Ireland, known as the land of Saints and Scholars, looks forward to welcoming you and your team from your city. As a global movement, our International Forum is the premier way in which we connect, engage and learn together. As a gathering of servant leaders from your expression of Serve the City, we look forward to serving and inspiring you. Our opening night welcome dinner is in the historic Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of Dublin city. Our main International Forum venue Friday & Saturday will be in the Eurofound Conference Centre in a campus setting south of the city-centre. Come to be inspired and experience the “céad míle fáilte” (a hundred thousand welcomes).

Schedule

Thursday 25 October

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Dinner

Friday 26 October

8:30-18:00

Morning Prayer (optional)
Plenary Session
Lunch
Breakout Sessions
Showcase

Saturday 27 October

8:30-18:00

Morning Prayer (optional)
Plenary Session
Lunch
Breakout Sessions
Marketplace

Sunday 28 October

9:30-12:00

Master Class

Welcome location (Thursday 19:00 - 21:00)

Christchurch Cathedral

Christchurch Pl,
Dublin 8

Our Opening Night Welcome Dinner will be held in the crypts one of Dublin’s most famous attractions, Christchurch Cathedral! Located right in the city centre, this will be a chance to meet and mingle with fellow volunteers from afar in a beautiful and historic setting.

*Dinner is included

FORUM Location (Friday and Saturday, 8:30 - 18:00)

Eurofound Conference Centre

Wyattville Road
D18 KP65 Loughlinstown

The conference itself will be held in the Conference Centre of Eurofound, an Agency of the European Union. Running all day Friday and Saturday, we look forward to bringing you an exciting schedule of workshops, seminars and other events!

*Lunch on both days and dinner on Friday evening are included in the event fee

Master Class Location (Sunday, 9:30 - 12:00)

Dublin Central Mission

The Master Class on the Sunday morning is held in the Large Hall at Dublin Central Mission, 9c Lower Abbey Street, Dublin D01 A3C4. This location is in the middle of the city centre, within walking distance of all public transport options.

Transportation

What are my options for travelling to Dublin?

The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, which has direct connections from over 180 cities in 42 countries.

There are ferry connections from the UK to Dublin Port, but these tend to be more expensive than flying.

 

What travel documents do I need to travel to Ireland?

It is the responsibility of those travelling from overseas to ensure that they have the correct documentation necessary to enter Ireland. Those who require a visa will need a Short stay conference/event visa (also called a “C” visa). For further information please check out the INIS website http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Conference%20or%20Event%20Visa. We are happy to provide an invitation letter if required. Please emailif18@servethecity.netwith your details.

 

What are my transport options for getting to and from Dublin airport?

Public transport options are the Airlink express service from Dublin bus http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/Airport-Services/or the Aircoach (blue bus) https://www.aircoach.ie/. You can use the Leap visitor card (see below) on the Airlink but not on the Aircoach.

There are plenty of taxis at the airport, but this can be an expensive option. Taxis to and from the airport incur an extra charge. Depending on the time of the day a single journey from Eurofound to the Airport can be up to €80. Uber is available in Dublin but is not allowed to use private hire cars. The app mostly used is MyTaxi.

You can also hire a car at Dublin airport. However, bear in mind that we drive on the left. You will most likely be charged for car parking at Dublin hotels in the city centre, but this option might work if you opt to stay in suburban areas of Dublin (do check the distance to Eurofound and allow 1 hour for rush hour traffic in the morning).

Dublin Train / Tram map

 

What are my transport options for getting to and from the event in Dublin?

The most financially sound and sustainable option for you would be to purchase a 3-day Leap visitor card for €19.50. This gives unlimited travel on the #747 Airlink bus from the airport, on Dublin bus, the Luas (tram) and the Dart (rail within Dublin) for three days. It would be best to buy this before you leave Dublin airport, either at the Bus & Travel Information Desk (T1 Arrivals) or in the Spar shop (T2 Arrivals) – see https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-visitor-card

Public transport routes can be checked on https://www.transportforireland.ie/.

 

Getting to Eurofound

  1. By Car. Driving from Dublin Airport via M50 motorway south bound and JUNCTION 16 – CHERRYWOOD / LOUGHLINSTOWN. When you leave the M50 at this junction you will be on a road facing towards the sea and heading on the R118 to Dun Laoghaire/Ferry Port. (Note: there is an electronic toll on M50 each way).
  2. Public transport from the city centre

Luas (green line) from city centre College Green/Trinity stop south to Brides Glen (just after Sandyford Stop – note ‘Sandyford’ Luas terminates at Sandyford). Maps of Luas stops can be found here. Travel time from the city centre to Brides Glen is about 40 minutes, and from there it is about a 15-minute walk to Eurofound.

Accomodation

Participants are responsible for securing their own accommodation.

Dublin has lots of accommodation options to suit every budget, but please note that the conference takes place over a ‘bank holiday’ weekend and therefore we recommend that you book your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The cheapest option is to stay in a hostel. There is a wide variety available in Dublin city centre, see here https://www.hostelworld.com/

If you are going to book a hotel, please remember that the cheapest rates are usually available if you book directly on the hotel website.

For those who want to stay in a hotel in the heart of Dublin, mid-range city centre hotels include: Jurys Inn, Temple Bar Inn and Academy Plaza Hotel.

There are no hotels in the immediate vicinity of Eurofound, but there are hotels in Dun Laoghaire, Killiney, Sandyford and Leopardstown that are within driving distance of Eurofound.

If you prefer self-catering Staycity and Airbnb have a wide range of options available to suit every budget.

A limited amount of accommodation in host homes may be available, please contact us at if18@servethecity.netif you wish to request this.

Contact

If you have any further questions or queries about Serve the City International Forum 2018 or about applying for financial assistance to attend the event, please email if18@servethecity.net.

Travel Documents

It is the responsibility of those travelling from overseas to ensure that they have the correct documentation necessary to enter Ireland. Those who require a visa will need a Short stay conference/event visa (also called a “C” visa). For further information please check out the INIS website http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Conference%20or%20Event%20Visa. We are happy to provide an invitation letter if required. Please email if18@servethecity.net with your details.

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