Welcome to the Accommodation page for World Meeting of Families 2018

Are you looking to book accommodation while you participate in World Meeting of Families 2018? Would you like to stay in a hotel, in an apartment or perhaps on a university campus? Would you prefer to stay in a family home? Below is some information to assist you with your accommodation. Dublin will be very busy during August 2018 so we do recommend that you book your accommodation early.

Family and Pilgrim Accommodation Options:

A)    Hotels, Self-Catering Apartments and university Campus Apartments

Our Registration and Accommodation team can help you book accommodation in hotels, self-catering apartments and university campuses in and around Dublin. Continue reading this page for more information.

B)    Staying in an Irish home:

Hotels, Self-Catering Apartments and university Campus Apartments

A large selection of accommodation options will be available during the WMOF2018 period throughout Dublin for families, groups and individuals attending World Meeting of Families 2018. Accommodation booking are available online at time of registration and will be made through the same booking form through the WMOF2018 website. Accommodation on offer ranges from 3*, 4*, 5* hotels to self-catering apartments and university campus apartments, with rates to suit every budget and are within convenient access to the event venues.

The price of accommodation is not included in the registration fees. We advise early booking as the city will be very busy. 

If you are a group or a family wishing to book accommodation, or if you require addition information and support, please contact our Registration and Accommodation Team.



Single Room B&B
(Per night) 


Twin room B&B
(Per night)

DCU Glasnevin (Larkfield) €69.00  
DCU Glasnevin (Hampstead,College Park)   €79.00  €119.00 
DCU St.Patrick €50.00  
DCU All Hallows €99.00  €139.00 
Trinity Pearse Street €84.00  
Trinity Graduate Memorial Building Twin   €138.00
Trinity New Square Apartment Single €84.00  
Trinity New Square Apartment Double    €138.00
Maynooth €65  
 3 STAR    
Jurys Inn Christchurch €210.00 €230.00 
Jurys Inn Parnell €210.00 €230.00 
Maldron Hotel Tallaght €191.00 €203.00 
Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross €181.00 €193.00 
4 STAR    
Mespil €199.00  €213.00 
Croke Park Hotel €225.00 €245.00 
Clarence Hotel €245.00 €260.00 
Morrison Hotel €275.00 €290.00 
Radisson Blu Golden Lane €240.00 €250.00 
Gresham Hotel €195.00 €225.00
Grand Hotel Malahide €185.00 €225.00
5 STAR    
Intercontinental €325.00 €345.00 
Conrad €269.00 €289.00 
Radisson Blue St Helen's Hotel  €250.00 €260.00

Accommodation Description


DCU - Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS:  9.6KM
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DCU Glasnevin is the largest of the three main campuses in DCU providing modern rooms in an accessible location in North Dublin. While staying at Glasnevin campus you can avail of on-site facilities such as three restaurants, onsite bar, mini supermarket, pharmacy, the Helix Theatre and top class sporting facilities including our swimming pool & gym. DCU Rooms are superb value and rivals all three star hotels when staying in North Dublin and Dublin City centre. All rooms are ensuite and are both modern and affordable with self-catering facilities available.  Some of the property can be sectioned off into large 5 bedroom apartments which would suit family/ groups wanting to avail of shared living space. This location is close to Croke Park, one of Ireland leading sporting grounds.

DCU- St Patrick Campus 

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS 9.60 km
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St Patrick's Campus accommodation is single room occupancy, with a single bed, study desk, internet access, bookshelves, wardrobe, and wash hand basin. Guests share bathroom facilities with several guests on their floor. Each house has a common room with TV & kitchen facility.  There are no lifts or disabled access rooms in these blocks. Wi-Fi is currently available only in the common room areas which are located on the ground floor. Wired connections are fitted in each bedroom. Please note extra beds are not possible in these rooms. This location is close to Croke Park, one of Ireland's leading sporting grounds. €50 per room per night

All Hallows

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS:  7.5KM
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All Hallows is one of the campuses connected to DCU and provides modern rooms in a beautiful setting in North Dublin. During summer months high quality accommodation is provided to tourists and visitor who wish to avail of comfortable accommodation as an affordable alternative to those wishing to stay in a central location in North Dublin. As a visitor to the campus you can track its history in the new Heritage Exhibition and relax in it's Reflective Garden side by side with the All Hallows Chapel which has always been a prominent landmark in the local area. This location is close to Croke Park one of Irelands leading sporting grounds

Trinity College

Trinity-En-suite-Single-Bedroom-resized.jpgRating: Student Accomodation - Distance to RDS 4.60 km 
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Situated just off Dublin's main downtown shopping area, Grafton Street in the heart of the City, Trinity College Dublin boasts over 600 guest rooms and apartments on its historical university campus. It is perfectly located to explore the culture and vibrancy of Ireland’s capital.
Trinity itself is home to some of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures: the Book of Kells, the Old Library and the Science Gallery.

•    Pearse Street- 1 private single bedroom with attached bathroom, and access to a kitchen shared with a number of other rooms on the same floor. Network connections and television points are available. Rooms are located in a modern building on the main campus. Full Irish breakfast is included in price. €84.00 per room per night
•    Graduate Memorial Building - 1 ensuite twin private bedroom with 2 single beds and private bathroom. Rooms have access to a kitchen shared with a number of other rooms on the same corridor. €138.00 per room per night
•    New Square Apartment - 1 double bedroom within the unit, each bedroom door will lock individually which will share the kitchen, sitting room and bathroom with 1 or 2 single bedrooms. Network connections and television points are available. These apartments have been recently renovated, and are located in New Square, an historic residential area on the main campus. Full Irish breakfast is included in price. €138.00 per room per night
•    New Square Apartment - 1 or 2 single bedrooms within the unit, each bedroom door will lock individually which will share the kitchen, sitting room and bathroom with 1 other double bedroom. These apartments have been recently renovated, and are located in New Square, an historic residential area on the main campus. €84.00 per room per night


Maynooth University

Rating: Student Accommodation - Distance to RDS : 43.5KM
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The historic campus at Maynooth dates back to 1795 and is home to St Patrick’s College and Maynooth University. Guest accommodation is available in a range of room types, from student apartments to tastefully appointed en-suites in their heritage buildings. Since 1992 Maynooth Campus Conference & Accommodation has offered a warm welcome to groups of all sizes, large sports and cultural events, summer schools and conferences, as well as to tourists from Ireland and abroad. The university campus combines contemporary services in a setting steeped in tradition and distinguished by striking architecture and beautiful grounds. Two impressive dining-rooms and extensive sports and leisure options compliment their guest rooms.

Apartment En-suite
En-suite rooms in two student villages, River Apartments and Courtyard Apartments. Typically with 5-bed apartments but with some 4-bed and 6-bed configurations. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table and lounge. Located on the north campus.

University Village
Standard rooms in 5-bed apartments in the University Village that comprises 48 apartments. Two showers and toilets per apartment. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table and lounge. Located on the north campus.


Jurys Inn Christchurch, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 

182 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS:  4.1KM
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Jurys Christchurch Inn is a modern building situated in Dublin’s oldest quarter, opposite historic Christchurch Cathedral. The hotel features 182 spacious and comfortable rooms and has a restaurant and bar facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Its perfect location means it is within easy strolling distance of Temple Bar area, St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and Grafton Street.


Jurys Inn Parnell, Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

253 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS:  4.7KM
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The centrally located Jurys Inn Parnell Street is a contemporary hotel just 1 minute from O’Connell Street and a short stroll from Moore Street ~ Dublin’s famous street market. Its city centre location allows guests explore the city's main shopping districts and cultural attractions. Featuring 253 spacious rooms, it has a Restaurant, a Pub and a café. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. 


Maldron Hotel Tallaght, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24

119 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS: 14.2KM
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The Maldron Hotel Tallaght is a contemporary hotel located 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and 20 minutes’ drive from Dublin city centre. The hotel offers 120 well-appointed guestrooms, many with panoramic views of the Dublin Mountains. The hotel has a modern styled restaurant and a bar. Guests can enjoy full access to the Arena Leisure centre which features a 20m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, kids pool and fully equipped gymnasium. Secure complimentary parking is also available. Ideal for business and leisure guests the hotel is also accessible to the city centre via the Luas tram stop 5 minutes away.

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22

299 Rooms - Rating: 3 Star - Distance to RDS: 21.6KM
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Located just off the N7, Dublin city's main artery to the south of the country, Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is close to west County Dublin's industrial and business district. The hotel features 299 large spacious rooms that are fully equipped with all modern amenities. The Brasserie offers you a range of dining options, from traditional Irish breakfast to full table service à la carte while guests can relax with a drink in the Lounge bar. The hotel is well situated for easy access to Dublin Airport and is approximately 9 km from the city centre.


Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4

255 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.0KM
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Situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin, overlooking the leafy banks of the Grand Canal, the Mespil Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel. Close to the RDS arena and the Aviva Stadium, just a short walk brings you to St. Stephen's Green and Dublin’s city centre. Many of the 255 modern designed bedrooms have views of the canal and Georgian surroundings while there are also a number of apartments for longer stay guests. Guests have a choice of dining options in the restaurant and the Terrace bar. In 2013 the hotel added a gym that features 2 fitness rooms offering a variety of cardio and resistance equipment plus a balance and stretching room.

Croke Park Hotel, Jones's Road, Dublin 3 

232 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS : 6.7 KM
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Croke Park Hotel is located on Jones's Road close to the famous  Croke Park Stadium, the home of Ireland’s national Gaelic sports. Ideally situated 10 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport it is a short walk from the city centre’s main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. With 232 spacious, air conditioned and sound insulated rooms it is a perfect base for business or leisure guests and also features a tempting bistro and bar in addition to its fully modern gym. 

Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

49 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 5.6KM
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A part of the Dublin scene since 1852, the Clarence Hotel was purchased in 1992 by two members of the rock group U2, Bono and The Edge. Its design merges the traditional and the contemporary and it is ideally located on the quays of the river Liffey in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. The Clarence is a small boutique style hotel with 49 tastefully decorated bedrooms and suites. Cleaver East is a well-known restaurant, while the Octagon bar is a fashionable meeting place. Guests can relax in the fitness and therapy room. The hotel is 5 minutes stroll from Grafton Street and Trinity College while Christchurch, Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery are all within walking distance. Stephen's Green is within a 15 minute walk and the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is a 20 minute walk along the River Liffey.

Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

138 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS:  5.0 KM
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A creation of the world-renowned designer John Rocha, The Morrison Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin city centre on the banks of the River Liffey. The contemporary hotel embraces an “East Meets West” theme. The 138 guestrooms feature simple, cool and comfortable bedroom design. When not relaxing in their rooms, guests can enjoy The Morrison’s Café Bar, a space with comfortable leather couches and complimentary WiFi. The bar serves lunch and dinner as well as an exciting cocktail and drinks menu. Hotel residents can also make use of the Fitness Centre. The split-level space has cardiovascular equipment, free weights, stretching mats and yoga balls. Other facilities include a range of meeting and conference spaces that can accommodate groups of two to 240 delegates. The Morrison sits just across the river from Temple Bar, renowned for its nightlife and restaurants. It is also a short stroll from Trinity College, Grafton Street and Dublin Castle. 

Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

161 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS:3.9KM
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The Radisson Royal is located in Cathedral Square in the heart of Dublin City Centre - next to Dublin’s three famous landmarks, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Christchurch.  Only a short walk from Grafton Street the main shopping area in Dublin this 4* hotel has 161 rooms in a choice of styles to suit every taste. Each room offers, free high-speed Internet access, Individual climate control, Coffee and tea making facilities, Flat-panel LCD television, Direct dial telephone and separate shower and bath.  It has a modern bar and choice of restaurants.

Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 

288 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 4.4 KM
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The Riu Plaza Gresham Dublin is a landmark building in Dublin city centre and is one of the city’s oldest hotels built in 1817. The hotel is centrally located on O’Connell Street beside one of the capital’s main shopping areas, and close to Croke Park Stadium, Temple Bar, the Abbey Theatre, and the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The hotel has undergone extensive renovation in recent years and today offers 288 contemporary styled guestrooms. Featuring two restaurants, guests can also relax for afternoon tea in the classic décor of the Writers Lounge, or in Toddys Bar, a favourite with in-house guests and locals alike. Guests can also avail of the in-house fitness studio.

Grand Hotel Malahide, Malahide Village, Co Dublin  

150 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS:  21.4KM
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The Grand Hotel is a traditional hotel located in Malahide a unique seaside town, in the suburb of Dublin. The hotel is 15 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport and 5 minutes from the M50 motorway. There is a DART (rail commuter), rail and regular public bus services to Dublin City, a journey of 30 minutes approximately. The hotel is an excellent choice for visitors who wish to enjoy the attractions of Dublin City and the tranquillity of a small seaside town. The hotel has 150 bedrooms and extensive facilities, including a leisure centre, bar and restaurant. 


Intercontinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

197 Rooms - Rating: 5 Star - Distance to RDS: 1.0 KM
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InterContinental Dublin, the city's finest five-star hotel, nestled on two acres of landscaped gardens in Ballsbridge boasts 197 luxuriously appointed guest bedrooms and suites, widely acknowledged as the most spacious in the city. InterContinental Dublin is an all-day dining destination with a comfortable and stylish atmosphere from early-morning breakfasts to late-night cocktails. The Spa at InterContinental Dublin is a stylish, urban retreat with result-led skincare designed around any schedule. Swimming Pool, Sauna, Whirlpool and four treatment rooms. State-of-the-art facilities and an expert team of therapists.

Conrad Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

192 Rooms - Rating: 5 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.1 KM
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The recent refurbishment of Conrad Dublin took its inspiration from the charm and hospitality of this iconic city. The award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen's Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall. 
Heavily inspired and influenced by Dublin’s rich literary culture and local heritage, Conrad Dublin features 192 beautifully refurbished guest rooms and suites. Join us on a voyage of discovery at Lemuel’s, relax and enjoy a tasty meal in Alfie Byrne’s or take a seat in the stylish surroundings of The Coburg and experience a true brasserie. The hotel's fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio machines and weights, and the jogging routes around the picturesque St Stephen's Green are also yours to be enjoyed.

 Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin

151 Rooms - Rating: 4 Star - Distance to RDS: 3.6 KM
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Set in four acres of magnificent formal gardens, the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel is a modern hotel 5km from Dublin city centre. The hotel incorporates St Helen’s Hall, an 18th century historic mansion and has been extensively refurbished and extended into a 5 star property. The hotel offers 151 luxurious guestrooms including 25 suites, two restaurants and an Orangerie Bar set in unique Victorian conservatory. The hotel has 11 dedicated meeting & event suites, which can accommodate up to 350 delegates. Guests can avail of complimentary access to a fully-equipped fitness suite located on the grounds of the historic St. Helen's estate. All rooms at the hotel afford panoramic views of the hotel gardens, and either Dublin Bay or the Wicklow Mountains. The nearest Aircoach stop is a three-minute walk from the hotel. Guests at the hotel can easily walk to University College Dublin, and several other major Dublin attractions like Leopardstown Race Course, Dundrum Town Centre and the RDS are just minutes from the hotel.

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