Exhibitions and Fairs in Dublin
The capital of the Republic of Ireland, situated on the estuary of River Liffey, hosts since the mid-'90s the European headquarters of many multinationals in the information technology sector. Dublin is also an important financial center. The city’s trade show venue is CCD, Convention Centre Dublin, in Dublin 1, and is housed in the Spencer Dock.
How to reach Dublin and the Convention Center
Dublin port has frequent ferry services from/to Swansea, South Wales, and Liverpool. Dublin International Airport, 10 km north of the historical centre, handles a traffic of 21 million passengers and is home to the headquarters of the low cost airline Ryanair. Dublin Convention Center is about twenty minutes away from the airport, to which it is connected by Airlink Express Buses.
Where to stay in Dublin
The hotel offer in Dublin is very wide. The city, a great center for business, tourism and education, offers visitors dozens of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to budget accommodation. 4 and 5 star hotels in Dublin are located at Temple Bar, the nightlife and shopping district, and also in the city centre. Cheaper lodging options are available close to Trinity College, the prestigious university, and in the most popular areas, as Ballymun and Dolphin's Barn. Other cheap hotels are found near Fitzwilliam Square.
Hot spots in Dublin for the after-show
Fun in Dublin is definitely in the area of Temple Bar, south of River Liffey. Here are bars restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy the legendary Guinness, but also many stores for shopping. Of course, the most popular venue in the district is... Pub Temple Bar. Temple Bar continues along Fleet Street, another shopping street in Dublin. A trip to Dublin Zoo, within Phoenix Park, a city park of over 700 hectares, may be a good idea to spend your after-show afternoons.