WEFTA 2017

Conference Venue - Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

The 47th WEFTA conference will take place within the Aviva Stadium, the home of the Irish soccer and rugby teams.

Aviva Stadium sits on the grounds of the oldest sports stadium in Europe, founded by Henry Dunlop in 1872. Proudly sitting on hallowed turf the Aviva Stadium played host to the first international rugby match in 1878 making it the oldest rugby international test venue in the world. 

Aviva Stadium is the perfect picturesque backdrop for your time at the conference, enjoy your refreshment and lunch breaks looking out onto this famous pitch.

Getting to the Conference Venue

Arriving by Rail

The easiest way to travel directly to the stadium is to take the DART. The line actually runs under the West stand of the stadium and stops at Lansdowne Road Station itself. From Dublin city centre, visitors to Aviva Stadium can take the DART southbound from Pearse Station on Westland Row, Tara St Station or Connolly Station. Connolly Station provides a link with the city's tram system, the LUAS.

Arriving on Foot

To reach the stadium by foot from St Stephen's Green, walk up Merrion Row, Baggot St Lower, Baggot St Upper and cross the Grand Canal at Baggot St Bridge. They then walk straight on down Pembroke Road and cross the road at the junction of Northumberland and Merrion Roads where the Ballsbridge lnn (Formerly Jury's Hotel) is prominently located.

Arriving by Bus

The main Dublin Bus routes that serve Ballsbridge from the city centre are the 4, 7 and 8 from O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge.

Arriving by Road

From Nassau Street at Trinity College (city centre), travel along Merrion Square and Lower Mount Street. Cross the canal and continue along Northumberland Road to the second set of lights. Turn left onto Lansdowne Road. Continue through the next junction. Aviva Stadium is on your left. From outside the city, travel through the M50 roundabout towards city centre. Follow south city signs to the Grand Canal. Travel alongside the canal to the Baggot Street Bridge. Turn left onto Upper Baggot Street, through Pembroke Road to traffic lights. Straight over Lansdowne Road, cross over the DART lines and the stadium is on the left.

Arriving by Air

Dublin Airport is 6.3 miles from Aviva Stadium. The Air Coach provides a 24 hour coach service from Dublin Airport to the nearby D4 Inn (formerly Jury's Hotel) on Lansdowne Road only a short walk from the stadium. Taxis are available outside the arrival hall at Dublin Airport. For those travelling by car from Dublin Airport, follow all directions for Dublin City as you exit Dublin Airport. Cross the motorway and take the slipway down onto the M1. On the motorway stay in right hand lane and take Port Tunnel (charges vary depending on time of day - ensure you have Euros) After the toll, continue past theO2 Arena on right and cross East Link Toll Bridge. Soon after passing through the toll booths turn right at the roundabout. Continue to the second set of traffic lights. Travel straight across, this junction to another T junction. Turn left then take an immediate right onto Newbridge Avenue. Continue to the mini roundabout on the right and you will see the stadium.