The conference venue will be the O’Brien Centre for Science on the campus of University College Dublin (UCD), which is about 5 km south of Dublin city centre. There are some pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the campus, but many more in the city centre and a more lively atmosphere. The conference dinner will be held at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), which is in the city centre. There are very frequent buses to and from the city centre (about 30 minutes journey time from bus stop to campus including waiting for buses). You may prefer to base yourself in the city centre or closer to the campus.
A wide range of accommodation is available in the city centre, including backpacker hostels, Airbnb’s and hotels at a range of prices. I recommend you search Airbnb or an accommodation booking site such as Booking.com, Trivago or Trip Advisor to find something to suit your preference. For convenience to bus routes serving UCD, it would be better to stay south or the river Liffey or close to the north bank and near the city centre itself – anywhere within a short walk of TCD would work. The Temple Bar area immediately west of TCD is well situated and includes some good budget accommodation, but can be noisy. Hotels around St Stephens Green or Merrion Square would generally be quieter but may be more expensive.
If you would prefer to stay closer to the UCD campus, the main options are:
The Radisson Blu St Helen’s – which is a 10 minute walk from the campus but quite expensive.
The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan is south of the campus – about 30 minutes on foot or 10 minutes on a bus or taxi.
The Clayton Hotel Burlington Road is on the southern edge of the city centre – about 45 mins walk (or a short bus or taxi ride) from the UCD campus and a 30 minute walk from TCD.