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Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted by UCD College of Business, at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, Dublin.

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UCD is Ireland’s Global University and one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 1% of the world’s Higher Education Institutions and has over 32,000 students. It is home to over 6,500 international students, and delivers degrees to over 5,600 students studying on overseas campuses. UCD is the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world class destination for leading researchers.

The UCD College of Business is the largest and leading Business School in Ireland, and has been delivering business education in Ireland for over 100 years. It comprises of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business (undergraduate), UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD Smurfit Executive Development and UCD Centre for Distance Learning. It is the only Irish Business School whose programmes are consistently ranked in the top 100 in the world (for example, by the Financial Times and The Economist Intelligence Unit), the only Business School in Ireland to hold the 'triple crown' of international accreditations – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB – and the only Irish member of the leading business school alliances, the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) and the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM).  

UCD Michael Smurfit Business School: Map and directions

The UCD Michael Smurfit Business School is located 4km from the main Belfield campus in Blackrock.

From Dublin By DART

  • Travel southbound (towards Bray) to Blackrock Station.
  • Walk up Carysfort Avenue (see map) and turn right into Smurfit School.

From Dublin By Bus

  • Take the number 7, 7A or 45 bus from Dublin city centre to Blackrock village.
  • Walk up Carysfort Avenue (see map) and turn right into Smurfit School.

From Dublin By Car

  • Travel south on Merrion Road. It becomes the Rock Road. Blackrock Park will be on your left.
  • Bear left onto Main Street in Blackrock village. Blackrock Shopping Centre will be on your right.
  • At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Carysfort Avenue.
  • Continue up Carysfort Avenue, crossing Blackrock Bypass.
  • Turn right, through the gates, into Smurfit School. There is parking on campus.

From M50 southbound

  • Take exit 14 onto roundabout. First exit is to ESB. Take 2nd exit (dual Carriageway).
  • Drive to roundabout (Luas bridge overhead) and take exit 3 (1st industrial estate, 2nd Brewery Road, 3rd Leopardstown Road).
  • Drive to N11 junction and stay in left lane.
  • Cross N11 and drive to second lights at crossroads (with Terracotta       colour building on Junction).       Turn left.
  • At T-junction turn right.
  • Drive approx 1 km and you will see redbrick building on your left through railings. This is Smurfit School.
  • See map below


Conference Hotels

The Clayton Hotel - (formerly Bewleys)

Set in a striking 1881 former Masonic school with turrets and landscaped gardens, this classy hotel is located in Ballsbridge and is 4.3 km from downtown Dublin. The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is a 15 minute drive. Bus no’s 4 and 7 will take you to Blackrock village.

This hotel is our venue for Dinner on the evening of September 1st.

Room: €189 including breakfast

Book online at:  http://www.claytonhotelballsbridge.com  Please use code: UCDM310816 when booking

By phone: +353 (01) 6681111


The Tara Towers Hotel

3* hotel in the Bay of Dublin, Tara Towers has a beautiful view over Dun Laoghaire and Howth. Dublin’s city centre is 10 minutes’ drive away, with buses and dart line available just opposite the hotel. Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business is a 10 minute drive, 15 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk.

 Room: €75.00 Breakfast €12.50 extra

Book online at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or By phone: +353 (01) 2694666

Please quote The Irish Academy of Management Conference when booking


The Talbot Hotel

This contemporary hotel is a 5 minute drive or 15-minute walk from The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Amenities include an exercise room and a spa offering massage and beauty treatments. Guest parking and airport shuttle service are complimentary.

 Room: €149 including breakfast

Book online at: http://www.talbothotelstillorgan.com/  or By phone: +353 (01) 2001800 

Please use code: IAM2016 when booking


The Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa

 3* South Dublin hotel, ideally located on the fringe of the picturesque town of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Only a few minutes’ drive from various transport routes such as the M50, N11 and Luas Green Line (Brides Glen), accessing Dublin City Centre.   Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School of Business is a 15 minute drive from here and the number 7 bus stops outside the hotel and takes you to Blackrock.

Complimentary Parking available. Complimentary access to the Radiate Fitness & Leisure facility including fully equipped gym, 15 metre pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.

Room: €95.00 Breakfast €10.00 extra

Book online at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  By Phone: + 353 (01) 2853555

 Please quote The Irish Academy of Management Conference when booking


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About Dublin


One of Europe's great cosmopolitan cities, Dublin is bursting with colours, music, sights and scenes which provide the irresistible backdrop for exploring the magic that is Dublin City and its beautiful surrounding county. Whether you are travelling in a group or individually you will find that there truly is something for everyone in Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you to UCD and Dublin.

Check out Dublin’s Top 10 attractions and the best ways to travel around the city centre.

Historical Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland has 3 Dublin sites not to be missed while in Dublin. The National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History is home to exhibitions ranging from Irish haute couture garments and ceramics to exhibitions exploring Irish military history.   On display in the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology you will find the Treasures Exhibition which contains the famous Ardagh Chalice and the Tara Brooch.  The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History has galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas and also contains geological exhibits from a collection of around 2 million scientific specimens.

Enjoy Dublin’s Literary Tradition

The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world and Dublin’s native sons include: Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Be sure to visit the Dublin Writers Museum which features a celebration of the lives and works of Dublin’s many literary celebrities. Also not to be missed is the James Joyce Centre. James Joyce is perhaps UCD’s most famous alumni and even based part of his novel ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in UCD. 

Viking Dublin

Dublinia & the Viking World is an interactive exhibition tracing the history of Dublin from the capture of the city by Strongbow and his knights in 1170 up to the dramatic closure of the monasteries under Henry VIII in the sixteenth century. Visitors can find out how criminals were punished in the pillories, how heavy medieval armour really was, and what happened if you had a tooth ache 700 years ago!

Experience Dublin's Political History

Delve into Dublin’s republican political history with a visit to Kilmainham GaolKilmainham Gaol gives the visitor a dramatic and realistic insight into what it was like to be confined in this bastion of punishment. Between 1792 and its closure in 1924 the Gaol held famous republican Irishmen from Robert Emmet to Eamon De Valera.

Discover Artistic Dublin 

If art is your thing then visit Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane . This gallery houses the foremost collection of Irish and international modern and contemporary art in Ireland. IMMAThe Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. 

Shopping in Dublin 

Dublin offers a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the contemporary in its many shops, boutiques and department stores.  Dundrum Town Centre Shopping Mall is located near UCD and is Ireland’s largest shopping mall.  After you have visited the many shops in the city why not take a break and sample some traditional Irish food. Dubliners like to eat, and the last ten years has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan and chic food culture, which is mirrored in the hundreds of restaurants you will find throughout the Dublin region.

A Toast to Dublin 

Where better to go when in the home of Guinness than to the Guinness Storehouse. Learn how to pull the perfect pint and sample the famous stout while admiring the stunning 360° view of Dublin’s skyline in the Gravity Bar.

On the town in Dublin! 

It is no secret that Dubliners love to party. Dublin is known throughout the world for its music from the Dubliners and the Chieftains to U2 and The Script.  Dublin’s unique spirit of fun and entertainment is evident in the great Irish traditional music sessions that you will find in one of Dublin’s many pubs. Temple Bar is an area located in the city centre which is popular with tourists and Irish people for its lively nightlife with many pubs, restaurants and music venues situated here.

 Visit one of Dublin’s magnificent Cathedrals

Christ Church Cathedral, one of Dublin’s oldest and most recognised landmarks, was founded c.1030 by Sitriuc, King of the Dublin Norsemen. The ‘Treasures of Christ Church’ collection reflects 1000 years of history, architecture and worship in Dublin.

 Dublin’s Great Outdoors

Dublin is ideally situated on the east coast of Ireland and just a 20 minute journey will bring you from the bustling city to the charming coastal towns and villages of the county which dot the sometimes rugged and sanded coastline, and which provide boundless opportunities for shopping, golf, water sports, seafood, dining and picturesque walks against the spectacular backdrop of Dublin Bay.

Further information on activities and events in Dublin can be found on the Visit Dublin website, http://www.discoverireland.ie/ and http://www.newdublintours.com/



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