Venue and local information

The 47th European Transport Conference will be held at Dublin Castle in Ireland,  from 9 – 11 October 2019


"Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction. We hope you enjoy your visit."
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Unparalleled Facilities in the Heart of Dublin

"Dublin Castle has been holding events for 800 years; that’s what you’d call a proven track record. The Castle is in the heart of the city and the heart of Irish history. Past events include the handing over of the Castle to Michael Collins in 1922, EU presidencies in 1996, 2004 and 2013, the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2011, and the celebrations marking the passage of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015. The Castle today is one of the country’s premier cultural sites and is used by the Government for prestigious functions of State, most significantly the inauguration of the President."

How to get there:

Arriving by Public Transport

For the best up-to-date journey planner, please use:

From the airport

Bus: Take the 747 bus from outside of the airport terminal to the Carnegie Centre stop in Lord Edward Street, Dublin City South. The venue is a four minute walk away. Journey approximately 44 minutes.  


A cab from Dublin Airport to Dublin Castle will cost approximately €26.50. Cabs are metered so the price will be dependent on traffic.

Venue Co-ordinates for GPS:
Latitude: 53.342686 (53°20' 33.6696'' N)

Longitude: -6.267118 (6° 16' 1.6248'' W


Journey Planner App for Android and iPhone

As well as Public Transport, it also has an excellent cycling and walking facility, please use the link below to download this invaluable app.


Conference Dinner Venue - The Round Room at the Mansion House



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We are delighted to announce that the conference dinner will be held at the historic Round Room at Mansion House, Dublin, Thursday 10 October 1930 onwards commencing with pre-dinner drinks sponsored by Aimsun.

Built in 1710, The Mansion House has been the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin since 1715. Joshua Dawson; after whom Dawson Street is named; built the Mansion House and was the first to develop this area of the city which was once marshlands.  The Round Room was built in 1821 to receive King George IV as it was deemed that there was no room grand enough in the city to receive royalty.

It was in this room, in 1919, that the first Dail Eireann was held; making the first definitive parliamentary move for Home Rule.  Seventy of the elected Irish representatives did not attend Westminster but pledged to the first Irish parliamentary meeting ever held in Ireland instead.  In 1921, 100 years after the room was built to receive the British Monarch, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was ratified here. The ratification ended the Anglo-Irish War, created Ireland as a Free State and caused the Civil War.  Like the Supper Room, The Round Room has remained a prominent feature in the Dublin social and political scene. It also was a cultural centre in the formative years of the Free State, and later the Republic. Today, the venue is regarded as Ireland’s premier conference and gala dinner venue. 

The facilities have been modernised to “turnkey state of the art” within a unique dome shaped venue that was built for a king!


Association For
European Transport

Forester House
Doctors Lane,
Henley-in-Arden B95 5AW,
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 15 64 793552


VAT number: 710 1866 64

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