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Duality and Involutions Conference 2008 - Travel

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Travel to the Conference

  • Maynooth is a university town 15 miles due west of Dublin, on the Dublin-Sligo train line and the M4 Dublin-Galway Motorway. Here is a location map, and here is a campus map.

  • By Dublin Bus:
  • You can take the 66 or 67A bus from Wood Quay, Dublin City Centre. Buses depart between two and four times per hour, depending on the time of day. From the city centre, the fare to Maynooth is Euro 1.65.

    The 66X and 67X buses are faster, but much less frequent, generally only operating during rush-hour. From the city centre, the fare to Maynooth on one of the X-buses costs about Euro 2.85. There is also the 67N, a "Nitelink" bus (that is, an after-midnight service) that travels to Maynooth every day except Sunday. The fare is Euro 6.00.

    If you're going to be staying in Dublin and travelling to Maynooth for the conference, you might wish to avail of the "7-Day Dublin Rambler" ticket. This costs Euro 18.00 and valid on all Dublin buses and the Airlink.

  • By Train:
  • Trains for Maynooth depart from Connolly Station, Dublin City Centre. The journey shouldn't take longer than forty minutes.

    The last train leaves for Maynooth at about 22:30 Monday to Saturday, 18:20 on Sundays.

  • Dublin Airport.

  • Dublin Airport to Maynooth via Dublin:
  • The Aerlink bus (number 747 or 748) goes directly into the city centre, from where you can then take a bus or train as above to Maynooth. The journey costs Euro 5.00, and during the day the buses depart every ten minutes.

  • Dublin Airport to Maynooth by Taxi:
  • Hiring a Maynooth-based taxi (see the list below) will usually work out cheaper than taking one of the taxis that wait outside the airport's arrivals terminal, though of course you will have to wait for the taxi to come from Maynooth. However, you can book the taxi in advance so that it will be waiting for you when you arrive. Fares are typically Euro 50-55.

    Express Cabs (+353 1) 628 9866 do on-line booking.
    Major Minor Cabs (+353 1) 601 6160
    Maynooth Cabs (+353 1) 628 9999
    MCL Cabs (+353 1) 628 6539
    GF Cabs (+353 1) 6016160
    Leixlip Cabs (+353 1) 6286539.

  • Dublin Airport to Maynooth by Private Bus:
  • Citylink and Nestorlink run regular express coaches from Dublin Airport to Galway. Neither stop in Maynooth. However, if you get off at the Liffey Valley or Spa Hotel stops, you can travel onward to Maynooth via Dublin Bus (number 66 or 67).

  • Other International Airports in Ireland:
    Belfast Airport. Take an airport express to Belfast Central Train Station and an Enterprise train to Dublin Connolly. Over 3 hours.
    Shannon Airport. Take a shuttle bus to Limerick City and a Bus or Train to Dublin Heuston. Then take a Dublin Bus to Maynooth. At least 5 hours.