Conference Programme

Please find the conference programme here. Please note this is a live document and is subject to change.

Welcome Reception

We would be delighted if you could join us for the conference welcome reception which will take place in the Dining Hall of Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday 19th June, 2019 from 18:30 - 20:00. This is located in Dublin city centre. Please see here for map details or below for image of exact location and access points to the Trinity College campus.

Gala Dinner


The conference gala dinner will take place on Friday 21st June, 2019 commencing with a drinks reception at 19:30. The venue is the Royal Marine Hotel which is a historic 4 Star hotel situated in South Dublin's coastal town of Dún Laoghaire, which features magnificent views across Dublin Bay.

About the Area

The name Dún Laoghaire originated from 480A.D. when the famous King Laoire established a fort, then known as a “Dún” in the town centre. In 1803 this fort was replaced by a Martello tower and that tower was subsequently demolished when the railway was built – the very same line that now carries commuters on the Dart in and out of town.

The harbour is a hugely popular part of the town and it was established in 1817 so that larger ships could harbour safely however when silt washed in while the mouth of the harbour was widened, it became impossible for larger boats to anchor there. Nevertheless it has been a hub of marine activity over the years with many sailing clubs making the most of this fantastic facility.