Map and transport information
The Foundation/Eurofound is situated 16km south of the city centre, one km inland from the coast at Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown. Dublin Airport is situated 12km north of the city centre.
Arriving by car
From Dublin Airport
Take the M50 motorway (follow signs marked from airport exit) southbound heading in the direction of Wicklow/Wexford. Leave the motorway at exit 16 (Cherrywood/ Loughlinstown/ Ballybrack). Go straight through the roundabout and drive through two sets of traffic lights, crossing over the motorway to reach Wyattville Road [See journey on Google maps]. Drive through the next set of lights and at the following lights make a U-turn, so that you are now heading back down Wyattville Road in the opposite direction. Prepare to stop just before the next junction (150 m) and turn left into the main entrance of Eurofound (stone pillars). See drawing.
From Dublin city centre
The best route is to travel on the main road N11, via Donnybrook, Stillorgan and Foxrock (direction Bray). Take a left turn at a major junction indicated Ballybrack/Killiney/Dalkey. You are now on Wyattville Road. Drive through the first set of lights and at the second set make a U-turn so that you are now heading back down Wyattville Road in the opposite direction. Prepare to stop just before the next junction (150 m) and turn left into the main entrance of Eurofound (stone pillars). See drawing.
Arriving by taxi
You can pick up a taxi at Dublin airport and travel either directly to Eurofound or to the city centre (where you have the option of continuing to Eurofound by public transport). The one-way fare from the airport to Eurofound is around €50; from the airport to the city centre, it is around €35. See drawing.
Arriving by public transport
There is a direct bus connection from Dublin Airport to Eurofound: Aircoach (known as the ‘blue bus’) serving Dublin Airport to Greystones. Aircoach fares are €11 per adult one way and €17 return. You should get off at Loughlinstown Flyover to arrive to Eurofound. When you alight from the bus just walk back 100 metres to our gates. Always consult the website http://www.aircoach.ie/ as there may be changes in bus routes or schedules at certain times of the year.
There are also Aircoaches going to the city centre and to other southside destinations such as Jury’s Hotel (Pembroke Road) and the Stillorgan Park Hotel, where you can pick up a taxi to continue your journey to Eurofound. You can also pick up the following buses: no. 7 (marked 'Loughlinstown'), nos. 45, 84 and 145 from outside Jury’s Hotel and nos. 84 and 145 from outside the Stillorgan Park Hotel.
The following buses run by Dublin Bus will take you directly to Eurofound in Loughlinstown from the city centre: no. 7 (marked 'Loughlinstown') and no. 145 from Nassau Street, and no. 84x from Eden Quay. You can also take the DART (see below under ‘train’) to Dun Laoghaire, and pick up bus no. 111 outside the Pavilion Theatre on Marine Road (adjacent to the DART station).
Coming from City Centre by Luas Green Line (light rail)
- Terminus just across from St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
- Journey time approximately 35-40 minutes
- One every 5-10 minutes
- Return ticket €5.50 - valid all day (correct at 06/2015)
- Disembark at Cherrywood (2nd last stop)
- Approximately a 15-minute walk from stop to Eurofound
Directions: When you exit the tram at Cherrywood, follow the path that goes down to the road (the only exit from stop). When you reach the road (Valley Drive), turn right and proceed until you reach a roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and proceed until you reach a signal-controlled crossing point. Cross to the other side of the road and proceed in the same direction until you reach a bridge (N11 flyover). Continue across this bridge and when you reach the other side of the bridge, the entrance to Eurofound will become visible (on the far corner). Cross at the signal but be wary of traffic coming from multiple directions. www.luas.ie
You can take the Dublin suburban train (known as the DART) from the city centre to Killiney station on the south-east coast, a 27 minute-walk to Eurofound [Google maps]. Trains depart from any of the city centre stations – Connolly, Tara Street, or Pearse Street – approximately every 15 minutes. Please note that there is no taxi service from Killiney station. See route.
Renting a car
A variety of car rental companies are located in the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and you can also book your car hire online in advance.
Planning your journey
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