Conference 2020

Conference 2020 Venue

ESAI Conference 2020 will take place at the DCU Institute of Education in Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

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Car Parking

Car Parking on the DCU St. Patrick’s campus is extremely limited. We strongly advise conference delegates to avail of the strong public transport options (see below) that serve the campus.

The Bonnington Hotel is a short walk away (approximately 10-12 minutes) and have offered an all-day parking rate for conference delegates of €5. Further details at

Public Transport

The IOE is served by a large number of public transport options.

Dublin Bus
Routes 1, 11, 13, 16, 16c, 16d, 33, 41, 41b, 41c, 41d, 44, and 126 all stop directly outside the Institute.

Drumcondra Rail Station
Located approximately 15 minutes walk away (or a quick 3 minutes on Dublin bus 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 44 routes). Drumcondra station is served by:

  • Intercity trains from/to Sligo
  • commuter line from/to Maynooth
  • commuter line coming from/to Newbridge & Sallins

From the city, Drumcondra station is accessed by Pearse and Connolly stations. It is particularly useful for those who may arrive at Bus Aras as Connolly station is only a couple of minutes walk from there.

Bus Eireann
A number of Bus Eireann buses stop outside DCU IOE, pleas check the Bus Eireann website (click here) for routes and timetables.

Private Coach Services
A number of private coach services also stop at/pick up outside DCU IOE.

  • Collins Coaches (Monaghan – DCU)
  • Matthews’ Coaches (Drogheda/Dundalk – DCU, Bettystown – DCU)
  • JJ Kavanagh (Newbridge – Naas – Lucan – Liffey Valley – DCU Glasnevin – DCU St Patrick’s)

Dublin Airport

DCU IOE is very well located with regard to Dublin Airport. A number of Airport Express services which connect Airport to City Centre (and vice versa) stop/collect at DCU IOE bus stop.