The CCD (Convention Centre Dublin) is Ireland’s world-class purpose-built international conference and event venue. Prepare to experience a conference location like no other. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, The CCD is ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market.
Dublin is highly accessible for delegates travelling from the UK, Europe, the US, and beyond. Dublin Airport is just 15 minutes from The Convention Centre Dublin via the Port Tunnel and serves over 180 routes – including direct flights to all major UK and European cities and daily flights to the Emirates and several North American cities. For your journey to The CCD, the Airlink airport shuttle bus stops directly outside the building, while taxi and car hire services are also easily available.
How to get to The CCD from Dublin Airport
From Dublin Airport at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M1Disclaimer – fit on reverse of
Continue on the M1 until you reach the Port Tunnel.
Exit the Port Tunnel at the end and continue onto East Wall Road.
At the roundabout at the end of East Wall Road (beside 3 Arena), take the 2nd exit onto North Wall Quay
After 850 metres you’ll reach The CCD on your right
Frequent ferry services to the UK and mainland Europe for both passengers and freight are within easy reach of The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port is just minutes away, while Rosslare Harbour, with regular ferry services to Wales, France and Spain, is located just 2 hour’s drive from The CCD.
The CCD’s close proximity and direct road links to Dublin Port and Rosslare Harbour make it the perfect location for bringing in equipment or goods for your event from anywhere in Ireland, or overseas.
The Convention Centre Dublin is just minutes away from Ireland’s M50 motorway network and Dublin’s Port Tunnel, making it easy to bring in supplies and equipment for your event. It is also next to the Samuel Beckett Bridge which spans the River Liffey, aiding access between the North and South of the city.
The Convention Centre Dublin’s underground car park, managed by Euro Car Parks, has 320 spaces, 8 disabled spaces and a height limit of 2.1m. It operates from 7.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Parking rates are €3.50 per hour or €25 per day, with an evening rate of €10 from 6.00pm to midnight.
You can pre-book parking up to two weeks in advance in The CCD’s underground car park here, please note a handling fee of €1 applies to each transaction.
For more information on The CCD’s underground car park, please call Euro Car Parks directly on +353 1 8761763 or email [email protected]
Accessing the underground car park
Coming from the city centre, you can approach our car park via Mayor Street Upper or North Wall Quay. If approaching via Mayor Street Upper, drive past the back of The CCD and, to your right, you will see a ramp leading down to the car park entrance. If you are approaching The CCD from North Wall Quay, the easiest way in is to turn onto Park Lane (first turn left after The CCD coming from the city centre, last turn right before The CCD coming from Dublin Docklands). Take the first left off Park Lane and turn left down the ramp to the car park.
When you go down the ramp, turn right for The CCD car park. Please note that when you park, you must use the designated lift to exit the car park and ascend to Ground Level. For security reasons, all users of the car park must exit the building at ground level on the east side of The CCD, and do not have direct access into The CCD foyer. If you are attending an event at The CCD, simply walk around to the main entrance.
Car Parking near The CCD
There are over 2,300 spaces in car parks near The CCD. In addition to the car parks listed below, just across the Samuel Beckett Bridge you will find on-street pay and display parking on Stoney Road, Forbes Street and Hibernian Road, which operate from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday at €2.40 per hour.
- National College of Ireland (NCI) Lower Mayor Street
- Point Village Parking Entrance from Sheriff St Upper
- IFSC Car Park Lower Mayor Street
- Grand Canal Square Car Park Grand Canal Square
- Irish Life Car Park Abbey Street
- Connolly Station Car Park Lower Sheriff Street
Car park rates are subject to change, so we advise you to check with the car park operator for the latest information
Conveniently located in Dublin’s Docklands, the business hub of the city, The Convention Centre Dublin can be accessed via a growing network of public transport options.
Rail and DART
The CCD is less than 10 minutes on the Luas Red Line from Dublin’s two main railway stations, Connolly and Heuston. Operated by Irish Rail, these stations serve all the major towns and cities in Ireland.
The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) rail network runs along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth, to Bray and Graystones, providing transport from the city centre to suburban areas. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located about 10 minutes’ walk from The CCD.
The Luas Red Line (Dublin’s light tram network) runs directly behind The CCD, conveniently linking to downtown Dublin and to Connolly and Heuston rail stations. For The CCD, take the Red Line towards The Point and exit at either Major Square or Spencer Dock.
Dublin Bus offers a high frequency, easy-to-use and accessible service across all of the city centre and surrounding areas. These services include city bus services, Airlink, Nitelink and DART feeder buses. Exact change, weekly tickets or top up Leapcards must be used. You can find more information on fares and tickets here.
Busáras is the central bus station in Dublin for intercity and regional bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Busáras is just 5 minutes from The CCD on the Luas Red Line and is located beside Connolly railway station.
If you are cycling your own bike to The CCD, there are parking facilities in our car park, which you can use to secure your bike. You can access them by entering the East door to the building (adjacent to PwC) and taking the elevator to the B1 or B2 car park levels. There are bike racks outside the elevator lobbies on the East and West sides of both levels. Please note, you will require your own lock to secure your bike.
Dublinbikes are the perfect way to get around the city whilst minimising your effect on the local environment. There are over 100 dublinbike stations distributed throughout the city centre, many of which are within close proximity to The CCD
The CCD’s city centre location makes it quick and easy to reach by foot from your hotel or local accommodation. We encourage delegates to walk as it reduces your carbon footprint and is a great way to incorporate physical activity before and after your conference. Take a look at our interactive map which show the hotels and services within a 15 minute walk of The CCD.
Access for Deliveries
The CCD, as Ireland’s only purpose-built international conference centre, offers many logistical advantages when delivering your event equipment on-site.
Ideally located in Dublin’s Docklands, The CCD is not only convenient to the city centre, but also to Dublin’s Port Tunnel and the M50 motorway network. Dublin Port, with regular ferry services to the UK, is also less than 10 minutes away, making The CCD easily accessible for overseas deliveries.
When you arrive onsite, our dedicated commercial vehicle lifts serve all our main exhibition and conference halls, as well as the Auditorium, allowing all your event equipment to be transported to your room or hall effortlessly.
Delivery vehicles can access the building via a ramp located off Lower Mayor Street at the rear of the building, which leads to the Dock Office in our underground car park. The car park has a height limit of 4.3m (14’3’’), a weight limit of 12.5Kn/m² and an axle load of 8.5 tonnes. All couriers must report to the Dock Office at the sign-posted ‘Loading Bay’ on arrival.
All items for delivery need to be clearly labelled with a name, address and exhibition stand number (if applicable), and all exhibitors are required to sign for their delivery before it is released to them.
Please note there is an HGV 5-axle ban in force throughout Dublin city centre. Please check Dublin City Council’s Restriction Zone Map to plan your access point and route.
Access to The Forum
A separate entrance to the Forum is available at ground floor level. This can be accessed via The CCD’s East Access Road, and through a shutter door which is 4,560mm high x 5,000mm wide. Traffic to the East Access Road is controlled by CCD Security Traffic Marshals, who manage a strict loading and unloading time schedule.
We welcome Assistance Dogs in all parts of our venue and will provide water bowls on request, please ask a member of our staff.
- Liffey Meeting Rooms 1-5, Liffey Boardrooms 1-4, Wicklow Meeting Rooms 1-5 and the Ecocem Room have an induction loop system.
- Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum and The Liffey have infra-red radiators (two channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop.
- The Auditorium has infra-red radiators (seven channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop.
- Free stethoscopes are available to borrow. Alternatively if you wear a hearing aid, you may borrow a neck-worn induction loop which can be used in conjunction with the “T” position on your hearing aid. Please ask a CCD Host of contact reception to avail of this service.
The cloakroom is located on the Ground Floor near the main entrance and we charge €2 per item.
- All rooms, halls and toilets are signposted in large print and Braille.
- CCD Hosts are available to assist visitors to their event or seat if required.
- All lifts have Braille buttons.
- A Describer system for the visually impaired is fitted in Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum, The Liffey and The Auditorium. To find out if your event has a Describer please contact your Event Manager.
- Our CCD Security officers and CCD Hosts are fully trained in evacuation procedures for those with limited mobility.
- In the event of an evacuation you will be escorted to the nearest refuge by a CCD Host or member of CCD Security.
- Refuges for customers with limited mobility are located throughout the venue.
- If you have an Assistance Dog, the dog should also go to the refuge.
- Our CCD Security officers are trained in First-Aid.
- Defibrillators are located in the Medical Suite, Security Control Room and by the large meeting rooms.
- If you have any specific medical requirements or concerns please contact your Event Manager.
- If you have an allergy or special dietary requirement please contact your Hospitality Manager.
- No food or drink purchased outside The CCD is permitted to be brought into the venue.
- The CCD main entrance is accessible via a ramp.
- We offer lift access to all levels, in addition to escalators and stairwells.
- There are dedicated wheelchair user and companion seats in The Auditorium.
- There are eight dedicated spaces in The CCD’s on-site car park for people with a disabled persons parking card, or the equivalent international scheme.
- The car park has a lift which accesses all floors.
- There is a drop-off point outside the main entrance.
- Car Parks near The CCD, operated separately, also have dedicated spaces for people with disabilities.
- Some events at The CCD may involve pyrotechnics, strobe lighting and other special effects.
- Please contact your Event Manager for details on any special effects expected at the event you are attending.
All The CCD Hosts and CCD Security officers are trained in Disability Awareness.
Toilets for people with disabilities are located throughout the venue on every floor. They all have an alarm pull cord system, and are unisex.
We have power available in every meeting room and hall including The Auditorium. If you require a power supply for medical reasons during an event please contact your Event Manager.
- All meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.
- The Auditorium has 20 spaces suitable for wheelchair users.
- At least one companion seat is available next to the wheelchair user’s space.
- For conferences, the wheelchair spaces and companion seats can be booked through your Event Manager.
- For ticketed events, the wheelchair spaces and companion seats should be booked when purchasing your ticket from the relevant box office.
- We have a limited number of wheelchairs, which can be booked through your Event Manager.