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Radison Venue ECIR 2011 main conference will take place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin city centre and the workshops will take place at the Guinness Storehouse conference centre.

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is newly built hotel and conference facility within walking distance of top city landmarks such as Trinity College, Dublin Castle, ChristChurch, St.Patricks Cathedral, The Guinness Storehouse and the famous Grafton Street shopping district and Temple Bar, the beating heart of Dublin's nightlife. A wide variety of theatres, restaurants and night clubs are also just a few minutes walk away. The hotel has a large and private conference area, with excellent and well equipped facilities.

Radison Venue

For ECIR, the conference venue will be entirely reserved for ECIR delegates, including access to a private meeting cafe (the O bar) with seating for up to forty conference attendees to engage in discussion. For the conference poster session reception, we will (weather depending) use the Rooftop Terrace Garden.


Guinness Storehouse Exterior The Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin city centre and is Ireland's No. 1 international visitor attraction, attracting over 4 million visitors since 2000. Specifically the ECIR 2011 workshops and the welcome reception will take place in the Arthur Guinness Business Centre, within the storehouse, which is a modern and stylish conference centre, with award winning architectural design, partnered with unique rooms and facilities, provides an ideal atmosphere to host the workshop sessions.

Guinness Storehouse Interior

The Storehouse was originally built in 1904 to house the Guinness fermentation process. This incredible building was constructed in the style of the Chicago school of architecture, with massive steel beams providing the support for the structure of the building. The Storehouse building housed the fermentation of Guinness beer until 1988. The Storehouse is laid out over seven floors surrounding a glass atrium taking the shape of a pint of Guinness. On the ground floor the massive exhibit introduces you to the four ingredients; water, barley, hops and yeast, all of which combine together to make a pint of Guinness.

Supported By

  • Dublin City University
  • University of Sheffield
  • The British Computer Society