Travel Information for Delegates (& other useful info)


Conference Information

The conference will be held at the UCD Humanities Institute and nearby venues. Please come first to the UCD Humanities Institute to let us know you’ve arrived, get a nametag, and pick up a conference program. If you have internet access on your phone, this campus map is very handy: Just enter Humanities Institute in the search line, and follow away. The HI also has detailed driving and parking directions here:

To Dublin From the Airport

 Dublin is served by Dublin International Airport, which is located north of Dublin City Centre. There are frequent connecting buses from the airport to the city centre, including a special shuttle service, Airlink which brings passengers directly to Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin).

Aircoach operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD.

From Dublin to UCD

Most of you will be arriving from Dublin city centre, and the easiest way to get to UCD’s Belfield campus is to take a city bus. The 46A, 145, and 39A buses go through the centre of town and come directly to campus. Timetables are more suggestions than schedules, and buses can be quite busy around rush hour times. From the city centre, leave yourself at least 45 minutes to catch a bus and find your way across the UCD campus.
NB: All Dublin Bus buses have wifi.

Catching a bus

Have loose change, as the bus doesn’t accept bills, and you’ll need to pay with exact change. Just tell the driver you are going to UCD, and she or he will tell you the fare. From city centre, the cash fare is €2.80. You can plan your journey on

Arriving at UCD

The 39A bus terminates at UCD, so no need to worry about getting off at the right stop. If you catch the 46A or 145, just press one of the red stop buttons when the electronic sign on the bus says UCD, or ask the driver to point out the campus. Many people get off at campus; you won’t miss it.

Both the 46A and the 145 set down on Stillorgan road. With your back to the bus, walk toward the overpass you’ve just passed. You’ll turn left at the light, cross the overpass/bridge over the motorway and be on campus. You will be able to follow the crowd.


Taxis are very easy to hail in town or from one of many taxi stands on main streets or in front of hotels. If you need to pay by card, be sure to ask the driver before you get in whether she or he accepts cards.

If you like pay-by-phone apps, MyTaxi is the most prominent one in Dublin. You can download it, add a credit card, and call a taxi anywhere that your phone is internet connected.


Avoid driving to campus if at all possible. Parking is extremely tight, though there are a few spots available for 3 Euro per day. For driving and parking directions, see here:


Conference Registration

Conference Registration and the brief morning welcome will be in the Humanities Institute. Conference signs with arrows will guide you from the two campus bus stops to the HI. If you’ve internet on your phone, this interactive campus map is really helpful:

At The Conference

Conference WiFi
Eduroam is in operation in University College Dublin. Visitors must have their wireless clients configured to use WPA2 with AES encryption and have tested their authentication before arriving on-site. Our IT Services do not provide technical support for connecting to Eduroam so you should direct any queries to your home institution and check your settings before arriving. Open guest campus Wifi access is also available.

Conference Media

We’ll be doing our best to tweet updates and continue the conversations from @theIAAS, using the hashtag #IAAS2018. A plenary podcast will be available a few days after the conclusion of the conference. We’ll also be taking some pictures to commemorate the event. If you object to being photographed during your talk, please let us know in advance.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, and follow the conference on facebook and twitter.



Twitter:  @theIAAS


Plenary + Conference Awards + Conference Dinner

  • The Alan Graham Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Sue Currell (Reader in American Literature at the University of Sussex). The title of Dr Currell’s lecture is ‘Good Genes, Great Genes: Popular Eugenics and the American Body Politic’ 4.00-5.30 pm Friday 27th April


  • UCD will be delighted to host the presentation of IAAS Awards 5:30-6.30, Friday 27th April (venue tbc on Campus)


  • The Conference Dinner will be held on Friday 27th April in Dublin city centre (after awards at UCD) at the Cavern (on Baggot Street)

Dinner will be at @7.15pm. This will not be a ‘sit down meal’ but enable circulation with an abundance of different platters around the bar and courtyard. If you have any dietary requirements, please specify this when booking your place. All those intending to come to dinner must register and pay in advance. The cost is ­­­­28 euro­­­­­ (which includes one glass of prosecco) which can be paid when registering for the conference.


Below is some more detailed information and suggestions for accommodation in the area and in the city. We are not in a position to book accommodation for you.

Hotel nearby

The Mespil Hotel  is near UCD. You can book a room online here:

Or call the hotel direct: +353 1 488 4600.

Other nearby hotels

If the Mespil doesn’t suit your needs, please consult, airbnb or your favorite travel site to find accommodation. The list below is for your information only and doesn’t constitute an endorsement or suggestion for any of these accommodations.


Guesthouses and Hotels—Southside and City Centre

Donnybrook Hall

Morehampton Townhouse

Waterloo Lodge Townhouse

The Fitzwilliam Townhouse

Latchfords Townhouse – Baggot Street

Baggot Court Townhouse

Ariel House

Kildare St. Hotel

Harcourt Hotel

Camden Hotel

Maldron Hotel Pearse St

Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge

Mespil Hotel

Hampton Hotel

Ballsbridge Hotel

Blooms Hotel