Accommodation and Travel

Welcome to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast or ‘Béal Féirste’ is a relatively young city, over 400 years old and is the capital of Northern Ireland.  A port city, Belfast made its wealth from the shipbuilding and rope making industries and the production and export of Irish Linen throughout the world.

Today it is a bustling and vibrant Victorian city with a cultural and historical heritage of great depth and richness.  The city possesses many fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, first class museums and galleries, beautiful parks and gardens, excellent shopping and of course a legendary nightlife ranging from classical entertainment to traditional music in ‘genuine’ Irish pubs.

Belfast and locations around Northern Ireland have also become known for TV and film making.  Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot, and only a stone’s throw away from other filming locations across Northern Ireland including The King's Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonstone. Take a tour around Northern Ireland and discover the dramatic scenery used in the show.

Belfast named in top 5 of the UKs best city break destinations - Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice Awards (2014)

For further information go to Visit Belfast.

Accommodation

Delegates are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. 

La Mon Hotel and Country Club (Conference venue) have a choice of rooms available at a range of prices.  For reservations go to:

Please quote the follow reservation code to avail of the special accommodation rates for the conference: Reservation Code – “Employment for All 2017”  

Hotels in Belfast City Centre

Visit Belfast has been appointed as the hotel reservation agent for the conference.  There is a wide range of accommodation available in Belfast City Centre. 

As part of the delegate fee transport will be provided from a designated pick up point in Belfast City Centre (Great Victoria Street – exact location to be confirmed)  to take delegates to the La Mon Hotel and Country Club for the conference and return to the pickup point. (Terms and Conditions will apply to the transport arrangements). Please note when delegates are booking the conference they must state that they will require transport from Belfast City Centre to Belfast. The conference organisers can only provide transport for those delegates who state in advance that they require transport.  Conference delegates will be allocated a specific time for the bus.

Hotels will be located 2 minutes to 12 minutes from the designated pick up point.   

Conference Hotels

  • Europa Hotel
  • Holiday Inn
  • Jury’s Inn
  • Park Inn
  • Clayton Hotel
  • Ramada Encore

How to book

To make a reservation go to https://aws.passkey.com/go/Employment2017

The deadline for booking accommodation through Visit Belfast is 17 May 2017.

Should you have any queries regarding booking accommodation please contact Visit Belfast, Tel: 0044(0)90239026.

Travel

By Air

Belfast is readily accessible by air, and is serviced with two airports – George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport and can be easily accessed from Dublin Airport, Ireland.  

Belfast Airports

George Best Belfast City Airport(BHD) is situated around three miles east of the City Centre and 5 miles from La Mon Hotel and Country Club.

Contact: Tel: +44 (0)2890 939393
www.belfastcityairport.com

Transport from George Best Belfast City Airport to:

Belfast International Airport (BFS) lies 18 miles north-west of Belfast at Aldergrove, Co Antrim

Contact: Tel +44 (0)2894 484848
www.belfastairport.com

Transport from airport to:

For further information on Translink services go to  www.translink.co.uk

Dublin Airport (DUB) is only about 100 miles (160 km) from Belfast. There are direct European and International flights to Dublin from many countries.

Contact: Tel: +353 18141111
www.dublin-airport.com

Transport from Dublin Airport to Belfast:

Bus

Translink from provides a bus service the Goldliner X1 & X2 services  from Dublin Airport to Belfast City Centre (Europa Bus Station).  For further information go to www.translink.co.uk/Services/Other-Translink-Services/Airport-Services/Goldline-Express-Service-X1-X2-Belfast-to-Dublin-Airport-and-Dublin/

Bookings can be made online.

For further information visit www.translink.co.uk

Aircoach

Aircoach provides an express bus service from Dublin Airport to Belfast  

For timetable see Aircoach Leaflet.

Contact Aircoach:

  • Dublin - Telephone: +353 (0)1 8447118
  • Belfast - Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9033 0655

Email: info@aircoach.ie

Website: http://www.aircoach.ie/  Tickets can be booked online

By Sea

Belfast can also be reached by a number of ports in Scotland and England.  For delegates coming by road or rail from or via Great Britain, Belfast is easily reached by sea crossing by ferry.

By Rail

Rail service to Belfast are from all over Northern Ireland and the main railway station is Central Station which is also accessible from York Street and Great Victoria Street.

For timetables and further information on all rail routes to Belfast contact Translink Tel +44(0)2890899400 or www.translink.co.uk

Car Parking

FREE car parking is available at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club.  

Car parking at hotels in Belfast – please contact your hotel regarding car parking arrangements.