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5th AILA-Europe Junior Research Meeting in Applied Linguistics

Practical Information




A number of different accommodation options are possible, including hostels, campus accommodation and hotels with agreements with TCD. We will post more details, but delegates may wish to explore:

  • TCD’s on-campus accommodation options (please note that on-campus accommodation books up quickly, we recommend that you contact the university accommodation office as soon as you are sure of your travel plans)
  • The O’Callaghan Hotel Group
  • The Trinity Capitol Hotel


Dublin Airport is situated some 10 km north of the city centre (there is only one international airport in Dublin). Ryanair and Aer Lingus provide reasonably priced options between most European cities and Dublin, in addition to the other European airlines. Below are suggestions on how to travel from the airport to the university below. The city centre is easy to navigate on foot, and the university is in the heart of the city retail and tourist areas.
The Aircoach shuttle ( runs 24/7 from outside the airport terminal, and provides a direct journey to the city centre and beyond, stopping beside Trinity College on Lower Grafton Street. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and cost €8 single/€14 return.
Dublin Bus run a regular Airlink bus service from the airport to the city centre, tickets cost €6 single/€10 return. For more information There are also regular city buses which will take you from the airport to the city centre; these serve all bus stops, and will take longer. Details of these routes are at bottom of the Dublin Bus URL mentioned earlier.
taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost approximately €35 and takes about 30 minutes, although it may take longer depending on traffic. It can be advisable to get an estimate of the fare to your destination before you get in a taxi, and ask for a printed receipt when you pay.

Social programme/tourism

The Junior Researcher Meeting will include some formal social events during the conference, including a welcome drink and a conference dinner (additional fee). There will also be some informal social events organised by locals, including a pub night and campus tour; details will be posted closer to the conference and on our Facebook page (

In the meantime, visitors to Ireland may wish to explore the TCD campus guide (, the Dublin Tourism website (, and the national Discover Ireland website (



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