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Directions for Conference

Getting to DCU

M50 Southbound
Proceed along the M1 until you come to the roundabout that intersects with the M50 (Junction 3). Proceed along the M50 and take the Ballymun Road exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take a left and drive through Ballymun. Turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approximately 500 metres). DCU is located to the right after the third set of traffic lights on Collins Avenue.

M50 Northbound
Drive through the Westlink toll bridge and continue along the M50 until the Ballymun exit (Junction 4). At the traffic lights on the roundabout, take the third exit and drive through Ballymun. Then follow the directions for DCU as outlined above.

From City Centre
Follow the airport road, which takes you through Drumcondra along the N1, towards the M1. Continue past the junction for Griffith Avenue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads, turn left onto Collins Avenue. Continue along Collins Avenue until you pass St. Aidan’s CBS on your left-hand side. DCU is located just after the school.

Public Transport
DCU is served by the following busses:
Ballymun Road: 4, 9, 11, 13, 17a,
DCU Helix: 31d, 42d, 44, 70d, 104
Swords Road: 1, 16, 33, 41, 41a, 41b, 41c
Collins Avenue: 109a (Kells), 126 (Naas)


Getting to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport is located within Northwood Park, Santry Demesne, off the old airport road and beside Morton Athletic Stadium. 3km from Dublin Airport and 1km from M1, Santry exit. The distance to Dublin city centre is 6km.

Directions from Heuston Station - Dublin City Centre by car:
•    Head northeast on St.John Rd W/N4 toward Victoria Quay/N4 - continue to follow N4
•    Turn right at Wolfe Tone Quay/N4 - continue to follow N4
•    Turn left at Church st/N1
•    Turn right at Stirrup Ln
•    Turn left at Beresford St
•    Turn right at N1
•    Take the exit towards R104/Seantrabh/Santry
•    Merge onto Swords Rd
•    Turn left at Northwood Ave
Directions from Heuston Station - Dublin City Centre by public transport:
•    Take the Luas red line from Heuston Station to Abbey Street
•    Take the 33, 41, 41b or 41c from Abbey street

Getting to DCU from the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Directions by car:
•    Head north on Northwood Park
•    Turn right to stay on Northwood Park
•    Turn right towards Santry Avenue / R104
•    Turn right onto Santry Avenue / R104
•    Turn left onto R108
•    Turn left onto R103
•    DCU campus will be on the right hand side
•    Having turned into DCU, the multi floor car park will be on the right after 100m

Directions by public transport:
•    Walk to Santry Avenue / R104 (5 mins)
•    Take the 17a towards Blanchardstown Shopping Centre for 5 stops (8 mins)
•    Walk east on Glasnevin Avenue / R103; take a slight right onto Collins Avenue Extension / R103 (7 mins)

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