Venue, Travel & Social Information

Welcome Reception
Networking Dinner

University College Dublin (UCD)
O’Brien Centre for Science, O’Reilly Hall, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland


University College Dublin (UCD)

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

Since its foundation in 1854, the University has made a unique contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland’s most globally engaged university with over 38,000 students drawn from 152 countries, including over 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland.

The University’s main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, UCD Moore Centre for Business, School of Medicine and the UCD Student Centre. World-class facilities, an ideal location and the right atmosphere all combine to make University College Dublin an internationally renowned conferencing destination. Research and innovation are essential drivers of a dynamic economy, an informed society and a vibrant culture.

The spectrum of research and innovation at UCD encompasses individual scholars, research groups, start-up companies and large-scale collaborations with industry and other partners. Research is conducted within each of the University’s extensive range of disciplines, and in multidisciplinary research programs addressing challenges of global scale.

Venue Address 

University College Dublin (UCD)
O’Brien Centre for Science
O’Reilly Hall
Belfield, Dublin 4

The conference programme will take place across the O’Brien Centre for Science and the O’Reilly Hall.

O’Brien Centre for Science


O’Reilly Hall



There are a number of public transport options available for delegates. The conference venue can be reached by car or by public transportation and further information can be found below.


The easiest options to reach your destination by bus are:

  • To / from UCD – the Aircoach (700)
  •  To / from Dublin City centre locations – the Dublin Express (2 routes: 782 or 784),  or the Aircoach (700).


University College Dublin has many different car parks situated throughout the campus with up to 3,600 spaces. The nearest car park is situated beside O’Reilly Hall.  Parking at UCD is free during the summer in all car parks with the exception of spaces marked “reserved”.

For more information, visit the UCD Driving & Parking webpage.


There are almost 16,000 taxis in Dublin – they can be ordered by phone, taken from street ranks or simply hailed on approach. Tipping is at the visitor’s discretion; up to 10% is usual. Below are a list of Taxi companies accessible through mobile apps:

Taxi CompanyBooking Information
UBERUber fares in Dublin are similar to the prices of standard taxis. When you order a car from Uber you will simply be hiring a taxi pick-up.
Getting to UCD
Download the UCD Commuting Guide
Interactive Map of UCD


You can also make your travel easier by downloading the TFI Live App, which allows you to access live real time departure and journey planning information across the Transport for Ireland (TFI) network.

Key features of the app include:

  • Access real time departure information for Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go Ahead Ireland, Luas and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail services
  • Select your origin and destination to find the best route for your journey
  • Search for timetables and maps
  • Save your favourite journeys, departures and timetables

You can download the app from the App Store and Google Play Store.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Dublin in June 2024. Due to the high demand for hotels during the summer we strongly recommend that those travelling book their accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment and potential rate increases.


Accommodation is available at UCD campus, however please note, accommodation is subject to availability and all bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis.  Your room will be allocated upon arrival and you will not be able to choose where your housing block/room will be.

Single rooms available

All the rooms are single rooms with private en-suite bathroom and a communal kitchen and living room in each apartment.  Apartments arranged in suites of 4, 5, or 7 bedrooms with 6-bedroom apartments being the most common configuration.  Accommodation is a five-minute stroll from the main conference building. Your room will be completely private and accessible using a key card electronic system. The accommodation itself is a very high standard with rooms and living room areas that are fresh ad modern with natural daylight throughout. This accommodation is ideally located for delegates attending the conference. Breakfast is available to purchase at one of the cafes on campus.

Please be mindful, these rooms on campus do NOT entail a full hotel service.  If you are looking for a complete hotel service (room service, house-keeping, mini-bar, breakfast etc), these rooms may not be suitable for you.  You should therefore book yourself into a hotel as recommended from the list below or via your own search methods.

Should you wish to be accommodated in a flat as a group of colleagues, or even as a large group in the same residence please indicate this when booking.

All rooms have a single bed, desk space and a private bathroom. The pictures shown below is typical of the rooms; they are all very similar. There is free WiFi and 24-hour Reception and security. Bed linen and towels as well as room servicing will be provided.

Accommodation Type: Student Accommodation

  • Single Bed
  • Locker
  • Desk & Chair
  • Ensuite room
  • Towels
  • Bedsheets
  • Room serviced twice weekly
  • View on Google Maps

Distance from UCD
UCD Village is just a 7 minute walk from the O’Brien Centre of Science

Public Transport (To Dublin City)
From Stillorgan Road Stop – Routes: 7B, 39A, 155, 145, 46A, x28
From Roebuck Road – Routes: 11

How to Book

To reserve and pay for your UCD accommodation please use the booking link and promotional code found below:

UCD AccommodationPromotional Code
Booking LinkEUSPEN725


Further details on the booking process can be found in the pdf linked here. Please ensure you use the promotional code above when booking, as this will allow you access to the rooms ringfenced for this event.


Recommended hotel accommodation in Dublin can be found in the table below. Preferential room rates have been negotiated by euspen on a first come first served basis.

Hotel NameAddressWebsiteDistance from ConferenceDiscount 
Clayton Hotel BallsbridgeMerrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin,      D04 P3C3,

4.0 km

(10 Mins by Car)

15% Discount with code: RDS15
Maldron Hotel (Merrion Road)Merrion Road, Dublin, D04 K5C2,

4.0 km

(10 Mins by Car

15% Discount applied using the following booking link:

Welcome Reception

On Monday 10th June at 19:00 hrs there will be a Welcome Reception to which all conference delegates are invited. The reception will be held at the O’Reilly Hall at University College Dublin (UCD)  Designed by renowned architects Scott Tallon Walker the impressive O’Reilly Hall, with its imposing façade, it is one of Ireland’s most prestigious venues.

University College Dublin (UCD)
O’Reilly Hall
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Dress code: Informal

This year, we will be kicking off the Welcome Reception within the exhibition area. Our exhibitors are an integral part of our conference and we invite our delegates to join us with an opportunity to catch-up with old and new friends in this high profile venue.  

Networking Dinner

On Wednesday 12th June at 19:30 hrs there will be our Networking Dinner for conference delegates which will be held at the iconic GUINNESS Storehouse.  The evening will begin with the opportunity to wander, listen and savour the magic of a self-guided tour, experiencing the history, heart and soul of Ireland’s most iconic beer before sitting down to a delicious 3-course meal.

The GUINNESS Storehouse sits in the middle of Dublin, in the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery, home of Guinness since 1759.  In days gone by it was a fermentation plant, but today it’s been transformed into Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction.  Designed in the shape of a giant pint glass, standing seven stories high and if filled, it would hold 14.3 million pints!

Dress code: Informal

Address: Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, D08 VF8H, Ireland

Transport: Coach transport to the networking dinner will be provided.  Information to follow.

Menus: Information to follow

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