Smithfield Village

This is a museum tour incorporating a mini tasting session. The attraction is famed for its ‘so bad it’s good’ introductory video, and the warm, time-aged décor of the old distillery.

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

Located in the West of the city, Phoenix Park is the largest walled park in Europe, and twice as large as Central Park. It’s home to wild deer and Dublin Zoo.

Viking Splash

The Viking Spash Boat TourSt Stephens Green North

A Viking-themed aquatic boat tour of the city.