The Venue

The symposium is being held in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science on the main UCD Belfield Campus in south Dublin.

The Centre is a modern, purpose-built science research and teaching building that incorporates conference and exhibition space, undergraduate teaching and learning facilities and dedicated research facilities across a wide variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre is also home to a number of university Institute.

All of the talks and presentations will take place in the Moore Auditorium, a state-of the-art, purpose-built lecture and conference theatre. The auditorium has been designed with function and ease-of-use in mind and incorporates an extensive audiovisual suite.

The poster sessions, coffee and lunch breaks and the welcome reception will take place in the main concourse area of the Centre, overlooking the UCD Evolution Garden. Sponsor stands will also be accommodated in this area.

Getting to Dublin

Dublin is conveniently served by both an international airport and post, with frequent European and international services to both. Full details of the services to and from Dublin can be found on the Dublin Airport and Dublin Port websites.

Other Irish airports with international services include Cork, Shannon and Ireland West Airport at Knock and all have excellent connections with Dublin.

Getting to UCD

Public Transport

UCD is located in the south of the city, approximately 7 km from the the city centre (O'Connell Street).

The campus is well served by s number of frequent, high-capacity bus services, including the 39a, 46a and 145. Full bus service details can be found on the Dublin Bus website.

The campus is also served by a a number of private operators, such as AirCoach, which provides direct links to and from Dublin Airport.

Full details of how to get to UCD can be found by visiting the Commuiting webpages of the UCD Estate Services website or by going to Transport for Ireland, which covers all modes of transport, including taxis.

Parking on Campus

Parking on campus is quite restricted and demand often exceeds supply. Parking is only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most parking is free, except for specifically designated pay-and-display areas. Please pay particular attention to the designation of individual car parks and visit the UCD Commuting webpages for more details.

Accommodation in Dublin

Dublin is a vibrant capital city with multiple options for accommodation, including hotels, bed and breakfast establishments and AirB'n'B.

ISCLB2019 has arranged for a preferential rate for our attendees at the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan. Full details of this preferential rate and how to avail of it, please login to or create and ISCLB Portal account. Please note that there are only a limited number of rooms at the preferential rate and they will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis by the hotel.

In addition to the Talbot Hotel, there are a number of other hotels in the general area. Details of these hotels are also provided within the ISCLB Portal.

Letter of Invitation

International visitors are asked to check any visa requirements for coming to Ireland. Please note that Ireland is outside the Schengen Area and so non-EU nationals living in other EU countries may need a visa.

Visa applications are made to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) or via your local Irish Embassy, as appropriate. Most visitors will probably apply for a conference visit visa.

INIS recommends that you prepare your application three months before you travel. Complete applications usually take eight weeks for a decision.

As part of your application, you will need to submit and original letter of invitation to ISCLB2019. If you need a letter of invitation, please contact us at the earliest possible opportunity. Please note that it could take up to one week for the original to be posted out and reach you. You should also note that a letter of invitation cannot be issued until the appropriate registration fee has been paid.

If you require further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.