Dublin’s Convention Centre

  • 20 minutes leisurely walk along the Grand Canal from Number 31
  • Breakfasts served at times to suit Convention Centre events
  • Taxis arranged

Convention Centre Dublin with Calatrava BridgeTake a cube. Jam a tilted barrel into one of the sides. There! You've just designed the Convention Centre Dublin.

Of course, with a building that took nearly four years to build and a decade of political wrangling to get built in the first place, you should expect a bit more than that bald description. Fortunately for Dublin, the place delivers.

First, there's the location. This is superb, right on the Liffey River as it starts to broaden out on its short rush to the Irish Sea. Then, there's the lovely Samuel Beckett Bridge designed by starchitect Santiago Calatrava. This is the first bridge you see coming up the Liffey from its mouth and it was designed to resemble a harp lying on its side.

Very graceful it is, but the best part is to walk across it. This is a pedestrian only experience, which is a good thing because by the time you reach the centre the harp is vibrating like it's going to burst into song. It's a high tech rope bridge and is at least as much fun to cross as the playful span on Tom Sawyer's Island in Disney World. Who needs bouncy castles when we have our own Calatrava?

The Convention Centre itself is a spectacle, particularly at night when it serves as a giant light show, an alien mother ship landing in bright bursts of colour. And simply to walk into the breathtaking atrium is worth the price of admission. Which happens to be free!

Finally, there's the display space. The universal consensus is - superb! Small meeting rooms, large display places, comfortable theatres and restaurants, the works.

Many guests at Number 31 stay with us during Convention Centre events. We make sure you're well fed after a quiet night's sleep. You can walk to the CCD from Number 31 in 20 leisurely minutes along the scenic Grand Canal. Or we'll be happy to order you a taxi.

Convention Centre Major Events

Date Event
Feb 2012 Interaction 12
Feb 2012 Irish Film and Television Awards 2012
Mar 2012 La Sylphide Ballet
Mar 2012 Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting
Mar 2012 Professional Flight Training Exhibition
Mar 2012 Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Mar 2012 National Healthcare Conference 2012
Apr 2012 Mindfulness Ireland
May 2012 World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy
May 2012 EuroPRevent 2012
May 2012 TM Forum - Management World 2012
Jun 2012 International Congress on Accident & Emergency Medicine
Jun 2012 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders
Jun 2012 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Jun 2012 The 35th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2012 
Jun 2012 Hospice Midsummer Moonwalk
Jul 2012 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Conference
Jul 2012 Euroscience 2012
Sep 2012 Annual EAIE Conference
Sep 2012 International Bar Association
Sep 2012 World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC)
Oct 2012 EAP Institute Conference
Jun 2013 European Intelligent Transport Systems Congress 2013
Sep 2013 International Pharmaceutical Federation Conference and Exhibition
Oct 2013 Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Association's Annual Eurocongress
Sep 2014 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology Conference