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Ireland's leading conference and sports stadium

Home to the Gaelic Games, Croke Park is one Ireland best known and prestigious venues. It has hosted such events as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2003 Special Olympics as well as welcomed dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

Croke Park’s global renown as a venue which draws from tradition in looking to the future excellently compliments the vision of the BIM Gathering 2017 where past experience is utilised to innovate in the future.

For more information on Croke Park visit the dedicated website here.


Accommodation for the BIM Gathering 2017


Travel Information

Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located about 9 km north of the city centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways.  Travel details from the airport are available at:

It takes about half an hour from the airport to the city centre, depending on the time of day and traffic problems.  There are basically three options – taxi, bus or car. 


A. Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport, although availability may be limited during peak travel times. Expect to pay between € 25 and € 30.


B. Bus services from Dublin Airport to City Centre and meeting venue

(i) Aircoach service

All Aircoach services operate from the front door of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.

Terminal 1: Stop is located at the front door on the Arrivals road at Terminal 1. On exiting the baggage reclaim area turn left and turn left immediately as you exit the terminal building.

Terminal 2: Stop is located on the Departures Road at Terminal 2. On exiting the baggage reclaim area please continue along the same level following the signs for buses and coaches, cross the footbridge, and then exit down the escalator on the left hand side. The Aircoach Customer Service Team will be there to greet you and to answer any questions you may have.

To Dublin City Centre

Aircoach run a 24 hr service (route 700) from the airport to the city centre and the south of the city stopping at the major hotels and various street points.  Buses run every 15 minutes between 03.25 hrs and 23.55 hrs, and every 30 minutes from 23.55 to 03.25 hrs.

To Venue - Croke Park

There is no Aircoach service that stops directly at the venue however, the 'Route 700 City Centre' & the 'Route 700 Leopardstown/Sandyford' will both stop at Quinn's Pub/Drumcondra Station in Drumcondra (first stop) and from here it is an 8 minute walk to Croke Park. The fare is €6 one way & €9 return payable to the driver. Alternatively, book your tickets online here.


(ii) Dublin Bus service

To Dublin City Centre

Dublin Bus runs an "Airlink Express" service to and from Busaras (the HQ of the bus network), O'Connell Street (also in the city centre) and the airport. The buses are marked "Airlink" and are number 747 or 757.  The fare is €7 one way & €12 return. Airlink prepaid tickets can be bought at the Bus and Rail information desk. They can also be bought from the vending machines located at the bus departure points on the arrivals road. The bus stops are located right outside the arrivals main exit, and run every 10 minutes during peak hours.

To Venue - Croke Park

There is no Dublin Bus service directly from the airport to Croke Park. The 'No.16 towards Ballinteer (Kingston') or the 'No. 41 towards Lwr. Abbey St.' will both stop at Drumcondra Rd, Drumcondra Station, stop No. 47. From here, it is an 8 minute walk to Croke Park Stadium.


C. Travel by car

Car parking can be difficult in the city centre, and traffic is often bad.  If you really want to rent a car, you'll find all the major rental companies in the airport arrivals concourse: Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Dooley & Sixt. Don't forget that we drive on the LEFT hand side of the road in Ireland.