About Dublin

There are many layers to the city of Dublin amongst which every visitor finds their niche. It is a bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million and is home to over 100 different nationalities all of whom contribute to the fabric of Dublin. While it has a genuine cosmopolitan feel, Dublin has still managed to retain its own distinct culture which is expressed in a love of literature, drama, traditional music and sport.

Dublin is one of the oldest cities in Europe and with ancient churches, grand buildings and fine museums, cultural riches abound. From the ancient to the avant-garde, from history, architecture, literature, art and archaeology to the performing arts Dublin has it, with the real advantage to the visitor being that everything is contained within a small area. Furthermore, Dublin boasts the largest park to be found in a European City, the Phoenix Park.

When congress business is over, there is a wealth of activities and culture. Browsing the shops on Dublin’s Grafton Street is a renowned pastime as the shopping can also be combined with sight-seeing. The city is abundant with unique buildings and quirky stores; and the streets are always bustling. Of course, the quintessential Dublin Pub provides the focal point of Dublin’s social life, illuminating the vibrant hues of Dubliners and their culture. Conversation flows freely unleashing the unique atmosphere that defines the city.

Due to Dublin’s coastal location, the sea is an integral part of Dublin life. This inheritance allows for a wide variety of water activities, sports or just strolling. Inland, Dublin offers a pick of events from greyhound racing, a variety of many fine gardens, old stately homes and picturesque parklands.

Practical Information

The Conference Organising Committee or its agents will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss or accidents incurred during the conference. Delegates are strongly advised to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident or loss. Where a delegate has to cancel for medical reasons, the normal cancellation policy will apply. It is recommended that citizens from EU countries bring with them a current EHIC card.

What to Pack
The conference sessions and social events will require smart-casual dress. Rainwear and comfortable shoes are advised for Ireland in November.

Tax Refunds
Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.

The weather in Ireland in November is quite cold during this time of the year. the city sees winter conditions set it gradually through the course of the month. With an average temperature of about 8 degrees Celsius and average highs and lows in the range between 10 degrees Celsius and 5 degrees Celsius.

The currency in Ireland is the Euro.

Smoking Policy
Under Irish law smoking and vaping are not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.

In Ireland, the power plugs and sockets are of type G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. 

From November until February, Ireland operates on GMT 0 hour Greenwich Mean Time