Accommodations at The Burlington Hotel
The Burlington Hotel, one of Dublin’s premier luxury 4-star hotels, is the official conference venue for SEPG Europe 2011.
- Telephone with voicemail
- Complimentary high-speed internet access
- Complimentary signature bathroom amenities
- Fluffy towels and crisp cotton sheets
- Multi-channel television
- 24-hour sports and news channels
- Work desk with lamp
- Iron, ironing board, and trouser press
- Tea & coffee-making facilities
- Universal Access Bedrooms for guests with disabilities (upon request)
The Burlington Hotel Surrounding Area
The Burlington Hotel is conveniently located close to many attractions. St. Stephen’s Green is just a short, 10-minute walk away. Take a stroll around the public park you can be at the heart of City Center, including Grafton Street, which one of Dublin’s main shopping streets.
Additionally, The Burlington Hotel provides easy access to Dublin’s light rail system. The closest Luas stop is just a short walk from the hotel. Visit the Luas website for more information on fares and routes.
While many consider Dublin one of Europe’s most ancient cities, SEPG Europe 2011 delegates will discover trendy bars, elegant restaurants, and stylish shops interspersed with rich historical and cultural charms.
Whether you are interested in sports, art, literature, history, or architecture, you will not find a lack of attractions to enjoy in this exciting and vibrant city. While there is an abundance of sites to see, here are 10 must-see or must-do activities during your time in Dublin (plus a few fun facts):
Top 10 Travel Attractions
- 1. Immerse yourself in Dublin’s history. Visit Dublin’s City Hall, which features a multimedia exhibit that tells the story of Ireland’s capital city. Trace the history of Dublin from the city’s founding, through Viking times, and up through its evolution into the vibrant city as it’s known today.
- 2. Experience—and taste—Dublin’s finest Irish whisky and famous beer. Take
a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, which is no longer a working
distillery but now a museum dedicated to the history of whisky
production. The Guinness Storehouse takes visitors on a journey through
the history and making of this world-famous beer, ending with a
complimentary pint at the Gravity Bar.
- 3. Tour Ireland’s most infamous prison.Kilmainham
Gaol opened in 1796 and remained in service until 1924. Today, visitors
can take a guided tour around the dungeons, past the once-inhabited
cells, and through the yard where leaders of the 1916 Rising were
- 4. Soak up some sports history. Gaelic
Athletic Association (GAA) Museum at Croke Park is perfect for visitors
interested in sports and the history of hurling and Gaelic football. An
interactive experience, visitors can play in the interactive game area
and take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the most historic and modern
sports stadiums in the world. Croke Park is also the fourth largest
sports stadium in Europe.
- 5. Stroll down O’Connell Street.This main thoroughfare through Dublin City Centre is one of the widest streets in Europe. The Spire, a 120 metre landmark, is located in the middle of O’Connell Street, right across from Dublin’s General Post Office. As the headquarters building for the Irish Postal Service with a rich history that dates back to the 1916 Rising, the General Post Office is one of the last great buildings of the Georgian era.
- 6. Walk through Trinity College.Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland. One of the can’t-miss attractions is the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript, which is housed among more than 200,000 of Trinity’s oldest books. Some famous Trinity College graduates include Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker.
- 7. Visit the Dublin Writers Museum.
Located in a magnificent 18th century mansion, the collection features
the works of the most noteworthy individuals in Dublin’s literary
community from the past 300 years. The Dublin Writers Museum houses the
chair in which George Frederic Handel first publicly performed The
8. Explore Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin’s oldest building. Founded in 1030, Christ Church Cathedral features unique manuscripts, historic artifacts, and brilliant gold and silverware. The famous Cathedral choir was founded in 1480 and is known for taking part in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah.
- 9. Shop up a storm at Grafton Street.Dublin’s main shopping street was named after the first Duke of Grafton, and U2, Ireland’s most famous rock band, started their career performing on Grafton Street. If your arms aren’t too full of shopping bags, stroll to the end of Grafton Street to see the Molly Malone Statue, modeled after the legendary figure who was commemorated in the song “Cockles and Mussels,” a Dublin anthem.
- 10. Enjoy art—and architecture—at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, which now houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art, was the first great classical structure to be built in Ireland. While many visitors go to view the art exhibits in the museum, others go to enjoy the architecture of the four buildings that surround the central courtyard.