Event Location and Travel Information

About Dublin

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has been Ireland's capital city since medieval times.

The name "Dublin" is said to be derived from the Irish "Dubh Linn" meaning Black Pool and comes from the River Liffey, which runs through the centre of the city. The Liffey divides Dublin in two - the more working-class Northside is known for its colourful markets and street traders, while the more chic, fashionable Southside has a certain reputation for snobbery.

Dublin City covers an area of approx 115km squared and has a population of about half a million. Shops are generally open from 9am to 6pm every day, with late opening on Thursday, usually until 9pm. Many city centre shops also open on Sunday, between 12pm and 6pm. There are also a number of 24-hr shops, generally found outside the city centre.

In spite of its relatively small size, Dublin still has the feel of a European capital. It provides the hotels and restaurants to be expected of a large city, excellent facilities for shopping, and entertainment facilities including the famous Abbey Theatre, founded by W. B. Yeats and his patron, Lady Gregory. Dublin is a city of pubs, churches, grand buildings and fine museums, and has some of the finest original Georgian architecture in the world. The best way to get around the city is on foot, and nowhere is really too far to walk. The city also boasts wonderful parks, including the largest enclosed urban park in Europe - the 712 acres of the Phoenix Park.

Dublin enjoys a mild, temperate, oceanic climate - average temperatures during the summer range from 5°C to 20°C, generally staying between 10°C and 15°C in June. Rain is common, even in the summer, but generally brief and light.

The Conference Venue

The Burlington
Upper Leeson Street,
Dublin 4,

The Burlington is a Dublin institution, always at the heart of the action and central to the whole whirl of Dublin life. Its lively bars and restaurants and friendly open charm conspire to create an atmosphere that is hard to forget. Ireland's largest conference hotel, it is centrally located - just a 5 minute walk to the city centre.

Ground floor facilities
2 restaurants
3 bars

Rate: € 165 per single room B&B
Rate: € 197 per executive single room B&B
Rate: € 190 per double room B&B

Hotel Grading: 4*

Here you will find a list of hotels that allow a discount for ApacheCon attendees.

Traveling to ApacheCon Europe 2006

By Air

Getting to Dublin by air is increasingly easy and popular - with many airlines opening new routes and the emergence of cheap air-travel in Europe, there has never been a better time to fly to Dublin. Dublin's international airport (code: DUB) is situated about 10km north of the city centre, and is well serviced by buses and taxis.

Getting from the Airport to The Burlington Hotel

Dublin Airport: 8 miles

Driving Directions: Exit the airport and take the M1 motorway towards the city centre. As you approach the city, you will pass under a railway bridge on Drumcondra Road. Take the next left onto Clonliffe Road. Continue along East Wall Road which takes you to the East Link Bridge. Coming off the bridge take a left onto York Road, and at the end of the road take a right onto Bremen Grove. Continue along onto Bath Avenue, then Haddington Road, reaching Mespil Road with the canal on your right hand side. Take the last left before you reach the traffic lights, onto Sussex Road, and continue along for 400m. The hotel is located on the left hand side. You can also take the Aircoach located just outside the arrivals hall. These will drop you outside the hotel, and cost €7 one-way or €12 return. A taxi will cost up to €25.

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