Conference Venue

The conference venue, Dublin Castle is located in the heart of the city and is one of the most important buildings in Irish history.  From 1204 until 1922, it served principally as a residence for the British monarch’s Irish representative, the Viceroy of Ireland, and as a ceremonial and administrative centre.

On 16 January 1922, the last ever Viceroy of Ireland handed Dublin Castle over to Michael Collins and the government of the newly-independent Irish state. Since that historic moment, a tradition of state ceremony has been maintained at the Castle.  Successive Irish governments have continued to use it for important national events, government conferences, state dinners and commemorations.  Since 1938, each one of Ireland’s presidents has been inaugurated in St Patrick’s Hall, located within the State Apartments.  Dublin Castle has been at the centre of Irish History and commemoration for over 800 years.

The Printworks is the largest and newest venue in Dublin Castle, opened for Ireland’s hosting of the European Presidency in 2013. It is located in the lower courtyard with unrivalled views of Dublin’s last intact medieval tower. This is the location for the main plenary sessions, poster sessions and exhibition at the IVRAEVDI2021 Conference.

Located across the courtyard is the Hibernia Conference Centre. This will be the location for parallel sessions and service of lunch each day.

We would like to thank our colleagues in the Department of Agriculture for their invaluable support, without which we could not have hoped to secure such a prestigious venue for our conference.

Dublin Castle is located just off Dame Street right in the heart of the city click here for directions