LocationThe conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin which is located right in the city centre of Dublin. The building that will host the talks is in the Lloyd Institute, at the back of the Trinity College campus. Here is a map of the main places of interest for Motion in Games. Click on the larger map for a more detailed description.
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Air TravelDublin Airport is situated approximately 10km north of the city centre. There is only one international airport in Dublin. Most major airlines fly to Dublin airport. Aerlingus is our national airline, and Ryanair offer cheap flights to Dublin.
Airport to City Centre
If you are arriving by air, the quickest way to get to the college is by taxi. Taxis from the airport to the city centre cost approximately €25.
Coaches or regular buses are the other options to get to the city centre.
Aircoach and 747 Airlink are the coaches which cost approximately €7, and stop on Grafton Street, which is right beside Trinity College. You can pay the coach driver in notes, and he will provide change.
Regular buses: Dublinbus 16 and 41 cost €2.80, but take longer than the coaches. You pay for the ticket on the bus and you will need exact change in coins (notes not accepted, and no change given). There is also a ticket machine outside the airport bus stop where you can get a 90min multi-journey ticket. Regular buses will take you to O'Connell Street (recognisable by the Spire monument). From there, the front gates of Trinity College are directly south, on the opposite side of the River Liffey.
More detailed directions are available here.
There are a range of accommodation options available near Trinity College.
Booking early is highly recommended.
The O'Callaghan hotels (Alexander, Davenport, Mont Clare – map to follow) are conveniently located beside Trinity College and have special rates for the conference. Bed and Breakfast at the Mont Clare is €75, with a €10 supplement for double occupancy. Both the Davenport and Alexander hotels are €97 for bed and breakfast, with a €10 supplement for double occupancy. You can email Sinead Daynes or phone: (+353-1-607 39 00) the O'Callaghan group and ask for the "Trinity College Corporate Rate" to avail of the rates. Please note that there are no rooms held for the conference, so these rates will depend on room availability. Early booking is recommended.
The Trinity Capital Hotel is located within a 5 minute walk to the conferene venue. There is an excellent special rate available for the conference for weeknights. Single occupancy rooms are €90 for bed and breakfast. Weekend rates will have a 10% discount applied. You can email Amanda Brolly or phone: (+353-1-648 1010) and ask for the "Trinity College Corporate Rate" to avail of the rates. Please note that there are only a certain number of rooms held for the conference, and these are at a first come first served basis.
Irish Entrance Visa
Attendees requiring a visa to enter Ireland should apply for a conference visa and can find information here and here. More information is also available on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.