Conference location


Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a breath of fresh air, a truly unique city founded by the Vikings and now embracing a global following, who call it home. Dublin is steeped in tradition yet young at heart. In the historic, compact city centre there is lots to do and see, and visitors will love the rich selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and shops, not to mention
the traditionally warm welcome.

Getting around Dublin is quick and easy and Dublin is served by an extensive public transport network including Intercity trains, The DART- a modern, efficient suburban railway system linking all points along the Dublin Bay
coastline with the city centre, the Dublin Bus Service and The LUAS- a light rail network. The city boasts a large fleet of over 10,000 taxis with drivers who are famed for their friendly chat!

Map Of Dublin


Map of Dún Laoghaire

Conference venue - Dún Laoghaire, Dublin


The 28th International Railway Safety Council will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Located just 12km outside Dublin City Centre, it only takes 20 minutes to get to the seaside town on the DART (rail access).

The town has plenty of other amazing attractions including the historic harbour, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, located in a converted church, the new Library, that features unparalleled views of Dublin Bay, and the renowned People’s Park, a gorgeous park which are home to victorian style tea-rooms.

Airport transfers are not provided by the conference however a direct Aircoach service from Dublin Airport to the Royal Marine Hotel is available. The coach service from Dublin Airport stops directly outside of the hotel and costs €8 one way. Transfer time is approximately 40 minutes. For more information on this service and to book your transfer click here .

Welcome Reception - National Yacht Club


The National Yacht Club of Dun Laoghaire, founded in 1870 will host the IRSC 2018 welcome reception on the 21st October. The National Yacht club is less than a 10 minute walk from the Royal Marine Hotel.

Gala Dinner Christ Church Cathedral


The Gala Dinner will be hosted on the 22nd October in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The cathedral is located 30 minutes from the conference venue in the city centre. Delegates will be transferred to and from the venue.

Farewell gathering - The Merry Ploughboy


The only pub in Ireland owned and managed by Traditional Irish Musicians. Playing together since 1989, the Merry Ploughboys are one of the longest performing live bands in Ireland. Delegates will be transferred to and from the venue.