Located on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the South by the Wicklow Mountains, Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland.
The city boasts history, charm, sights, museums, galleries, theatres, shops, pubs, restaurants and an abundance of character with it's elegant Georgian architecture making it one of Europe's most attractive capitals. Dublin though is truly a modern, cosmopolitan city with companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Twitter having their European headquarters and/or operational bases in the city, with several located in enterprise clusters like the Digital Hub and Silicon Docks. This presence of these companies has driven economic expansion in the city and led to Dublin sometimes being referred to as the "Tech Capital of Europe".
Financial services has also become important to the city since the establishment of Dublin's International Financial Services Centre in 1987. The centre is host to half of the world's top 50 banks and to half of the top 20 insurance companies. Many international firms have established major headquarters in the city. The Irish Stock Exchange (ISEQ), Internet Neutral Exchange (INEX) and Irish Enterprise Exchange (IEX) are also located in Dublin.
Destination and Travel
Full details on the official TCF 2018 hotels can be found in the Accommodation section of this website. Reservations and bookings for official TCF hotels must be made through the Registration section.
Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to and from the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services from nearby train stations.
Public Transport from the Airport
Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland.
Dublin Bus offers many routes throughout Dublin, including the 16 to Ballinteer, the 41 to Lower Abbey Street and the 102 to Sutton Station.
Airlink Express services will bring you direct to the IFSC, Dublin City Centre, Gardiner Street, College Green & Temple Bar, Heuston & Connolly rail stations, St. Stephen's Green, and Merrion Square.
Aircoach offers services from Dublin Airport to the city centre and South Dublin on a 24-hour basis. Its city centre service stops at most of the major hotels in Dublin City at key locations across Dublin.
There is currently no direct rail link between Dublin airport and city centre.
The ride from the airport to the city center is approx €30.00 to €35.00.
Taxis are available from the forecourts directly outside Terminal 1 & Terminal 2. Passengers should follow Taxi signage to the designated taxi ranks. A taxi dispatcher is available at either taxi rank if you require any further information or assistance.
As a passenger in a taxi you are entitled to:
- Engage a taxi for journeys up to 30km
- Have all fares calculated on the taxi meter
- A receipt printed by the taximeter
- A clean vehicle and a pleasant journey .
How to get around Dublin
The Leap Card is the perfect companion for any first time visitor to the city. They pay-as you –go smart card saves money on travel and you don't have to carry cash. You can buy a Leap Card straight off the plane in the Dublin Airport Arrivals Hall, and for less than €20 you can have 72 hours of unlimited travel. Leap cards can be used on Dublin Bus, Luas and Dart
Time- this island of Ireland functions on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Electricity- make sure to pack an adaptor to fit 3 pin sockets
Currency - Euro in the Republic of Ireland
Weather and Dress Code
The average temperatures in Dublin during May range from 7°C – 15°C. The weather is famously changeable in Ireland, including in Dublin. In general terms, May, June and September tend to be the sunniest months. Due to being close to the ocean, windy and fast-changing weather may occur so it is recommended to have an additional piece of clothing or umbrella.
TCF is set in a relaxed, professional atmosphere, so the dress code for the duration of the conference including social evenings is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can be cool and vary due to the air-conditioning climate control, so it is recommended that you wear layered clothing for comfort.
Anyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Members, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check with their local Irish representation. The Department of Justice, Equality and Law reform has primary responsibility of Ireland’s immigration and visa policy. A Schengen visa is not valid for Ireland as Ireland does not belong to the Schengen area. Neither is a UK visa valid in Ireland. Please visit inis.gov.ie to see what documents you a required to provide for your visa application. If you are required by the Irish Consulate to provide a “Letter of Invitation” to assist you in the process of applying for a visa then please fill in all the necessary details on the registration site. This letter will then be produced for you in English and sent in PDF format to the email address provided. If required by your local Irish Consulate, an original of the Letter of Invitation will also be sent to you via FedEx. Please kindly note that it is advisable for you to apply for a visa, if required, in good time in order for the Irish Consulate to provide this to you.
Please see additional information below:
* For stay of up to 3 months, visa is not required, you may have to provide following: Return or Onward Ticket. Proof of accommodation in Ireland. Proof of sufficient funds for duration of your stay in Ireland. ** Must apply in person. For the countries which are not listed in above chart, please contact your nearest Irish Consulate for further information.
Citizens of the following countries should apply for their visas at the Irish Consulate. Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Burundi, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (North), Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia
It is the sole responsibility of each delegate to take care of his/her visa requirements and request this via the relevant section as you register your attendance to TCF 2018 online. You are advised to register early to obtain your visa and to reserve your hotel accommodation. Temenos will not be held responsible or liable for refund of any fees if visas are not obtained by delegates in time for travel.
Any queries on Visas please contact the Event Registration Team via email at: [email protected]