Getting to IDWCon
Click on the transport methods below to find out more about how you can use them to get to our venue:
– From Dublin
– From Shannon Airport
– From Rosslare Ferry Port
– From Cork Train Station
– From Cork Bus Station
– From Cork Ferry Port
The travel times are less than 3 hours from Dublin or Rosslare by car, and less than 2 hours from Shannon. And from Cork city itself, only 10–15 minutes’ drive.
Get to Cork’s Parnell Place bus station, and then take the Bus Eireann Route 226 (or 226A): it stops very close to the hotel's front door, and runs twice an hour Monday to Saturday from 5am to 10pm, and hourly on Sundays (at the time of writing). Or take any bus that stops at the Airport itself, and walk the short distance to the hotel from there.
Get to Cork by train, and then follow the directions for Taxi or Bus, as above.
Cork International Hotel has a free shuttle bus to and from the nearby airport terminal building (but it is not wheelchair-accessible, so if you need one that is, the hotel can arrange a suitable taxi – but you must contact the hotel about this in advance to avoid a long wait). Or it’s a 5 minute walk from the terminal’s main entrance to the back door of the hotel. Aer Lingus and Ryanair regularly fly into Cork Airport from the UK and Europe – check their websites for timetables.
For this, you will need a very good imagination. First lure a dragon close – shiny trinkets may be of use here. Then, train your dragon (there is apparently an instructive film on this subject). Once your dragon is harnessed and ready to go, mount up and fly toward the setting sun, but be careful not to stray too far from the Wyrmberg. Please let us know in advance if you will be arriving by dragon, so that Lady Sybil can prepare suitable stabling for it; we'll also stock up on large amounts of anti-burn cream (on reflection, this might not be the safest way to travel).
Additionally, the hotel itself has a travel information page.