June 2022
7th - 10th
Dublin, Ireland.

Registration, Field Trips & Dinner

Non-presenting participants who have submitted this form to dublin@gceg.org can still register until May 23rd 2022, right here:

  GCEG 2022 Dublin Registration Portal

When you register, please consider to sign up for the conference dinner already now as spaces are limited. The dinner is highly recommended as we'll be hosting that in the historic Guinness Storehouse. There will be plenty of food/drinks, Irish dance and music performances, and an opportunity to learn how to play a Bodhran.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner is traditionally a highlight in the social programme of all GCEGs and provides an opportunity for the participants to relax and enjoy meeting outside the scientific programme.

The Conference Dinner of the GCEG 2022 will be hosted at the amazing Guinness Storehouse at the heart of the city.

The Conference Dinner costs 85.00 €, which covers a buffet with vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as well as a set amount of drinks for the evening. Please note that the number of places for this event is limited.

Date: 09.06.2022
Admission: from 7:30 pm
Location: Guinness Storehouse
Price: 85.00 €

To secure your place at the dinner, register here.

GCEG2022 Dublin – Field Trips

We are excited that a number of our colleagues have agreed to offer and lead various field trips. These will take place just in advance of the event and with the exception of Field Trip #1, which is €10, are free of charge. Nevertheless, spaces are limited and thus we would like to ask you to register for these field trips either via the registration portal, or via Eventbrite in the case of Field Trip #4. A brief overview and further details on each of those planned Field Trips follows.

Should you book one of these field trips, we’ll provide further details about it via direct email about a week in advance of the event.

Field Trip #1

Bus field trip to Adamstown “sustainable urban community” and the National Stud in County Kildare, 6th of June, 2022.

Monday, June 6, 10:00-18:00

Leaders: Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan (University of Limerick) & Philip Lawton (Trinity College Dublin)

Available spaces: 50

Cost: €10

This day long fieldtrip will leave Nassau Street at 10am on the 6th of June and return to Dublin at 6pm. It will be comprised of two elements.

The first part of the trip will be led by Professor Philip Lawton of the Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin and will entail taking a walking tour through Adamstown, Co. Dublin. The walk will discuss the origins of Adamstown as 'sustainable urban community' in the early 2000's, its fate during and after the economic crisis of 2008, as well as more recent transformations taking place. This will be contextualized within the wider transformation of the Dublin region in recent decades. Participants should bring a packed lunch.

The second part of the tour in the afternoon will examine the nature, geography and restructuring of the equine industry in Ireland and will visit the National Stud in County Kildare. It will be led by Professor Bernadette Andreosso O’Callaghan, Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick. The tour will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the industry, highlighting its global positioning, its resilience to crises and its contribution to territorial development.

The bus will then return to Dublin for 6pm.

If you are interested in taking the tour please register at the following link. More details will be provided by the fieldtrip organizers to those who register over email.

Field Trip #2

Dublin’s “Silicon” Docklands

Tuesday, June 7, 9:30-12:00

Leader: Proinnsias Breathnach (Department of Geography, Maynooth University)

Available spaces: 20 (free of charge)

This walking tour examines the remarkable transformation of the former Dublin docklands over the last thirty years. Adjoining the city centre, the docklands were left largely derelict by the relocation or closure of port functions and related industries in the 1970s and 1980s. However, they then became a leading locational focus for the surge of inward investment, especially in service activities, which drove the high economic growth rates which Ireland has enjoyed since the early 1990s. The tour looks initially at the International Financial Services Centre whose establishment in 1987 sparked off the area’s revival. It then crosses the River Liffey to the Grand Canal Dock area which has been dubbed “Silicon” Dock due the concentration of IT-based activities, especially internet-mediated services. This area is now home to such leading international firms as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Accenture and Stripe.

The tour will end at Trinity College, in good time for the start of the conference paper sessions at 13.30.

Field Trip #3

“Dual City”: Dublin’s North Inner City

Tuesday, June 7, 9:30-12:00

Leader: Niamh Moore-Cherry (School of Geography, University College Dublin)

Available spaces: 20 (free of charge)

As the dominant metropolitan area within the Irish space-economy, Dublin is projected as a highly successful, globally connected city that is the driving force of the Irish economy. While this is somewhat accurate, it masks the more complex picture of Dublin as a city where the very development that is a marker of success is also experienced very differently by different groups across the city. Dublin is a remarkably unequal city with some of the most expensive property and high-tech industries located close to communities whose livelihoods and right to reside in the city are under significant development pressure. This walking tour takes a journey through time from the mid-1980s to the present day. Beginning in the north docklands, we then move through the northeast inner city including the old market areas examining economic restructuring and associated issues of regeneration, financialisation, community development and resistance.

The meeting point is on the square outside the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street (Eircode: D01 K6W2).

The tour will end outside the GPO on O’Connell Street, allowing time to get lunch and walk at your leisure to the conference venue in good time for the start of the paper sessions at 13.30.

There will be no charge for this tour, but attendance is limited to 20 people.

Field Trip #4

“Dual City”: Dublin’s North Inner City

Tuesday, June 7, 10:00-12:00

Leaders: Kathleen Stokes (NUI, Galway) & Rachel McArdle (NUI, Galway)

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-geography-walk-around-the-liberties-tickets-325126049767

As many geographers are coming to Dublin to attend the GCEC 2022, we feel there is a great opportunity to bring together international and Irish geographers whose research interests are broadly related to the urban.

Join us for a walk around the Liberties, a historic and working-class neighbourhood in inner-city Dublin that has been targeted for urban regeneration in recent years. We will be joined by Dr Cian O’Callaghan and Maedhbh nic Lochlainn (Geography, Trinity College Dublin) who will highlight the political, economic and material dimensions of urban vacancy, development, and gentrification in Dublin.

The walk start at 10am sharp outside Vicar Street (58-59 Thomas Street). It will take approximately 1.5-2 hours and consist mainly of street sidewalks, finishing with ample time to arrive at CGEG 2022.

Spaces are limited, so please sign up if you plan to join.

NB: we are all participants on this walk, so no one is accountable or liable for anybody else, or their belongings.

Please get in touch(kathleen.stokes(at)nuigalway.ie / rachel.mcardle(at)nuigalway.ie) if you have any questions or accessibility requirements.


All prices quoted are in EUR including VAT and local taxes. Registration cannot be confirmed until full payment is received. We accept all major credit cards and if needed will also provide information on how to pay by bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be advised by email (dublin@gceg.org). For cancellations received before April 8, 2022, 50 % of the registration fee will be charged. Cancellations after this date will not be refundable. Substitute participants will be accepted at any time via email.