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Astro - Dunsink Observatory

Meeting Room Hire


Dunsink Observatory conveniently located just off the M50, offers a variety of meeting rooms and spaces which are suitable for small meetings, away days, specialist workshops, training sessions, product launches etc. Subject to availability these may be hired by external parties at €300 per day for commercial bodies.

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Discounted or waived rates may be offered to academic, charitable and not-for profit bodies at the sole discretion of the Institute. All such use should be consistent with the standing and mission of the Institute and the historical traditions of the Observatory. The Institute reserves the right to refuse requests which it deems inappropriate.


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For more information on hiring these rooms or holding events in this venue please contact The Registrars Office.


Dunsink Observatory

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 Introduction: Dunsink Observatory  integrel to the Irish Astronomy Trail , has a long history in the service of science. Like most older European Observatory buildings it is now mainly used as residential accomodation and a venue to hire for small meetings and workshops. It is also used for public outreach and in particular public open nights during the winter months.

 Getting Here: Dunsink Observatory is located about 8 kms northwest of Dublin city centre, in the suburb of Castleknock.

Dunsink Observatory,
Dublin 15

Tel:    +353 (1) 4406656
Mob:    087-6294966

GPS   Our GPS location is +53° 23' 12.30", -6° 20' 10.40"

Driving :  Dunsink Observatory is easily accessible by car.
For directions check out Astronomy Trail or get directions using Google Maps

 By Bus : (numbers 38, 38A and 38B) to Dunsink leave from Oconnell Street. Get off at the bus stop nearest the Auburn Avenue/New Dunsink Lane roundabout (Travel Lodge is visible on the right) on the Navan Road, cross over to New Dunsink Lane and follow it for the next two miles.


10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353-1-6140100, Fax: +353-1-6680561