Venue & Travel Information

Located in Tivoli, less than 3km from Cork city centre & 11 km from Cork International Airport, there are various convenient transport options available for delegates travelling to Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.

On a hill surrounded by landscaped greenery, this low-key hotel is 3 km from the M8, 5 km from the 18th-century English Market and 9 km from the 16th-century Blackrock Castle.

Bright, relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, some feature river or city views.

Parking is free. A breakfast buffet is served in a cosy dining room that has exposed brick walls. There’s also a grill restaurant, and an airy bar offering an afternoon tea. Other amenities include a playground and a garden.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage delegates to travel to Cork by bus or train. 

Public Transport Options


Cork Kent Station on Lower Glanmire Road is very close to the hotel. Take a taxi from the rank outside the station – journey time is approximately five minutes. The station is within walking distance from the hotel – you should allow 20 minutes for a brisk walk or 30 minutes at a more leisurely pace.


In addition to being a hub for regional and national services, a scheduled bus service operates from Cork Airport to the City centre. From Cork Bus Station, we recommend taking a taxi to the hotel – journey time is ten minutes.


From Cork city centre the number 8 bus runs every 15 minutes from St Patrick’s Street and stops across from Mayfield Police Station. Proceed down the Mayfield Hill and follow the road around to the left to the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs


TFI Bikes makes getting around and across the city easy. You can rent a TFI bike using the TFI app outside of the main train station. From there the hotel is about 2 miles from the city centre. Take the Lower Glanmire road past the train station and this will bring you directly to the hotel. There are TFI bike sharing stations at the hotel where you can leave or take bikes.


From Dublin

  • On approach from the N8, before the Jack Lynch Tunnel follow the signs for the city centre at the Dunkettle Roundabout.
  • Continuing for city centre take the first exit at the next roundabout onto the dual carriageway Lower Glanmire Road (sign posted city centre).
  • Take the first exit left signposted Clayton Hotel Silver Springs which will take you up to the Tivoli Flyover.
  • At the lights turn right, then right again, and the hotel is on the next left.

From Cork City Centre

  • At roundabout take the first exit. Bear left onto South City Link Road – N27
    ●At the second junction continue forward onto Michael Collins Bridge N27
    ● Bear left onto Penrose Quay – N8 (signposted all routes)
    ● Turn right onto Ship Street – R854
    ● Turn right onto Lower Glanmire Road – N8
    ● At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N8 (signposted Dublin, Rosslare)
    ● Continue on the Lower Glanmire road and over the Skew Bridge, move into the left-hand lane
    ● At the Kevin O’ Leary garage turn left and then right

How to get to the venue from the Metropole Hotel

Take the number 214 bus from MacCurtain Street to Castle Avenue (about 10 min) then walk around the intersection to the Clayton (5 min)

The Clayton Silver Springs is about a 6-minute drive along the same route.

Click HERE to view this route on google maps.

How to get to the venue from Clayton City Centre

Walk north across the river lee and at the first intersection take a left, and across the road (10 min walk) you can take the 214 bus from MacCurtain Road to Castle Avenue (10 min) then walk around the intersection to the Clayton Silver Springs (5 min)

This route is about a ten-minute drive.

Click HERE to view this route on Google Maps.

How to get to the venue from the Maldron Hotel South Mall

Walk north across the River Lee and at the first intersection take a left, and across the road (10 min walk) you can take the 214 bus from MacCurtain Road to Castle Avenue (10 min) then walk around the intersection to the Clayton Silver Springs (5 min)

This route is about a ten-minute drive.

Click HERE to view the route on Google Maps.


We are pleased to offer complimentary hotel parking to all guests visiting Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. An electric charging station is available.



The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the Event. We would in particular draw your attention to the cancellation policy in respect of registration fees and accommodation. In the event that, for whatever reason, the Conference has to be cancelled or postponed, the Organising Committee, and/or its agents, will be responsible only for refund of monies received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.

Visas And Passports

All nationalities visiting Ireland require valid passports. Visas are not currently required of EU nationals, EFTA nationals, or USA, Canadian or Australian nationals. Information on nationalities requiring a visa may be obtained from any Irish Embassy or Consulate or Irish Tourist Office and online HERE.

Please note that it can take 6 to 8 weeks to process a Visa Application and early application is recommended. Please also note that the Irish Organising Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility in connection with Visa Applications and the normal cancellation policy, for registration fees and hotel deposits, will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend the convention due to late submission of their visa application and/or rejection of same.

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)

Located at most banks, and are widespread throughout the country. They accept Visa, Mastercard, as well as PLUS and CIRRUS debit cards. Credit cards are widely accepted.


Mild and temperate (showers can occur at any time of the year). Summer temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (60 to 75° F). Spring and autumn temperatures average around 10+ degrees Celsius (50+° F). Winter is 0 to 10° Celsius (30 to 50° F). Rainwear is recommended.


The euro (€)


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday open 10am to 4pm. Thursday from 10am to 5pm in Dublin (and some other regions). Small towns and rural areas – banks may close for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Electric Current

220 volts

Shopping Hours

Monday to Saturday – 9am to 6pm. Thursday and Friday – late night shopping in most malls. Sunday – many shops open 12.00pm to 6pm. Duty-free shopping is available at all the international airports.