General information for visitors and tourists

Dublin General information

Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett.

The city’s attractions include castles, museums, art galleries, pubs and cafes. Within half an hour of the city are mountain walks, stately homes and gardens, numerous golf courses, sandy beaches and fishing villages. The conference venue is located right in the centre of the city and is very easy to navigate around with everything within walking distance. Ask for a city map to ensure you are familiar with the city.

Access from Dublin Airport to Dublin City

There are a number of private and public bus services that operate from outside the airport arrivals terminal:

Aircoach, a privately run bus service, operates between the airport and a number of city hotels and locations.

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Airlink (bus 747), operated by Dublin Bus, will bring you directly from the airport to Busaras, the central bus station, located in the city.

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AerDart is a combined bus and train service that will bring you from Dubin Airport to any DART station along the route for an all-inclusive price.

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The Visitor Leap Card (Dublin city wide travel card)The Leap Visitor Card is the convenient public transport ticket for tourists and visitors to Dublin. It takes you anywhere you want to go in the city and suburbs for the following time periods; 24 hours, 3 days, 7 days.

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Please note it is also possible to get to Ireland by a Ferry either directly into Dublin or via ports in Rosslare and Belfast. Dublin Port is located in the city centre.

Shopping

Dublin has a busy city centre shopping area around Grafton Street and Henry Street. There is a huge range of products to bring home – from traditional Irish hand-made crafts to international designer labels. Shopping hours in general are from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, with shops open until 8.00pm on Thursdays, and many shops open from 2.00pm – 6.00pm on Sunday. Dundrum Town Centre is a large shopping centre located in South Dublin. The LUAS Green Line serves Dundrum Town Centre from St. Stephens Green to Brides Glen. The Dundrum and Balally stops are only a few minutes-walk from the centre.

Ireland General information

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.

Tipping – A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs and bars. Tip cabs 10% and porters 60c per bag.

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

Foreign exchange, banking facilities

The official currency in Ireland is the euro (EUR). All the major credit cards are accepted in places displaying the emblem at the entrance. Currency exchange booths are available at the airport terminals, railway stations, travel agencies, banks and various places in the city. The exchange rates applied may vary. Traveller’s cheques and convertible currency may be exchanged at these facilities. Major credit cards are usually accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops in the city. Obtaining cash against ATM or credit cards is very easy from the ATM cash machines that can be found at almost each bank office, hotel or on the street.

Electricity

The electrical supply in Ireland is 230v 50hz. The plugs and sockets are different from the USA involving a three-pronged formation, the same as those used in the United Kingdom. If your appliances operate on a different current (such as those from North America) you will need a power converter and plug adapter.

Time

Ireland uses Irish Standard Time (IST, UTC+01:00; Irish: Am Caighdeánach Éireannach) in the summer months and Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0; Meán-Am Greenwich) in the winter period.

Temperature

Ireland enjoys relatively cool summers. The daily temperature in August is on average 16 °C. Dublin enjoys reasonable sunshine in August with unpredictable rain showers. These rain showers generally don’t last long, but it is recommended that you have an umbrella or light rain gear to hand.

Liability and insurance

Conference organisers do not in general, accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements to obtain health, travel and property insurance before their departure to the conference.


Visa and travel

Travel by air

With up to 50 airlines reaching 150 direct destinations Dublin is the ideal location for Internet of Things 4 Food Conference. The airport is located just 12km outside the city. It’s a 10-15min drive from Dublin Airport to the Internet of Things 4 Food Conference Venue – UCD.

For more information on Dublin Airport please visit www.daa.ie

Visa information

You should check whether visa is needed when entering the country. On request, the Organizing Committee will issue invitation letters for visa applications. Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. Please indicate during the registration if you need a personal invitation to attend the conference. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.

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