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Dublin is a beautiful city. It has a welcoming and hospitable feel about it, with all the buzz of a capital city but without the mad rush.

Its architecture consists mostly of Georgian-style red brick houses, givinge the city a warm and friendly look. There is variety, of course, and you will find plenty of historical sites to visit.

You can easily escape the city in one of Dublin's many parks or on a short train ride to one of Dublin's pretty coastal villages.

Escape the cold of February in the city centre by visiting the city's victorian pubs, good restaurants and fashionable clubs.

There is an excellent art scene with music galleries, museums, gigs, comedy shows and theatre. There is plenty of street art to act as background to your trip to Dublin snapshots.

The IDCC team will organise social events to enable you to taste the best of Dublin, certainly the food and drink.

Why Dublin?

Dublin is one of the oldest cities in Europe. A city with many faces, currently the home of 1.7 million people and bringing together one hundred different nationalities. It is a modern city which has managed to retain a distinctive traditional dimension, valuing culture in all its forms: literature, drama, history and architecture, music and visual arts, all contributing to enrich its vibrant social life. Contained in a small area, the city centre offers a wealth of activities and sightseeing opportunities for the conference participants to enjoy including Kildare street museums, National Library and Houses of Parliament, the National Gallery and the National Museum of Ireland, Phoenix Park and Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library or Trinity College Dublin. 

Getting to and around Dublin

Dublin is one of the most well-connected cities in the world and is particularly well-connected to the rest of Europe via the affordable Ryanair, which is based in Ireland. Getting to Dublin has become increasingly easy, popular and less expensive over the years. Direct flights via low cost and traditional carriers are available from all major European cities as well as from several hubs in North America and the Middle East, 180 destinations with flights to 42 countries on 4 continents. See Dublin Airport.

Useful Sites About Dublin

  • Lovin Dublin - information about where to places to eat, things to do, lifestyle. This site also contains useful information about top tourist destinations within easy reach of Dublin
  • Eventbrite Ireland - find out what's on in Dublin and build your tourist programme around the conference one
  • Totally Dublin - mostly details of interesting cultural events, but also places to eat and drink
  • Visit Dublin - a typical tourist guide, which provides a list of top attractions