University College Dublin, Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4

General Information

Banks & Currency

Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland. Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country. Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels and banks.
Bank Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10.00-16.00
Wednesday: 10.30-16.00
Thursday: 10.00-17.00


Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year.) August temperatures range from 12 – 20 degrees C (50-70 F).


Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.


All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the conference. The Organising Committee of EPPC 2018 reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.


General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.


Smoking is prohibited in public areas in Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required, you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room however most rooms are non-smoking. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues.


Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. 10% would be standard. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.