Visiting Dublin

About Dublin

Conveniently located at the gateway to Europe, Ireland is easily accessible for UK, US and EMEA delegates. Dublin Airport serves 57 airlines, with 175 routes, and daily flights to all major UK and European cities. Ferry services from Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare ports also make it easy to bring in equipment and goods from the UK and beyond.


Dublin is a small and compact city, with a great transport infrastructure, making it easy to get around and meaning nothing is ever too far away! Offering an excellent road, rail and tram network, over 10,000 taxis (with very friendly drivers!), and a fantastic ‘dublinbikes’ scheme, your will be spoilt for choice.

Dublin is more than just a great conference location. Combining a solid reputation for education and innovation, with great accessibility, it is no coincidence that Dublin is now the European headquarters of many of the world’s leading corporations, and a centre for academic research and innovation. As the home to many of the world’s top Digital, ICT, Financial and Pharmaceutical corporations, it is a serious place to do business.

Yet, Dublin has not forgotten its roots and is steeped in a rich cultural heritage that begs to be explored. All year round, the city is alive with music, art and theatre of all kinds and, of course, art galleries and museums abound.

Find further visitor information about the vibrant city of Dublin here. (Please note that this link takes you to an external site.)

Why visit Ireland?

Right now, Ireland has it all. From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes and the drama of the coastline, to the urban buzz of the country’s dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years’ worth of culture and history, Ireland is a country that never fails to surprise.

Wild and beautiful, inspiring and exciting, Ireland’s energy and romance will win you over in an instant. And with some of the friendliest people in the world, this perfectly-sized and surprisingly-diverse island will keep you coming back for more. 4 out of every 5 people asked say that Ireland is in their list of top 5 places to visit.

From the fire of the festival to the lure of the literature, Ireland boasts a rich tapestry of arts and cultural activities including world renowned museums and art galleries. With lots of water, coastlines and crashing waves Ireland has impressed many a surfer.

Ireland boasts a magnificent range of accommodation options, from luxurious five star castles to quaint cottages, and everything in between. Today many of the world’s best-known hotel chains are including Ireland in their network, as are many of the world’s top ranked spas. The choice is yours.

Further information to help you plan your visit to Ireland can be found here. (Please note that this link takes you to an external site.)


Visa Letters:

Delegates from certain countries will require visas to travel to Ireland and to attend the conference.  The list of countries can be viewed here:

The World Conference on Online Learning Secretariat will issue letters to registered delegates to assist with visa applications.  Delegates must register and pay for their conference place at WCOL and then send the conference secretariat the following information:

-The World Conference on Online Learning 2019 registration number (issued when places are booked)
-Full name as it appears on passport:
-Passport number:
-Country of Issue:
-Expiry date:
-Date of Birth:

And send to with “visa invitation request” in the subject line.

The conference secretariat will then issue the letter in an electronic (pdf) format.  Please ensure that you request letters in sufficient time to allow for processing of visas.  Further information can be found here: