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Trinity is located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament (now a branch of the Bank of Ireland). The campus occupies 47 acres (190,000 m²), with many buildings, both old and new, ranged around large courts (known as "squares") and two playing fields.

The conference will be held in the Hamilton Building, in the heart of Trinity College.

This page is intended to give you some hints which might be useful in making your travel arrangements. You should of course check the details with your own travel agent or carrier.

Getting to Dublin

By Air

Ireland is well served by (direct) flights from many European and North American cities, as well as many locations in the United Kingdom. Flights are operated by airlines including Adria Airways, Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air Southwest, Air Transat, American Airlines, British Airways, bmi, Centralwings, Cityjet, Continental, Czech Airlines, Delta, Estonian Air, Etihad Airways, Flybe, FlyGlobespan, Germanwings, Iberia, Lithuanian Airlines, Luftansa, Luxair, Malev Airlines, Ryanair, S7, SAS, Sky Europe, Swiss Airlines, Turkish Airlines and US Airways.

Most flights arrive in Dublin airport.

From Dublin Airport to the City Center

Dublin airport is about 5 miles from the city center. The easiest way to get to the center is by Taxi and should cost €20-25 (as of April 2009).

Dublin Bus also runs the Airlink express bus service from the airport to Bus Aras (Dublin's central bus station). Airlink buses depart about 3-4 times per hour during the day. Airlink fares: Adult Single €6.00, Return €10.00 (as of April 2009).

Aircoach provides a luxury coach service between Dublin airport and Dublin city center and serves Dublin's top hotels. Aircoach fares: Adult Single €7, Return €12 (as of April 2009).

Other bus services to and from Dublin Airport can be found here.

You can check the airport website for more information.

By Ferry

If you're coming from the United Kingdom or continental Europe and planning to stay a while in Ireland, you might consider bringing your car.

Irish Ferries operates car ferries from:

  • Holyhead to Dublin

  • Pembroke to Rosslare

  • Roscoff to Rosslare

  • Le Havre to Rosslare

  • Cherbourg to Rosslare

Stenaline operates ferries from:

  • Holyhear to Dun Laoghaire (essentially a suburb of Dublin), and
  • Fishguard to Rosslare

P&O operates ferries from Liverpool to Dublin.

Getting to Trinity College

Detailed directions to Trinity College.

From Bus Aras

Trinity College is a 10 mins walk from Bus Aras via the Sean O'Casey bridge. You can find a detailed map here.

From Connolly Station

Connolly Station is located approximately 1 km north of Trinity College. Using the southbound Pearse Station. Pearse Station is just off the East End of the Trinity College Campus.

From Heuston Station

Heuston Station is located 2km west of Trinity College. There is no direct DART metro link between Heuston and the City Center, however Dublin bus numbers 67, 67a and 67X all travel to the City Centre. Alternatively a Luas tram connects Heuston station with the City Center/Connolly Station.

From Dublin Ferry Port

Dublin Ferryport is situated 2 miles from the centre of Dublin. If you are travelling by car the ferryport provides easy access to and from all parts of Ireland as all the main roads radiate from Dublin. For passengers who are travelling without cars a shuttle bus service provides transfers to and from the main bus station.

You can find a detailed map of the port here.

Dates & News

Conference dates
16th-19th June 2009


Full Programme [pdf]
now available.


Technical Programme


Tutorial:
Composition-Oriented Software Engineering


Keynote Speakers

IEEE Computing Now