Practical information

Dates and venue

We are hosting the 5th VPL Biennale in Kilkenny, Ireland from 6 to 8 May 2024.

The address of the event venue is:

Lyrath Estate Hotel
Paulstown Road

R95 F685


Registration includes the full conference programme with refreshments.


Early bird registration (closes 29 February 2024) 
270 euros   
Regular registration400 euros 


Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event are eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fees paid.

Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event are no longer eligible for a refund, however, it will be possible to transfer your registration to a colleague via Eventbrite.


All participants are responsible for making their own reservations for accommodation during the Biennale.

You are welcome to make your own arrangements or use one of the hotels that have agreements with the Biennale.

If you choose to book a room at one of the following hotels, please send an e-mail to book a room with the booking reference code indicated.

HotelStars/price per nightDistance from the conference venueOrder
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Paulstown Road, Lyrath, Kilkenny, R95 F6855 stars/200 euro B&B 0 km This is the conference venueReference ‘VPL Biennale’ when booking
Contact details: 
(056) 776 0088  
Pembroke Kilkenny, Patrick Street, Kilkenny, R95 E40W4 stars /149-159 euro B&B4.5km – 13 min taxiBooking code: 360670
Contact details: 
(056) 778 3500 
Kilkenny River Court Hotel,
The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y104
4 stars/150 euro B&B4.3km – 12 min taxiBooking code: 526187 
Contact details: 
(056) 772 3388  

Other hotel options

Transport in Ireland

Getting to Kilkenny City from Dublin

Kilkenny City is located approximately 140 km away from Dublin City. The hotel is located 3.6km from Kilkenny City centre.

Public transport

  • From Dublin Airport – there are direct bus connections from the airport to Kilkenny City.
  • From Dubin City centre – there are direct bus and train connections from Dublin City centre to Kilkenny City.
  • Buses run regularly from Kilkenny City to Lyrath Estate. Alternatively, you can book a taxi using a local company.

You can find more information and online booking options here.

Car hire

For detailed information on how to get to the Lyrath Estate hotel, click here.

Ireland and COVID-19

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland, either domestically or at the border. Ireland welcomes you.