General Information

Banks & Currency

Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland. Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country. Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels and banks.
Bank Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10.00-16.00
Wednesday: 10.30-16.00
Thursday: 10.00-17.00


Cool and changeable (showers can occur frequently at this time of year) March temperatures range from 3 – 10 degrees C (35-50 F).


Electric Current: 240 Volts AV
Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.


All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the conference. The Organising Committee of AVA 2020 reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.


General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00.


Smoking is prohibited inside public areas in Ireland including all bars, nightclubs, restaurants and public buildings. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues. UCD is a smoke-free campus and smoking/vaping is only permitted in areas away from public buildings and carparks.

Click here for UCD Smoke Free Campus Policy which indicates where smoking is permitted.

Most accommodation bedrooms in Ireland are non-smoking; you should enquire directly with your accommodation provider if you require a smoking room


Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. 10% would be standard. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.