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The Convention Centre Dublin

Spot this futuristic crystal building rising high in the dockyards and cycle along the grassy banks of the adjacent canal.

The Convention Centre Dublin is an award-winning structure of space-age design in the Docklands part of the city. It consists of a tilted cylinder of blue glass flanked by curved gray blocks. Look up at the ultramodern structure at night, when rows of lights illuminate it in myriad colors.

Capture photos of the intriguing convention center from across the river. The lights that cover the structure change color depending on branded sponsorship and festivals. Purchase tickets online to one of the concerts and shows performed in the building. Exhibitions and business conferences are also held here. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and the Dublin skyline from one of the upper floors.

Request a tour for a guided trip around the building. See its many halls and meeting rooms that hold important banquets. Without a tour, the site is not generally open to the public.

Learn the facts behind the intriguing site, which holds up to 8,000 people across 22 meeting rooms. Highlights include a 2,000-seat auditorium and large exhibition spaces.

Attend an event in the conference building, which is known for its environmentally friendly features and has won 31 industry awards. Parts of the singing reality series The X Factor were filmed here. Construction of the site took 12 years before completion in 2010, due to delays from legal and planning issues.

Stay at one of the large hotels surrounding the convention center. Boutiques, restaurants and cafés are dotted around the area. Stroll past the tall buildings of the financial sector which drive a large proportion of Ireland’s economy.

The Convention Centre Dublin is on the northern bank of the River Liffey at the point where the Royal Canal joins it. Part of the Dublin Docklands zone, it is just east of the city center. Ride a train to Docklands or a tram to Spencer Dock. Nearby landmarks include the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Central Square. Pay to park your car in the building’s underground parking lot.


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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin €85
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in City Centre Dublin, this romantic hotel is steps away from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and O'Connell Bridge are also within 10 minutes. Abbey Street Station is 5 minutes by foot and Jervis Station is 9 minutes.

    The Gibson Hotel €129
    The Gibson Hotel

    The Gibson Hotel

    Point Square, Dublin, Dublin
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in City Centre Dublin, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of 3Arena and The Convention Centre Dublin. Aviva Stadium and Trinity College are also within 2 mi (3 km). The Point Station is only a 2-minute walk and Spencer Dock Station is 6 minutes.

      Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House €74
      Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

      Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

      Custom House Quay, Dublin, Dublin
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in City Centre Dublin, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Custom House. National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square and 3Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km). George's Dock Station and Mayor Square - NCI Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        The Marker Hotel
        The Marker Hotel

        The Marker Hotel

        Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin, Dublin
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in City Centre Dublin, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Dublin Port. 3Arena and Trinity College are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 9 minutes by foot and Mayor Square - NCI Station is 10 minutes.

          Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane €116
          Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

          Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

          Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, Dublin
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in City Centre Dublin, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, and The Convention Centre Dublin. Dublin Port and 3Arena are also within 15 minutes. Mayor Square - NCI Station is 7 minutes by foot and Spencer Dock Station is 9 minutes.

            Maldron Hotel Pearse Street €119
            Maldron Hotel Pearse Street

            Maldron Hotel Pearse Street

            98-107 Pearse Street, Dublin, Dublin
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Canal and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The Convention Centre Dublin and Trinity College are also within 15 minutes. Dublin Pearse Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Dublin Grand Canal Dock Station is 10 minutes.

              The Spencer Hotel
              The Spencer Hotel

              The Spencer Hotel

              Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin, Dublin
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of International Financial Services Centre and The Convention Centre Dublin. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Dublin Port are also within 15 minutes. Mayor Square - NCI Station is only a 2-minute walk and George's Dock Station is 6 minutes.

                Sweet Inn - Lovely Riverside
                Sweet Inn - Lovely Riverside

                Sweet Inn - Lovely Riverside

                Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in City Centre Dublin, this apartment building is steps away from Grand Canal and The Convention Centre Dublin. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Dublin Port are also within 10 minutes. Mayor Square - NCI Station is 8 minutes by foot and Spencer Dock Station is 10 minutes.