GDRR 2013: Third Symposium on

Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk

Trident Hotel, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

July 8th - 10th, 2013



GDRR 2013 Travel Details:

Useful travel details for coming to Kinsale are available here.  Further advice is given below, along with driving tips and climate advice:

Coming to Ireland

There are 3 airports in Ireland that you can fly to.  We recommend that you fly to Cork airport as it is by far the closest to the conference location, although it has no direct connection with North America.  Dublin and Shannon have direct connections with North America, but are a 3 to 4 hour drive away.

From Cork Airport: To get to Kinsale from Cork Airport should cost around €30-€35 by taxi.  There is also a rather infrequent bus from Cork Airport to Kinsale that takes 30-35 mins.

NB There is no train station for Kinsale itself, and ultimately you will need to either drive to Kinsale, or connect with the bus service at Cork.

Coming to Ireland by Ferry from the UK

By ferry, there are several routes:

  1. 1.Cairnryan to Larne (P&O). The ferry takes 3 hours.  Larne is over 6 hours driving from the conference.

  2. 2.Fishguard to Rosslare (Stena Line).  The ferry takes 3 1/2 hours. Rosslare is about 4 hours from the conference.

  3. 3.Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire (Stena Line), just outside Dublin, is an attractive option. The ferry takes 2 hours. Dún Laoghaire is 4 hours from the conference.

  4. 4.Holyhead to Dublin (Irish FerriesStena Line). This takes the same time as the ferry to Dún Laoghaire and is the same distance from the conference.  A disadvantage compared to Dún Laoghaire is that the ferry terminal is in the centre of the city, which you then have to navigate out of.

  5. 5.Pembroke to Rosslare (Irish Ferries).  The ferry takes 4 hours. Rosslare is about 4 hours from the conference.

  6. 6.Stranraer to Belfast (Stena Line).  The ferry takes 3 hours. Belfast is 6 hours from the conference.

The Irish Climate

The Irish climate is notoriously unreliable and unpredictable.  Unfortunately we cannot promise good weather! One positive is that at least the weather in Ireland does not suffer from extremes of heat, cold or intense rain.  The average daily high for Ireland in July is 19C (66F) and the average low is 12C (54F).  A high above 25C (77F) is unlikely.

The Irish climate is renowned for being cloudy and rainy, and this is unfortunately true: in July there is a 3/4 chance of some form of precipitation during any given day.  On the other hand rain usually falls in the form of showers so it rarely rains all day!

Our advice is to hope for pleasant and sunny weather, but be prepared for cool weather in the evening and to bring an umbrella in case it rains!

Met Eireann is the national weather service for Ireland.  Its website has a daily forecast and more information on the Irish climate.