Accessibility

Please visit the accessibility page on the Congress website to learn more about accessibility at the Conference Centre and throughout Dublin. If you require assistance during the Congress, please visit the Accessibility Counter by the registration area.  Do not hesitate to let us know if you need any assistance by emailing: accessibilitywlic2022@kit-group.org.

Accomodation

IFLA has appointed K.I.T. Group GmbH as the official housing agency. If you have any questions or changes, please contact the hotel directly. If you do not have the contact details with you, we will be happy to help you at the registration counters, or send an email to: wlic2022-registration@kit-group.org. There is more information on the congress website.

Airport

Located on the edge of Europe, less than six hours from the east coast of the United States, two hours from many mainland European capitals, and 50 minutes from London, access to Ireland is simple from most parts of the world.

Thousands of flights from the US, EU and the UK arrive in Ireland every week, with Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Kerry and Belfast Airports always ready to cater to international visitors. As the only country in Europe to offer US Customs and Immigration pre-clearance prior to departure, travelling back across the Atlantic from Ireland couldn’t be more convenient.

We advise that you allow 2.5 hours before a short-haul flight, and 3.5 hours before a long-haul flight.

Airport Transfer

Dublin Port Tunnel cuts journey time from the airport to the city centre to 12-15 minutes.

  • Taxis are readily available for hire outside the airport. A taxi journey into the city centre from the airport should cost approximately €25-€30. Most international car rental companies have representation in the airport terminals.

Official Mobile App of WLIC 2022, 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 26 – 29 July 2022, Dublin, Ireland.

 

This mobile app is available for all IFLA WLIC 2022 Congress participants. It is designed to help you plan and coordinate your personal timetable.

App users can browse through the Congress Programme, locate the session and meeting rooms and the exhibitors’ stands using the venue map.

Banking Services

Banks in Ireland generally open around 10:00 and close about 16:00, Monday to Friday. Selected banks may open on Saturday mornings. ATM machines are located at most banks and elsewhere in cities, towns and villages. They accept most credit and debit cards. Traveller’s cheques are no longer widely accepted on the island of Ireland.

Business Centre

Located within the Main Entrance Foyer with a small printer to make copies and a laptop. It costs 50 cents

Monday, 25 July 2022                       07:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 26 July 2022                       07:30 – 18:00

Wednesday, 27 July 2022                 07:30 – 17:00

Thursday, 28 July 2022                     07:30 – 16:00

Catering & Coffee

You will receive two vouchers per exhibition day (Tuesday– Thursday) for a cup of coffee or tea included in your registration fee. The daily voucher can be redeemed in the catering outlets located in the Exhibition, and

There will be one food court opened in the Exhibition Hall

Caucus Meetings

The Caucus Meetings take place on Tuesday, 25 July 2022. They are meetings for delegates from a specific geographical region.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance for all delegates will be sent by email after the Congress.

Climate

In Ireland, an umbrella and sunglasses are your best friends! But while it rains in Ireland, of course, long showers are quite rare, and it’s what keeps us green. The mild climate makes every season suitable for visiting Ireland. In summer, the average daytime temperature inland is approximately 18°C.

Congress Material

To support the sustainability of the Congress, there will be no Congress Bags or printed Material available at this year’s Congress. You will receive a pocket program with your Congress badge and an eBag.

Congress Tours

A selected company will offer tours before, during and after the Congress, where guests have the chance to visit Dublin and Ireland. More information regarding the tours are available on the website: https://2022.ifla.org/half-day-tours/

Congress Venue

The Convention Centre Dublin was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, The CCD is ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market.

 

Since The CCD opened in September 2010, we have hosted over 1,800 events. As business tourists spend money on hotels, taxis, dining out, entertainment, shopping, cultural experiences and tourist attractions, events held at The CCD help to generate significant revenue for the Irish economy.

 

To date, we have won 42 industry awards, and continue to position Ireland on the world stage for international conferences, congresses and events. We strive to offer a truly world-class venue in every sense, from the quality of the facility, through to every aspect of our service. Our aim is to offer conference and event organisers, as well as conference delegates, an unrivalled event experience.

Samuel Beckett Bridge and Convention Centre, Dublin

Congress Venue Location

Core Congress Dates

26-28 July 2022

The Opening Ceremony will take place in The Auditorium on Tuesday, 26 July 2022.

COVID-19

We will work together with the Convention Centre Dublin to ensure we are taking all necessary safety measures during this time. We support the national and international efforts against the virus, and will follow the advice of the HSE (Health Service Executive in Ireland) and NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) in relation to hosting the Congress in 2022.

Please find here more info about COVID-19 in Dublin, and here a list of test centres in the congress centre vicinity.

COVID-19 Travel Advice

Dublin Airport provides travel advice for all arriving passengers. Make sure you are eligible to enter Ireland before starting your journey. Please find up-to-date information here.

Credit and Debit Cards

Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted throughout the island of Ireland, and American Express is accepted in some places but not all. Credit cards may be used for purchases and to withdraw cash from ATM cash machines (although this usually is accompanied by a fee).

You can also withdraw cash from ATMs with your MasterCard or Visa debit card. Fees will still be charged but at a lower rate than credit cards. Ireland uses the ‘chip and pin’ system for debit and credit card transactions. Most retailers will accept swipe cards, but this is not always guaranteed.

Cultural Evening

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, from 19:00 to 00:00 at the dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire

The bus departure starts at 17:30 in front of the CCD.

The Cultural Evening is a chance for the delegates to meet people from around the world in a more relaxed environment, make new friends and share good times through the events’ performances and celebrations.

The Irish port town of Dún Laoghaire is located about 10 km south of Dublin. The name is derived from a walled square called Dún, which is said to have been established by the mythical Irish king Laoghaire (King Lear) in the 5th century. The seaside town became more and more popular with the English upper class in the 19th century, so that over time the suburb of Dublin developed into an elegant seaside resort with magnificent villas.Other attractions in Dún Laoghaire are the harbor promenade on the East Pier, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, and the James Joyce Tower.

 

In early summer 2012, work began in earnest on the iconic dlr LexIcon, the central library and cultural center in the heart of Dún Laoghaire. On April 17, 2015, dlr LexIcon was officially opened by An Cathaoirleach Councillor Marie Baker, with Mairead Owens, County Librarian of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, as Master of Ceremonies. Architects Louise Cotter and David Naessens of Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects were also in attendance. In the first four months since dlr LexIcon opened in early December 2014, over 220,000 visitors have toured the award-winning building, an average of 10,000 visitors per week. During this period, a record 5,200 new members were added and over 105,000 items were checked out. The dlr LexIcon a haven of cultural and literary experiences. dlr LexIcon is a key community space where all are welcome and has been a hive of cultural and literary experiences.

 

Experience an Irish evening at dlr LexIcon and learn more about Irish history when the narrator tells you about myths and legends or introduces you to Irish spoken word performers/literary extracts. On the large outdoor area in front of the library a show takes you on a brief journey through the history of Irish music and dance, featuring some of Ireland’s finest performers.

 

In addition to various Irish dishes, don’t forget to try the famous Teddy’s Ice-cream.

Culture and Entertainment

Dublin is a genuinely unique capital that is steeped in tradition yet young at heart. It is a coastal city within easy reach of rolling countryside and mountains, a place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. There is so much to see and do in and around Dublin. Visit www.visitdublin.com and have a look at the insiders’ tips tab.

Currency

Ireland’s currency is the Euro. Because most places you visit will be able to take your credit or debit cards, you don’t need to take much cash. In fact, there is really no reason to get Euros before you leave.

Departing from Dublin Airport

As airports and airlines adjust to more travellers across Europe, be prepared to arrive earlier for your flight from Dublin.

Check these sites for more information:

Dublin Airport – Travel Advice

Dublin Airport – Prepare for Travel

Dublin Airport – Check-in

Dublin Airport – Plans to Improve the Passenger Experience

eBag

For sustainability reason, this year there will be no conference bag. You will receive a link to access the eBag with content from IFLA and the Exhibitioners.

Electricity

The voltage in Ireland is the same as in the rest of Europe (220 volts). Unless you are coming from the UK, you’ll need to use an adapter for plugs.

Emergency Numbers

  • Police: 999
  • Emergency: 999
  • Tourist Police: 1890 365 700
  • Airport Police, emergencies: +353 1 9444666
  • Fire Emergency: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Poison Control: 01 809 2566
  • Aids Help Line: 1800 459 459
  • Roadside Assistance – AA: 1800 66 77 88
  • Traffic Police of Dublin: 0818 205 805

 

Ireland’s international calling code is +353

Exhibition

IFLA will also hold a trade exhibition at The Dublin Convention Centre in conjunction with the World Library and Information Congress. Attendees are invited to visit the exhibition which will be open from Tuesday morning 26 July 2022 until Thursday, 28 July 2022. Final opening hours will be included in the Congress Programme.

Food and Drink

When it comes to food on the island of Ireland, start at the very beginning. The purity of the natural produce here has made the island one of the most talked about food destinations in Europe, with artisan cheese, exceptional beef and lamb, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and much more.

The green pastures, deep valleys and abundant waters surrounding the island have helped create outstanding natural flavours that you won’t get anywhere else. From sublime smoked salmon to the creamiest butter imaginable, Ireland’s food boasts an impeccable provenance and can be best enjoyed here in the very place from which it comes.

First Aid

The First Aid Room is located on the lower ground.

Please contact a staff member to assist you or inform them about any incident requiring First Aid.

Hashtag

Use the #WLIC2022 hashtag to let your friends and colleagues know you are participating in WLIC2022!

IFLA Congress Communication

IFLA will communicate news items through several channels before and during the Congress, such as the IFLA Newsletter, News pieces on the Congress Website and social media. During the Congress, Facebook will be the main channel for Congress news.

IFLA Website

www.ifla.org

Information Desk:

The information desk is located in the Lobby of the Convention Centre Dublin.

Language

Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaelic. English is the most widely spoken.

Library Boulevard

The Library Boulevard, located in the Foyer on Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4, is an opportunity for you to discover Irish libraries. This boulevard will feature a variety of posters on a range of different topics and will show Irish libraries’ dynamism, such as new projects in libraries regarding digital innovation, unique architecture, or new services for citizens.

Library Visits are on Friday, 29 July

Delegates can drop by the Library Visits Counter, found in the Registration Area, during the Congress to register for the Non-Local Library Visits and Local Library Visits (with bus*) if there is still space available. Delegates can register for the Local Library Visits (public transportation or walk) at the Library Visits Counter in the registration area.

Please note that onsite booking is available until Thursday, 28 July.

This desk will also provide attendees with details regarding all Library Visits (transportation, description of libraries).

*Participants are kindly asked to check-in 30 minutes before the bus departure of their registered Library Visit.

For more information about Library Visits, please click here.

Library Visits – Non-Local  (Full-day)

These are full-day visits travelling between 100km and 250km one way by bus.

Participants will be charged a minimal fee to cover the transportation costs.

Pick-up point for all visits: In front of the Convention Centre Dublin

Library Visits by Bus – Local (Half-Day)

These are half-day visits travelling up to 40km one way by bus.

Participants will be charged a minimal fee to cover the transportation costs.

Pick-up point for all visits: In front of the Convention Centre Dublin

Library Visits – Local (Half-Day) Walking tours

These are half-day visits with no charge to participants.

Participants will use either public transportation (Local Library Visits #1 to #19) or walk to the libraries (Walking Tours #1 to #3 – no public transportation).

Live Streaming

With an expanded offer since our first ever WLIC live streaming in 2017, IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) will be live-streamed again this year! We will be giving live online access to the larger and most popular sessions of the Congress, allowing you to get the latest updates of key initiatives that IFLA is undertaking in the effort of achieving a stronger and globally united library field.

Location of the IFLA Secretariat

The IFLA Headquarters Secretariat is in Liffey Meeting Room 3, located on Level 1.

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Lost & Found

Please go to the Registration Counters located on Ground Floor-Main Entrance.

Mobile Devices Charging Areas

Mobile phone charging stations are located in the Exhibition Area and Foyers on different levels as well as in the Auditorium on Level 3.

Please do not forget to bring an adapter in order to charge your phone.

Mobile Phones

As a courtesy to speakers and other attendees, we kindly request that all mobile phones are set on silent mode before entering Congress sessions.

Name Badges

The name badge must always be worn during the Congress. Access to the Congress facilities will not be granted without a proper name badge. If an attendee loses, misplaces or forgets the name badge, a handling fee of 50 EUR will be charged for a new name badge. Upon handing out a new name badge, the lost badge will become invalid. Please note that accompanying persons do not have access to sessions apart from the Opening and Closing Sessions.

Opening Hours

Dates and Operating Hours of the Congress

 

Registration:

Date Time
Monday, 25 July 07:30 – 18:00
Tuesday, 26 July 07:30 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 July 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday, 28 July 07:30 – 18:00

 

Speaker Preview

Date Time
Monday, 25 July 14:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, 26 July 08:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 July 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday, 28 July 07:30 – 16:00

 

Exhibition:

Date Time
Tuesday, 26 July 10:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, 27 July 09:30 – 17:30
Thursday, 28 July 09:30 – 16:00

 

Security:

Date Time
Monday, 25 July 07:30 – 18:00
Tuesday, 26 July 07:30 – 19:00
Wednesday, 27 July 07:30 – 18:00
Thursday, 28 July 07:30 – 18:00

 

Cloakroom:

Date Time
Monday, 25 July 07:30 – 18:30
Tuesday, 26 July 07:30 – 20:30
Wednesday, 27 July 07:30 – 18:30
Thursday, 28 July 07:30 – 18:30

Organisation

Congress Organizer

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH

Association & Conference

Management

Kurfurstendamm 71

10709 Berlin, Germany

 

Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3 380

Fax: +49 30 24 60 3 200

Email: wlic2022@kit-group.org

 

Congress Host

IFLA Conference |BV

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5

2595 BE The Hague

Netherlands

Email: ifla@ifla.org

www:ifla.org

 

IFLA WLIC 2022 National Committee

Library Association of Ireland

Email: wlic2022@libraryassociation.ie

 

Registration & Accommodation

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH

 

Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3 380

Fax: +49 30 24 60 3 269

Email: wlic2022-sponsorship@kit-group.org

 

Exhibition/Sponsoring 

c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH

 

Tel.: +49 30 24 60 3 314

Fax: +49 30 24 60 3 200

Email: wlic2022-sponsorship@kit-group.org

Phoning in Ireland

When using your mobile phone, keep in mind that only digital phones with Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) services and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland.

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions will take place in the Poster Area located in the Exhibition.

Viewing Times:

Tuesday, 26 July 10:30 – 17:30
Wednesday, 27 July 09:30 – 17:30
Thursday, 28 July 09:30 – 16:00

Presentation of Posters:

Wednesday, 27 July 12:00 – 14:00
Thursday, 28 July 12:00 – 14:00

Registration

The Registration Counter is located on the Ground Floor – Main Entrance. Congress registrations, one-day and two-day registrations and remaining tickets for the Library Visits (by bus) can still be purchased onsite during the following times:

Monday, 25 July                               07:30 – 18:00

Tuesday, 26 July                               07:30 – 19:00

Wednesday, 27 July                        07:30 – 18:00

Thursday, 28 July                              07:30 – 18:00

Restaurants and Pubs around Dublin

 

Listing app for Restaurants – Search “Dublin”

https://www.opentable.ie/

 

Dublin Pubs – Selective Listing

https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/best-pubs-in-dublin-with-history/

 

Selection of Cafés and Restaurants

Seven Wonders:(about 10 mins walk, around the corner from the Spencer Hotel). Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin 1

Milano – Pizzeria (about 10 mins walk, opp. Spencer Hotel)

Il Fornaio – Italian (about 10 mins walk, around the corner from the Spencer Hotel)

Musashi IFSC Noodle & Sushi bar (about 10 mins walk, around the corner from the Spencer Hotel)

J2 Sushi&Grill (about 10 mins walk, opp. Spencer Hotel). Unit A, The Campshires, North Wall Quay, IFSC

Freshii (about 15 mins walk). IFSC Dublin, 25/26 CHQ Building, Georges Dock

Stack A Restaurant (about 15 mins walk). Vault C, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

Shopping and Opening Hours

Most shops in Dublin typically open from 09:00-18:00 Mondays to Saturdays, extending their opening hours every Thursday until 20:00. Some of the city’s shopping centres and department stores open every day until 20:00 or 21:00. Currently, nearly all stores on Sundays are open from midday until 18:00.

Shops – Within the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)

 

Supermarkets

Tesco Express Supermarket – Food, drink, masks, usual consumable items (Open 7am-10pm)

Spar Convenience Store – Food and drink essentials, masks etc. and ATM in-store (Open 6am-10pm). Mayor Street Bridge, Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin

Fresh Food Supermarket – Food and drink, Coffee shop and ATM in-store (Open 7am-10pm). Mayor Street Lower, IFSC, Dublin

Marks and Spencer Supermarket – Food and Drink (Open 9am-6.30pm). Excise Walk, Dublin 1, Ireland, D01 H0C9

 

Pharmacy

Remedi Pharmacy – Prescriptions, over the counter medicines, cosmetics, lotions etc. and beauty gifts (Open 9am-7pm). Custom House Square, IFSC, Dublin

Life Pharmacy – Prescriptions, over the counter medicines, cosmetics, lotions etc. and beauty gifts (Open 9am-5pm)

 

Earphones and cables

Eurogiant: 73 South Great George’s Street, D02 K194. Discover a wide range of earphones and headphones

Supervalu Supermarket – closest branch . 27 Talbot St, Dublin 1, D01 F9F3, Ireland. Has sometimes earphones in stock.

 

Smart phones support

Carphone Warehouse – they offer support to all types of smart phones

The main mobile companies (e.g. Vodafone) also have shops across the city centre.

Simultaneous Interpretation (SI)

Simultaneous interpretation services will be available in six languages:

French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic.

This service will be available for the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Session, and all other Sessions taking place in the Auditorium.

Please bring your own earphones to listen to the simultaneous interpretation via OPADE, clicking on the simultaneous interpretation icon.

You can purchase earphones and headphones here:

EuroGiant,

73 South Great George’s Street

D02 K194

Social and Cultural Events

All full-time participants and accompanying persons wearing their name badge and in possession of their social vouchers will have free access to the social events. Attendees with a one-day registration will only have access to social events which take place on the day of their registration.

Sponsorship

IFLA offers a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities for IFLA WLIC 2022. These can be booked online via the Exhibition and Sponsorship Ordering System (ESOS®). For further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact the Congress Secretariat: wlic2022-sponsorship@kit-group.org.

Supermarkets (all have wheelchair accessible entrances)

Tesco Express (just behind DCC)

https://www.tesco.ie/store-locator/dublin/retail-units-a-b-building-r

 

Spar IFSC (about 10 mins walk, around the corner from Spencer Hotel)

Mayor Street Bridge, Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1

Time Zone Information

We kindly invite you to use the TimeZone Converter if you have any doubts about the schedule.

Tourist Information Offices

To make the most of your holiday in Ireland, make sure your first stop is a visit to one of the DiscoverIreland tourist information centres, where you will receive free and independent advice, information, maps, and literature to enhance your holiday experience. Centres are located around the country.

Visit the Dublin Centre at https://www.discoverireland.ie/dublin/visit-dublin-centre-suffolk-street. The friendly and professional staff are happy to help you discover the capital city, and the many places of interest around the country, including the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Don’t miss the DiscoverIreland website here.

Transport

Dublin is a walkable city, easy to get around and navigate.

Public transport is certainly not the only way to travel around Dublin or Ireland, but it is one of the best! All the island’s public transport is overground, so enjoying the sights and scenery along your journey is easy.

Jump on our coastal train, the DART, to discover the beautiful towns and villages dotted along the Dublin coast or use our extensive public bus network to travel the city and suburbs. There’s the Luas tram system to get you out to the suburbs too, as well as bicycle hire throughout the city. Download the official Transport for Ireland Journey Planner to view all Dublin’s transport options. It’s completely free and covers all services, including walking!

If you are here for a few days, then the best value across rail, bus and LUAS options is the Leap Visitor Card. For 32 euros, you will get 7 days of free travel on buses, LUAS and DART. It includes buses from and to the airport, LUAS trams to the CCD and trains to Dun Laoghaire. Cards can be bought in advance here or at the airport.

Travel Insurance

When booking travel insurance, please ensure that the insurance includes protection from COVID-related risks, such as having to change/cancel travel plans or additional medical bills for treatment while in a foreign country.

Attendees are advised to arrange adequate travel and medical insurance against medical treatment, accidents, cancellation of bookings, etc. No responsibility will be accepted by the Congress Organisers.

Taxi

The taxi app, Free Now is the most used app in Dublin.  Alternatively, you can call Lynk Taxi directly at 00351 – 1 – 820 20 20.

Useful Websites

IFLA WLIC 2022 Website: http://2022.ifla.org/

The Convention Centre Dublin: https://www.theccd.ie/

If there is any additional information you require prior to your arrival in Dublin, please do not hesitate to contact the IFLA WLIC 2022 Congress Secretariat: wlic2022@kit-group.org.

Dublin City Guide – The Official Site: All you need to know but were afraid to ask about places to go and things to do: https://www.visitdublin.com

Dublin Coastal Trail: Short trips out of town on the DART, including Dun Laoghaire – Use your Visitor Leap Card!

https://www.failteireland.ie/FailteIreland/media/WebsiteStructure/Documents/Dublin/stops-on-the-dublin-coastal-trail.pdf

https://www.visitdublin.com/guides/dublin-coastal-trail

Listing app for Restaurants: https://www.opentable.ie/

Dublin Pubs – Selective Listing: https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/best-pubs-in-dublin-with-history/

Virtual Platform OPADE

Login information to the virtual platform and all relevant details will be sent to all Congress participants few days before the Congress.

The OPADE virtual platform allows delegates to have access to live sessions in the Auditorium during the Congress days and on demand afterwards.

Live Simultaneous interpretation will be available in six languages on the virtual platform OPADE.

Please bring your own earphones to listen the simultaneous interpretation via OPADE, clicking on the simultaneous interpretation icon close to the player.

The platform will allow Congress participants to communicate and network with colleagues. You can also access the eBag on OPADE.

Visa Information

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months before the Congress.

If your visa is not granted in time for you to attend the Congress and you have paid the registration fee in full, the registration fee minus a handling fee of EUR 50.00 will be refunded not later than 14 days after the Congress. You will receive this refund if the visa was applied for in time, and proof of this, together with an official notice from the embassy confirming that a visa could not be granted, is forwarded to K.I.T. Group (Conference Organiser).

The Republic of Ireland’s passport and visa requirements vary for different nationalities, so check with your local Irish Embassy or consulate before travelling. EU citizens need a valid passport or national identity card to enter the Republic of Ireland. Always check what form of ID is required by your  airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling. Although the Republic of Ireland is a member of the EU, it is not in the Schengen Area, so Schengen visas do not apply.

Nationals from countries which are not exempt will require a Conference/Event visa to attend the Congress. There is an extensive list of countries requiring a visa available here. Requirements for Short Stay Conference Visa are available here.

You can also find out about visa requirements from your local embassy or consulate. Anyone coming to the Republic of Ireland on a visa and wishing to visit Northern Ireland, England, Scotland or Wales, would need a multiple entry Irish visa and a UK visa as well. Your passport must be valid up to the return date of your trip to the Republic of Ireland.

Visit Dublin

Dublin City Guide – The Official Site

All you need to know but were afraid to ask about places to go and things to do: https://www.visitdublin.com

 

Dublin Coastal Trail

Short trips out of town on the DART, including Dun Laoghaire – Use your Visitor Leap Card!

https://www.failteireland.ie/FailteIreland/media/WebsiteStructure/Documents/Dublin/stops-on-the-dublin-coastal-trail.pdf

https://www.visitdublin.com/guides/dublin-coastal-trail

Volunteers

Approximately 200 volunteers, who are in their daily life, librarians from all types of libraries and documentation centres, students or active retirees from all regions of Ireland, as well as from many different countries, will contribute their time and effort towards the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022. They play a pivotal role at all the key touchpoints of the conference. Amongst many things, they will help you find your way through the Congress venue or participate in organising the Exhibition Area, the Library Visits, the cultural and social events.

They will be wearing WLIC IFLA 2022 vests with “Volunteer” written on the back and with name badges which make them easily identifiable. They will be delighted to assist you with any queries or questions you may have.

WIFI Information

Network: WLIC2022

Password: WLIC2022

WLIC Website

https://2022.ifla.org/

The following well-being activities will be available as part of this year‘s Congress:

Places can be booked on site from Monday, 25 July, at the ‘Library Visits and Well-Being Activities’
counter. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis – so please book your place
at least 24 hours before the activity.

The meeting point for the activities will be inside the main entrance for the James Joyce talk and the
Reading for Well-Being session and outside the main entrance to the Convention Centre for the Run
and the Walks.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 07:45 – 08:15
James Joyce Talk – James Joyce, Dublin, Ulysses. Led by Robert Nicholson, founder member and
Board Secretary of the James Joyce Cultural Centre, former curator of the James Joyce Tower and
Museum and author of ‘The Ulysses Guide: Tours through Joyce’s Dublin’.

Guided Walks – Along the River Liffey and its environs. Two walks, A and B, will be offered each day.
Led by Dublin City Historians.

5km Guided Run – Criss-crossing the River Liffey. Led by an experienced local runner.

 

Thursday, 28 July 2022 07:45 – 08:15

Reading for Well-Being – Share reading poetry. Read and listen to a poem together and discuss
it, based on the ‘Share Reading’ concept. No preparation is needed by participants. Led by
Mia Dimblad, Librarian/Team Leader and Anette Mjöberg, Library Director, at Hässleholm Culture
Department, Sweden and Nina Olsson, Librarian, Malmö City Library, Sweden.

Guided Walks – Along the River Liffey and its environs. Two walks, A and B, will be offered each day.
Led by Dublin City Historians.

Wondering what to pack?

Don’t forget your earphones if you want to hear the Sessions which have Simultaneous Interpretation.

Choose layers of clothes that are easy to put on and take off when the temperature changes. Take a sweater (even in summer), waterproof jacket, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella. Although the sun may not seem very bright, it is still important to use sunscreen. The hottest months, July and August, get about 18 hours of daylight, and it can stay light as late as 23:00. Hence the well-known saying about Irish summers: “there’s a long stretch in the evening”.