Located in the north-east of Ireland County Louth has a population of 128,000. The town of Dundalk has a population of approximately 38,000 and is located just 85 kilometres from both Dublin and Belfast. The first-class road network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Dundalk. DkIT is located just a few minutes away from exit 16 on the M1 motorway and takes just 45 minutes from Dublin Airport by car. Being a regional transport centre, Dundalk has good rail and bus connections.
Travel time from Dublin (Connolly Station) is just 50 minutes. Buses arrive each day to Dundalk from a variety of locations including Drogheda, Navan, Kells, Castleblayney, Balbriggan, Carrickmacross, Newry, Carlingford and Ardee. The GPS coordinates for the Institute are 53.9835° N, 6.3954° W. There is a shuttle bus serving DkIT from the Dundalk train station. This leaves the train station at 8.35am and leaves DkIT at 4.30pm and 5.25pm.
While parking is available on campus, it usually fills up very quickly. While Fridays tend to be a bit quieter, we recommend that if you are staying at a local hotel that you leave your car there during the event. The campus map indicates the location of the PJ Carroll's building and the closest car park Parking for the day costs €2. Should you have issues finding parking on campus, there is an overview car park operating at DkIT Sport (link to Google Maps) with a shuttle bus running back and forth to campus between 8.50am and 9.20am. The shuttle bus leaves DkIT campus for the DkIT Sport car park at 5.05pm.