The Ashling Hotel is conveniently situated on many major bus routes, as well as being right beside the new LUAS light rail system "A" line.
Not only that, the hotel is only 2 minutes walk across the River Liffey (so to speak) away from Heuston Rail Station
As Parkgate Street, site of the Ashling Hotel, is only a stone'e throw away from Heuston Station, the country's largest railway station, the convention area is served by a host of bus services from the City Centre during the day. These stop in two locations.
Heuston Station is serviced by the following routes: 748, 79, 90, 90A
Parkgate Street is serviced by the following routes : 25, 25A, 26, 66, 67 68, 69.
More information about times of buses can be found on the Dublin Bus website. If in doubt, use Parkgate Street or Heuston Station in their online search engine. Anyone who might be travelling to Dublin by rail should also note that there is a bus service that links the main railway stations and will drop you at Heuston Station.
The line serving the Convention site has a terminus and stops in the city centre and once on the tram, you are looking for the Heuston stop. Fares are reasonable, but if you are looking for a bargain, a one-day LUAS and bus ticket only costs €6, and allows you to use Dublin Bus and LUAS services for the whole day, with the exception of the Nightlink bus services. The last LUAS leaves the City Centre around 12.30 in the morning.
More information about times and services at the LUAS Website
There are numerous budget and other airline services to Dublin Airport and we will try to give a breakdown of the major services closer to the convention.
Something to bear in mind however is that Dublin Airport, unlike airports of other capital cities, is quite close to the city so taxi fares and public transport are affordable.
There are also a number of ferry services to Dublin from Britain. More information about these can be found at:
If you are connected to the Internet AND you have a copy of Google Earth ® or a copy of Keyhole, click this link. You will be offered a choice of saving or opening the file. You can save it if you prefer; opening it will bring you to a map of Dublin, with annotations.
This is in the early stages of development, so the annotations are in an early stage and deal mostly with landmarks and travel. We will be adding more information to this map soon. (ie. The webmaster knows roughly where Bram Stoker's house is, but he has to get the position more exactly.) Last Update was on the 6 July, 2005.