Getting to Geocomputation 2007
Air Maynooth is approximately 30 kilometres from Dublin Airport (link). It is easily
accessible by car (approx 40 minutes) via the M50 and N4 national routes. The airport has low-cost routes from most UK and European airports as well as intercontinental flights and connections.
Please Note: special coaches are planned for pick-up at Dublin Airport on the day pre-ceeding the conference (Sunday, 2nd September) and for return transportation to the airport after the closing session of the conference (Wednesday, 5th September). Participants wishing to avail of this service should book flights to arrive in Dublin before 19.00 on the 2nd of September and leave after 16.00 on the 5th of September. Flight details should be provided to the organisers when registering for the conference.
Sea Maynooth is also approximately 30 kilometres from the ferryports at Dublin and Dun Laoghaire (view on google maps). There are connecting trains to/from Maynooth with the fast-ferry from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead which is easily accessible from most UK cities.
Maynooth is also very well served by public transportation from Dublin City.
Trains operating from Dublin's Connolly Station (view on google maps) serve Maynooth approximately every 40 minutes from 7am until 11pm. The cost of a single journey is 2.50 Euro.
Buses operating from Dublin City Centre serve Maynooth via the Number 66 (Timetable), Number 66X, and Number 67A (Timetable) bus routes. The cost of a single bus journey from Dublin City to Maynooth is approximately 2.20 Euro. Buses serve Maynooth approximately every 40 minutes from 7am until 11pm.
Getting a taxi to Maynooth from Dublin Airport
If choosing this option it is recommended that you use Maynooth-based taxi to come to Maynooth from Dublin Airport rather than an airport taxi because the fare will be significantly less. Here are a few numbers of Maynooth-based taxis.
|Major Minor Cabs||+353-1-601-6160|
The cost of a regular taxi from Dublin to Maynooth is approximately EURO 55. You can prebook a Maynooth taxi with any of the above companies before you fly so that the driver will be waiting to meet you when you arrive; they'll ask for your flight number so that the driver can check for flight delays. This system isn't perfect, so keep the phone number on you in case you don't see the driver when you arrive.Renting a car at Dublin Airport
A number of car rental companies operate at Dublin airport. More information available here.Visa information for non-EU participants
Citizens of certain non-EU countries need a visa to travel to Ireland. Please consult the pages of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to see if you need a visa. If you do, contact your local Irish embassy to apply for a tourist visa in good time before the conference. The organisers can help with letters of invitation and other documentation you might need.
If you are a non-EU national residing in a Schengen country, you should know that Ireland is NOT part of Schengen agreement - this means that your Schengen visa/residence permit DOES NOT automatically allow you to enter Ireland and you need to apply for an Irish visa in the same way as if you arrived here directly from your country of origin.