Maynooth University is located on a beautiful historic campus 25km from Dublin City Centre, in Ireland's only University town. Situated in the heart of Co. Kildare, world renowned for both its equestrian and golfing (home of the 2006 Ryder Cup), the University is within easy reach of many local attractions and amenities. More information is available on the following links:
Getting to Maynooth: Please check out the instructions on the iFM web page.
We have three suggestions for accommodation in Maynooth.
Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation (located on the South & North campuses of the University)
The Glenroyal Hotel, 3 star (located in the centre of Maynooth, c. 10 – 15 mins walk to the North Campus)
Carton House Hotel, 4 star (located outside Maynooth, c. 10mins drive & c. 35mins walk to the North Campus)
While we recommend staying in Maynooth, it is also possible to stay in Dublin City centre and commute to Maynooth. The train to Maynooth goes through the three main train stations in Dublin City centre: Connolly Station, Tara St Station and Pearse St Station. Examples (rather than recommendations) include:
Further information on getting to Maynooth and staying on campus is available at: https://www.maynoothcampus.com/
If you are attending iFM 2018 you should verify whether you need a visa to enter Eire/Ireland, and apply for one if you do.
The page at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa will guide you through a series of steps to determine whether you need a visa depending on your country of origin. When asked "What do you want to do in Ireland?", choose “Conference or event” and follow the instructions. At the end of the procedure you should get a visa transaction number, which you should note carefully.
When requesting an invitation letter, you should have already registered for the conference and should include a copy of the visa transaction number. Invitation letter requests should be submitted via this link, clearly indicating all the necessary information.
Note: Ireland is part of the EU, so EU/CH citizens do not need a visa. However, Ireland is not part of the Schengen area, so if you are from outside EU/CH and have a Schengen visa, you may still need to apply for an Irish visa. Please check the website above if you are uncertain.