EMASS Dublin 2010



The Conference is being held in the Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Click here for directions


International Links
Dublin Airport is connected to most major European and North American cities and has extensive low fair connections (see Aer Lingus and Ryanair). If you can't fly direct then there are regular (and very cheap) links to all of the major London airports.

If traveling from the UK there are cheap ferry options direct to Dublin from Liverpool and Holyhead with Irish Ferries, Stena Line and P&O.

Local Links to UCD
There is a direct bus service from the airport to UCD that costs €6 one way (Leopardstown Route). This bus also drops to the city centre.

There are a large number of regular bus routes to UCD. The most reliable and frequent (46a and 10) leave from Nassau St beside Trinity college.

A taxi from the city centre to UCD will cost about €15-€20 depending on traffic, time etc.


There are a large number of accommodation options near UCD. The University is located on major bus routes from the city centre and the airport.

Accommodation costs having been going down dramatically in recent times so we would advise you to shop around and to haggle where needed! You may get the best rates by ringing or emailing directly rather than going through websites. This listing is not an endorsement of any of these options, only a guide to what is available.

Useful Websites
Discover Ireland (Official Irish government tourism website)
Tripadvisor (excellent for customer reviews)

Hostel Accomodation
Hostel World
Hostel Bookers
Dublin Hostels
Dublin.ie Hostels

Herbert Lodge Hostel, 65 Morehampton Road
Herbert Lodge Hostel Dublin is a Victorian house specialising in providing hostel accommodation on a nightly, short-term, weekly basis to visitors & tourists to Ireland. Located near UCD, RDS Ballsbridge, RTE in Donnybrook & Ranelagh. Herbert Lodge is centrally located in the village of Donnybrook 1.5 miles from Dublin’s south city centre at St. Stephens Green and Grafton Street.

Avalon House, 55 Aungier St.
Why stay at our hostel? Because we're the best and cheapest hostel in Dublin. We are the only hostel in Ireland to be a member of Europe's Famous Hostels. We are one of Dublin's longest established hostels (since 1991). Winner of the IHH Best City Hostel 2009. We are the most eco friendly hostel in Dublin with solar powered water heaters, wind energy and full recycling facilities. Avalon House is in the heart of Dublin city centre with loads of extras like free internet and WiFi,free breakfast, table tennis, cinema, and loads more.

The Times Hostel, 8 College St.

The Times Hostel is one of the newest additions to Dublin’s Hostel Network. We are located right in the heart of Dublin city centre, between O’Connell Street and historic Trinity College, a perfect location for exploring everything that Dublin has to offer.
We are dedicated to making your stay in Dublin a truly memorable experience. That’s why we offer our guests a clean, modern, stylish and fun hostel equipped with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free phone calls to 40 countries, en suite bathrooms and much more. And all of this is just a two minute walk from Temple Bar, the centre of Dublin’s famous nightlife. If you want cleanliness, style and a fun atmosphere... then we are the place for you. How great is that, you don’t need a taxi at the end of the night! We look forward to meeting you!

Ashfield House, 19-20 D'Olier St.
Ashfield House Hostel is the most centrally located hostel in Dublin situated between Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge and 1 minutes walk from Temple Bar, Grafton Street and Dublin Citys many tourist attractions - our location is second-to-none!

Litton Lane Hostel, 2-4 Litton Lane
Litton Lane Hostel is the most centrally located hostel in Dublin City Centre as well as being the most relaxing. Whether you have just a few days in Dublin or are hoping to base yourself here permanently let us at Litton Lane help you every step of the way.
We can provide good nightly and weekly rates with breakfast and linen included. We also have an
in-house laundry, internet, TV and a 24hr reception.

Abbey Hotel, 52 Middle Abbey St.

The Abbey Hotel in Dublin city is located in the heart of the Dublin hotel accommodation district and can be classified as one of the Dublin hotels that is truly near the Temple Bar Hotels area central to the City center area within minutes walk of all the major Dublin tourist attractions. It is serviced by all the major links including the Luas, Busaras and Dart services and is within a few minutes walk from the "O2". Croke Park and the Academy is easily accessible from our City Center Dublin Hotel.
Over the years the Abbey Hotel staff have stood out amongst their peers within the hotel industry in Dublin as being both professional and friendly to all those that visit Dublin City Hotels.

Bed and Breakfast Accomodation
If booking a B&B be sure to check how long it would take to travel to UCD during rush hour. Central locations should be fine.

Map of B&Bs near UCD here.

Donnybrook Hall Bed and Breakfast, 6 Belmont Ave.
Donnybrook Hall Bed and Breakfast Accommodation is a welcoming, family run 4 star boutique hotel in the central Dublin location of Donnybrook.Ashfield Guest House, 5 Clonskeagh Road

Donnybrook Lodge Guesthouse, 131 Stillorgan Rd.
Why not relax in one Dublin's most prime locations offering you a home away from home. Ideally situated close to the city centre within minutes of the city centre. All rooms are ensuite and spacious. Recently refurbished with direct dial telephones, parking and cable tv. Whether you comming for a short term break or long term Donnybrook is just the right place. Located only minutes walk away from UCD university and the RTE studios and close to the city centre. Offering the most competitive rates in town we will beat any quote lowest prices gauranteed

Ashfield House, 19 D'Olier St.
Whether you come to Dublin for business, holiday, or a special event, you will find Ashfield House ideally located: a stroll away from UCD, RDS, Belfield and Richview Business parks, Lansdowne Road, Ranelagh and Clonskeagh. Donnybrook home of Leinster Rugby is so close that you can hear the crowd! With a bus stop right outside our door, you can be in Dublin City Centre, Croke Park, Dundrum Town Centre or Marlay Park in 15 minutes! Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation is designed to meet your budget, with en suite rooms and economy singles, and a Full Irish Breakfast to set you up for the day. Ashfield House is the quality alternative to expensive Hotels!

Leeson Bridge House, 1 Upper Leeson St
The Leeson Bridge Guest House is located on Leeson Street Bridge, in the heart of Dublin City an exclusive area of Dublin city close to St Stephens Green and graciously over looks Dublin's Grand Canal on a street of Dublin Georgian Houses, is full of character and old world charms with high decorative ceilings, old furniture and a very warm Dublin welcome for our guests. This lovely Bed and Breakfast is very close to St Stephens Green and all the attractions of Dublin city - concert and exhibition centres, theatres, lively pubs, restaurants and the main shopping areas of Dublin city. The Leeson Bridge Guest House is easily accessibly to the Dublin city Airport, Dublin Port and Dunlaoighre ferries and Dublin Train Stations by local Buses, Taxis, Luas and Dublin Dart train services with the Aircoach stopping outside our door. The Leeson Bridge Guest House offers guests a relaxing and stress free visit to Dublin for a vacation or Business Trip. For those departing before 7am why not avail of our grab and go breakfast !!

Abbeyleigh Guest House, 28 Upper Leeson St.
Welcome to the Abbeyleigh House home page, in the heart of Georgian Dublin.Conveniently located on Upper Leeson Street, just off St.Stephens Green, Abbeyleigh House is a five minute stroll past the fabulous redbricked houses, through the Green, to Grafton Street, which boasts some of Dublin’s most exclusive shops and highstreet favourites. Just off Grafton Street you can find many of the city’s best known pubs, where you can pop in for a quiet pint, or a traditional pub lunch. Other famous sights the city has to offer include Trinity College, Temple Bar, The National Gallery of Ireland and Christ Church, all of which ar within walking distance.

Self Catering
Brookman Town Homes
Donnybrook Manor is a community of modern houses set it its own parklands, set back off the main road (N11) in the heart of Dublin 4, Dublin's most prestigious area. Our Town Houses can be rented from 2 nights, depending on the time of year. Around the corner in Donnybrook Village there’s an excellent selection of the finest gourmet food stores guaranteeing the finest of provisions for home-cooked feasts. There are also lots of great restaurants and pubs all within a 5 mins walk! City centre is 3km, with easy access on foot or by bus. Buses pass very close by every few minutes. Herbert Park, with its wonderful gardens, children’s playground, tennis courts, and large duck pond, is a five minute walk from Donnybrook Manor.

StayDublin Apartments
Our generous budget accommodation provides the best budget option for the more cost conscious visitor without compromising on comfort and convenience. All self catering apartments come fully furnished with bed linen and towels also provided. With fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, microwave oven, TV/DVD players and lounge/dining area, we offer extreme value alternatives based upon a per person sharing basis while providing you with a lot more comfort and convenience! With our one bedroom apartments capable of sleeping up to three persons, our two bedroom apartments capable of sleeping up to five persons and our three bedroom apartments capable of sleeping up to seven persons, we offer the best value in budget accommodation for small or large groups.

Hotel Accomodation
Stillorgan Park Hotel
The Stillorgan Park Hotel offer preferential rates for UCD as well as a complimentary shuttle bus that services UCD and the City Centre. The UCD rates are: €79 room only per room per night, €89 Bed & Breakfast – Double Room for single occupancy per night €99 Bed & Breakfast or double/twin room per night.

The Radisson SAS St Helen's is also very close to UCD and is a 5 star hotel. Most city centre hotels are convenient (by bus) to UCD.