The conference is taking place on St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin City University (DCU). A map of the campus and the location for the EDSI conference is attached to this email. For those of you driving, there is free parking for the duration of the conference in car parks 4 and 5.
St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 is situated on the main Belfast Road (M1), which is also the road from the airport, about 2km to the north of Dublin city centre. Bus routes servicing St Patrick’s campus include: 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41B, 41C, 44. There are 2 bus stops outside the main entrance to St Patrick’s campus on the Drumcondra road.
For those of you staying in the Skylon Hotel, please note that on exiting the Skylon Hotel turn right and use the EDSI Route 1 (marked on the map in red), which is approximately 250 metres away. This is the main pedestrian entrance to the campus and conference.
If you arrive by taxi they will most likely drop you at reception. Please ensure that you ask the taxi driver to take you to St. Patricks Campus, DCU in Drumcondra. On arrival into reception please turn left and take EDSI Route 2. If you arrive by bus the closest entrance will be dependent on which of the two bus stops (marked on the map in yellow) you disembark at.
Dublin Airport is located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre.
There are several transport options for those travelling to Dublin City Centre and beyond. You can travel directly from Dublin Airport to central locations such as O’Connell Street or connect to the rest of Ireland, by reaching Connolly and Heuston train stations, as well as Ireland’s central bus station, Bus Áras.
As of January 2022, Passengers travelling to Ireland with an accepted proof of vaccination,
or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months do not have to show an additional
pre-departure COVID-19 test result. Passengers without proof of vaccination, or proof of
recovery from COVID-19 in the prior 6 months, must show evidence of a negative (‘not
detected’) PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arriving in Ireland.
For those requiring a Covid test prior to departing Ireland there are two private companies,
RocDoc Health Check and Randox that are providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing and
rapid/antigen testing at Dublin Airport. Both companies are government approved and
provide Digital COVID Certificates with Express PCR (results in 1 – 3 hours) and Antigen
(results in 1 hour) testing available. Dublin Airport is located approximately 7.5km from the
conference venue (St Patrick’s Campus, DCU) and is readily accessible using public transport.
The latest visa requirements for entering Ireland.
Note that whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends on your citizenship.
If you’re a citizen of a European Economic Area (EEA) member state (countries of the European Union, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including Great Britain, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you don’t need a visa to visit the Republic or Northern Ireland. South African visitors can visit the Republic of Ireland without a visa, but need a UK visa in order to enter Northern Ireland.
The US Preclearance (USCBP) facility at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all US immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin Airport prior to departure.
Dublin Airport is one of only a few airports outside North America that offers a US Preclearance facility. The benefit is that having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, allowing them to avoid immigration queues upon arrival and pick up their bags and go.
In addition, this benefits onward connecting passengers in the US who will have their baggage checked through to their final destination.